Add some healthy fats to your ketogenic meal with this avocado tuna salad recipe.
This salad tastes great on its own, or with Bacon Chips or Tortilla Chips, or even in lettuce cups. The options are limitless!
Protein. Check. Healthy fats. Check. Vegetables. Check. This avocado tuna salad is an excellent choice for “healthy, keto-friendly meals.”
Make this refreshing salad for a quick lunch that you can meal prep for the week or give to the kids while they’re on Spring or Summer break.
About Avocado Tuna Salad
The great thing about avocado tuna salad is that it doesn’t require any baking. This dish uses fresh or canned ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare!
This Avocado Tuna Salad is a totally healthy recipe because it’s gluten-free, paleo, and keto-friendly (rich in healthy fats and protein and low in carbs). SCORE! Here’s what you need to get started:
- Canned tuna (we highly suggest White Albacore Tuna)
- Red onion
- Lime vinaigrette
Meal Prep Tip: One thing I’d want to point out about this tuna and avocado salad is that if you’re meal prepping it for the week, we suggest waiting on adding the avocado until serving.
Because if you add the avocado and leave it out for a few days, it will turn brown, which no one enjoys.
Tuna Salad Q&A
Is canned tuna good for a keto diet?
Everyone knows the keto diet is stringent because it urges you to keep to your macronutrients, which are 70-80% fat from total daily calories, 5-10% carbohydrate, and 10-20% protein.
So canned tuna is a great source of protein that can be eaten in moderation as part of a Keto diet.
it’s rich in heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids, tuna makes a versatile and relatively inexpensive addition to your weekly meal rotation.
It’s perfectly combined with added fats to make a delicious Keto Avocado Tuna Salad, as well as tossed into low-carb spaghetti or crumbled into an omelette.
Is mayonnaise keto?
Mayonnaise is an excellent choice as a Keto Condiment.
Mayonnaise is naturally high in fat and prepared with a base of keto-friendly ingredients.
Store-bought mayonnaise can contain added sugars and additives, and these ingredients may not be compatible with Keto. Before making a purchase, be sure to read the labels – for the right choice.
You can also make your tuna salad with our Keto homemade mayonnaise. You can find the recipe for this in our sides section.
What can I mix with tuna besides mayo?
Make your canned tuna more interesting by mixing it with anything other than mayonnaise. Make avocado tuna salad and mix in some sliced avocado, cilantro, red onion, and a yummy vinaigrette for a fresh tuna salad option.
How long does tuna salad last?
Keep in mind that because this tuna salad dish contains avocado, it might quickly turn brown, so we normally eat it straight away or within a few hours after making it.
Although the lemon juice helps to avoid any browning of the avocado, if you don’t mind, you can keep this tuna salad in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Can canned tuna be eaten raw?
Most canned tuna is pre-cooked, so the answer is YES! You can eat canned tuna without Cooking or Heating it.
Avocado Tuna Salad
This quick, easy, and healthy Avocado Tuna Salad is perfect for a quick lunch, dinner, or even appetizer. This one is made with Canned Tuna, Ripe Avocados, and other Fresh Ingredients. No mayonnaise!
- 9 oz canned tuna packed in water, drained ((I used 3 3-oz cans))
- 3 ripe avocados, diced ((peeled and pitted))
- 1/4 cup finely sliced red onions
- 1/2 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped
- A few squeezes of fresh Lemon Juice to taste ((I used about 1/2 of a large lemon))
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, combine the drained tuna, diced avocados, sliced red onions, and chopped parsley.
Toss with olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste, salt, and pepper. Adjust seasonings if needed. Serve immediately.
- Ideas for serving: On mixed greens, lettuce cups, bread, toast, saltine crackers, cucumber slices (for a keto meal!), or as is.
Note: Crackers are normally off the menu for many keto dieters, but they don’t have to be. Ground flax seeds are loaded with fiber and Omega-3 fats, and they make a great base for keto-friendly Crackers.
- It is ideal to eat this delicious salad right after it is prepared and enjoy it while it is still fresh.
- If you’re not on a keto diet, add a few drops of honey (1/2 teaspoon honey) to the mix and you’ll have a delicious concoction.
- Use good quality extra virgin olive oil: Because the olive oil will be tasted because it is used as a dressing, I like the aromatic and powerful variety. It’ll elevate the salad to better tasty!
Carbohydrates: 5g – Protein: 22g – Fat: 24g – Saturated fat: 4g – Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 393mg – Potassium: 416mg – Fiber: 4g, sugar: 1g – Vitamin a: 173IU – Vitamin c: 6mg – Calcium: 19mg – Iron: 1mg
So many ideas!! We’d love to hear from you if you have any more inventive ways to serve this salad. As well as any keto dish you’ve made using avocado.
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