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My Favorite Tuna Salad with Avocado - the perfect lunch that can be thrown together in 5 minutes! #whole30 #paleo

Healthy Tuna Salad

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American


A delicious and easy healthy tuna salad recipe you are going to want to save and make again and again! (Whole30/Paleo)


  • 1 can light tuna (in water)
  • 510 green olives, sliced (more or less as desired)
  • 1 stalk of celery, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons finely diced purple onion
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/41/3 cup mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Garnish: micro greens and black sesame seeds (optional)
  • 12 avocados (optional – see notes)


Healthy Tuna Salad

  1. Drain tuna and place in medium mixing bowl.
  2. Take fork and flake the tuna so it separates.
  3. Add olives, celery, onion, pepper, mayo, lemon juice and mustard.
  4. Stir to combine and then taste and adjust any ingredient to your liking.

Stuffed Avocado Tuna Salad (optional)

  1. Take an avocado and cut in half lengthwise.
  2. Using a large spoon, scoop out an entire half of an avocado and discard shell.
  3. Place avocado on plate and place tuna salad inside where the pit used to be.
  4. Garnish with sesame seeds and micro greens.


  • Stuffed Avocado Version: you don’t need to do this unless you want to! You can also just dice up half of an avocado and add it to the tuna salad or you can skip the avocado altogether! Do what works best for you! The tuna salad tastes amazing with or without it!
  • Stuffed Bell Pepper Version: you could also cut a bell pepper in half (scoop out seeds, etc.) and stuffed the tuna salad in there!
  • Serving Sizes: If you just eat the tuna salad plain (no avocado or just a little diced avocado mixed in) it will serve about one person.  But it can easily serve more than 1 person if you are stuffing half an avocado!  You could do two larger servings or up to 4 smaller servings if you cut two avocados in half and each person got one half + tuna salad.  Do what works best for you!
  • Favorite Canned Tuna: I really like this brand of canned tuna!
  • Mayo: I like using my homemade mayo (Whole30/Paleo) but I also really like this store-bought mayo too! Just check your ingredients if you are worried about paleo/Whole30.