Avocado Tuna Salad - 3 Ways!

Servings: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes


1 Mission Avocado

½ red onion, chopped (about ½ cup)

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 Persian cucumber, chopped

2 tbsp sunflower seeds

1 (5-ounce) can wild tuna in water, drained

1 tbsp fresh parsley or dill, chopped

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

½ tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp dijon mustard

Salt & pepper to taste


  • Lettuce, tomato, sprouts, sliced avocado, and bread for the sandwich
  • Butter lettuce, sprouts, sliced avocado, & sliced tomato for the lettuce wraps
  • 1 extra avocado for the avocado boats


  1. Slice avocado in half. Remove the pit and scoop one half into a bowl. Mash it with a fork, then mix with olive oil, lemon, and dijon mustard. Set aside. Cut the other half of the
  2. avocado into cubes.
  3. Place the chopped onion, celery, cucumber, sunflower seeds, cubed avocado, tuna, and parsley or dill in a bowl.
  4. Add the mashed avocado mixture in with the other ingredients and stir to mix everything well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Enjoy as desired!
    • Use it in a sandwich with your favorite bread, lettuce, tomato, sprouts, and/or any of your other favorite sandwich toppings.
    • For the lettuce wraps, place sliced tomato on each butter lettuce leaf, then add the Avocado Tuna Salad, sliced avocado, and sprouts on top.
    • For Avocado Boats, scoop a small spoonful of the avocado flesh out to create more of a “pocket” for the Avocado Tuna Salad, then spoon the Avocado Tuna Salad into the Avocado “Boat”. Garnish with additional parsley or dill.

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