Healthy No Mayo Avocado Tuna Salad (Keto & Paleo approved) is brightly packed with wonderful flavor. A quick and easy gluten free tuna salad recipe with wholesome ingredients.
Okay, so I’m going to sneak this healthy tuna salad recipe in before we go full on pumpkin-apple-Fall crazy overload, because we are quickly approaching that wonderful time of year ;).
Not that you can’t make this tuna salad year-round, but I don’t want to lose you guys to cozy pumpkin, maple and apple recipes because I know that’s already where my mind is at…FALLL EVERYTHINGGGGG!!!
Tuna salad is definitely a staple in our household; John loves his with mayo, and I like mine a little more health-conscious. Avocado is such a great swap for the mayo because it has that creamy texture while adding “healthy fat” and lots of vitamins and minerals.
The lime juice, cilantro and cumin add great flavor that do a great job masking the “fishiness” in the tuna which, if you’re like me, is a HUGE plus. Cumin has a distinctively warm and earthy flavor which balances well with the brightness of the lime and fresh cilantro.
This Healthy No Mayo Avocado Tuna Salad is Keto & Paleo approved and gluten free...
A different and easy tuna salad recipe without the mayo!
Yeahp…you betcha, this recipe works for just about every diet. With all natural and wholesome ingredients, it’s a deliciously quick recipe that you can feel good about eating.
Since making this recipe, I’ve converted John into a no mayo tuna salad kind of guy, which works well in my favor because that’s less work I have to do when prepping our lunches ;).
My 15 year old brother on the other hand swears he’s “allergic” to tuna because he hates the smell so much it makes him gag (he’s not really allergic)…LOL. I’ll have to see if I can get him to try this recipe without him realizing it’s actually tuna ;)…maybe I can convert him too.
- 1 avocado, skin and pit removed
- 1 5oz can chunk light tuna, in water, drained
- 1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 celery, roughly chopped
- ½ cup cherry/grape tomatoes
- ½ onion, roughly chopped
- 1 garlic clove
- ¼ cup cilantro
- ½ tsp cumin
- Juice of ½ lime
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- Place all ingredients in food processor. Pulse until smooth.
- Store in container in refrigerator.
*If you don’t have a food processor: mash avocado until smooth. Finely chop carrots, celery, tomatoes, onion, garlic and cilantro. Add to avocado along with tuna, cumin, salt, pepper and lime juice. Mix well until combined.
*Tuna will last up to 5 days in refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
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