Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad

Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad

I love this paleo avocado tuna salad. It makes a great quick and easy paleo snack or lunch. And it’s another way to eat one of my favorite foods — avocados. This recipe uses just four essential ingredients, but it reminds me of the old school tuna salad I used to eat as a kid. For me it’s a true paleo comfort food. Avocado tuna salad with a quick tomato soup makes a perfect fast meal.

It’s really simple to put this avocado tuna salad together. You can use whatever tuna you have — leftover tuna from last night’s dinner or a good quality canned tuna. Cut the avocado in half and scoop out the middle of both halves leaving a shell of avocado flesh. You want to have about half of the avocado in the bowl to use for the salad. Add some fresh lemon juice, chopped onion and mash together. Then mix in the tuna.

The key to this recipe is tasting it as you make it. Avocados and lemons vary in size so it’s important to taste to make sure you have enough creaminess and acidity in the tuna salad. Add a little more avocado or lemon juice if needed. And you can add whatever else you like in your tuna salad. Scoop into the avocado cups and enjoy. Paleo avocado tuna salad is a great lunch or snack in about five minutes. 

Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad
Serves: 1-2 servings
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon, juiced, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion, to taste
  • 5 ounces cooked or canned wild tuna
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cut the avocado in half and scoop the middle of both avocado halves into a bowl, leaving a shell of avocado flesh about ¼-inch thick on each half.
  2. Add lemon juice and onion to the avocado in the bowl and mash together. Add tuna, salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Taste and adjust if needed.
  3. Fill avocado shells with tuna salad and serve.

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Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad by Cook Eat Paleo. A great paleo lunch or snack in 5 minutes with just 4 essential ingredients.

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  1. says

    GREAT idea to use part of the avocado, mashed, as the creamy component that holds the tuna salad together. I am DEFINITELY doing this. Thanks!! :D

  2. Dominic says

    Glad I found this. Trying to go Paleo. *Thought* I didn’t like Tuna. This has just proved me wrong and given me a great new option. Thanks!!!

  3. Cindy says

    My husband and I just started Paleo this week. This was delicious! With recipes like this I know we can meKe this healthy life change!

  4. says

    I am itching to try this, I absolutely love avocado’s with fish, this looks perfect for a light but satisfying lunch – Ps I found your page via Pinterest, this is super popular! :) xx

  5. says

    Looks delicious! Avocados are one of my most favorite things! I am definitely going to give this a try. Pinning! I enjoyed your talk on Pinterest at Blogher Food ’14. Thanks for taking the time to put together a wonderful presentation!

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