Quick Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

Today is a busy day.  Between running my daughter to school, taking the dog to the vet, and a ton of other chores that need to be done before the weekend, I barely have time for lunch. So I needed something quick and healthy.  So there is nothing better in a dash than an easy tuna salad with an avocado twist.


There are so many ways you can twist up tuna salad.  But I really wanted to drop the mayo today and add in something with a little more flavor.  So I grabbed a nice ripe avocado and diced it up.

I threw in some spices and toasted some fresh whole grain bread and before I knew it, lunch was ready and I actually had time to eat it!

lemon juice

Remember, don’t squeeze your avocadoes.  You cause them to bruise that way.  Instead, press that little button tip at the top and if it goes down, it’s ripe.  If it stays hard it needs a little more time. Toss it in a paper bag and try again tomorrow.


Here we go!

  • 1  ripe avocado
  • 1 lemon – juiced or 3 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup arugula – chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 can albacore tuna
  • sea salt

Optional:  I loved Trader Joe’s new chili lime seasoning on top for a little zest.



  1. Cut avocado in 1/2 then dice in the avocado before you scoop out the middle.  Then place in a bowl with your tuna, arugula, and seasoning.
  2. Place back into the avocado shells or have as a sandwich.

Try This: Add onions, celery, or even smashed Doritos for crunch!





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