Foodie, Recipes

Healthy Tuna Salad + Avocado

This is a recipe that I make about once a week.  Yes, it is ridiculously simple, but it is also ridiculously good!!

I know, I know.  Tuna salad.  But you guys, this is my absolute FAVORITE tuna salad that I literally make all the time (if you watch my Instagram stories, you know that is true).  Maybe I don’t always perfectly stuff it into an avocado and top it with fancy micro-greens and black sesame seeds, but this is my go-to when I have nothing else in the house to eat.

What You Will Need

Here is what I used:

  • light tuna (in water)
  • green olives
  • celery
  • purple onion
  • ground black pepper
  • mayo
  • yellow mustard
  • lemon juice
  • avocados
  • Garnish: micro greens and black sesame seeds (optional)


  • 2 can light tuna (in water)
  • 10–20 green olives, sliced (more or less as desired)
  • 2 stalk of celery, sliced
  • 4 tablespoon finely diced purple onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 – 2/3 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Garnish: micro greens and black sesame seeds (optional)
  • 2–4 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 TunaI 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.

Author: The Wooden Skillet