Avocado Tuna Salad

Avocado Tuna Salad
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Say hello to this omega-3 fatty acid bomb! Packed with heart-healthy tuna and fiber-rich avocado, this low-carb and diabetes friendly salad is ready to go in just minutes, and at a price that can fit any budget. Chop some avocados, add packaged tuna, and mix in some store-bought pico de gallo. Ready in less than 5 minutes, this is a perfect lunch option or quick-fix dish with southwestern flair. It does pay to go with fresh pico de gallo, which you can purchase in the produce section or at the deli counter in most grocery stores. Or, if you've got a spare tomato, onion, and pepper, chop up your own! You can even get creative and add a pepper or a little cilantro. Make this diabetes-friendly nutrition powerhouse your own!

  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Servings
    5 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

5 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 130

  • Total Fat 5g
    • Saturated Fat 0.8g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 300mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 1g
  • Protein 18g
  • Potassium 340mg
  • Phosphorus 140mg

Choices/Exchanges: 3 Lean protein



  • tuna flavorseal pouches packed in water
    2 (6.4-oz) pouches
  • pico de gallo
    1/2 cup
  • medium avocado (cut in half)


  1. Remove the pit from the avocado. Use a spoon to scoop out the insides of the avocado and place it in a medium bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher. Add the pico de gallo and mix well.

  2. Add the tuna to the bowl and mix well. Serve the tuna salad with your choice of whole-wheat crackers, whole-wheat pitas or lettuce wraps.

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    This was yummy, I wish it was a little creamier, will probably add a bit of mayo next time or just a whole avocado. Would totally make it again though as a snack with some whole grain crackers!