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Tuna Salad Recipe – This Tuna Salad recipe makes a delicious, flavorful recipe perfect for lunch or a light supper! Stuffed into an avocado, as a sandwich or served on a lettuce leaf!
Close to Bart’s love for chicken salad is his love for tuna salad. I can’t even begin to imagine how many vats of it I’ve made through the years. When I stopped and did the math of at least once per week for nearly 21 years we’re way over 1,000 and climbing.
Gosh, now I feel old.
And like I should have some tuna salad making award or something.
But then again, I guess I do have that. Bart loves it and that’s enough for me! (Awwww!)
And, with all those times of tuna salad making and tweaking the recipe a bit here and there, I can whip it up in no time flat with eyes closed if need be.
If truth be told though, tuna salad has always been one of my Mama’s favorites. Growing up, I think it was lunch for most of our Saturdays as a toasted sandwich, stuffed into a tomato, or just with crackers.
But lately, I can’t get enough of it stuffed into an avocado. The combination is just amazing. I can’t urge you enough to give it a try!
Here’s my favorite Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!
Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado Recipe
- 2 (5-ounce) cans tuna drained
- ½ cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
- ½ cup chopped celery
- 1 tablespoon sweet relish
- 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 2 – 3 avocados halved, pitted
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine tuna, mayonnaise, celery, relish, mustard, lemon juice, and curry powder in a medium bowl until well combined. Spoon into avocado halves. Salt and pepper to taste.
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Originally published 2015.
I always have to add chopped boiled eggs to my tuna salad. My daughter won’t eat it without them. This I will try. Hubby and daughter are tuna salad lovers.
Sounds delicious, Joann!
Robyn, this looks so good….have to try stuffed in avocado. Lunch today!!!!! Pinned. Thanks.
I hope you love it, Mary! It’s my lunch today, too!
It probably won’t affect the recipe, but all commercial tuna that I’ve been able to find now comes in 5-ounce, not 6-ounce, cans (4 ounces drained).
Thanks so much for catching that, Eileen! I’ve updated the recipe to include the most standard size.
I never thought about putting tuna into an avocado half but it sure sounds good!
This may be a dumb question but is the “1 t. mustard” prepared yellow mustard OR the powdered dried mustard?
It is prepared yellow mustard. I hope you enjoy it!
My dear Robyn! No onions??!! I thought we Southerners put onions and sugar in everything!! I’ll try it w/o.
You are so right! You can absolutely add a little bit of finely diced or even grated onion if you like. 🙂
Hi Robyn, Your recipe sounds great and is similar to mine except that I use finely chopped dill pickle instead of sweet relish and honey mustard instead of regular yellow mustard. The curry powder is a great idea for a little kick. I just did my shopping and the avocados were like rocks and ridiculously expensive. Next time they are on sale I will buy some just to try with your tuna recipe. Thanks for all of your delicious posts! Jennifer in Montreal
I hope you enjoy it, Jennifer! I bet the honey mustard is delicious, too! Don’t you hate it when avocados are like that! It is like a treasure hunt sometimes. xo
Do you have any other easy tuna recipes?
Growing up we pretty much followed this recipe but we always put diced apple in. Without the apple, my mother wouldn’t make it!
Delicious! My Mama loves it with apples, too!
We always add cold cooked pasta spirals to tuna salad! Makes it go further too
Great.. Now a days here we gets salted tuna’s.. Is there any problem while preparing this with salty tuna.?
I always try my best to use tuna packed in water and check the labels to compare the amount of sodium in products. If you feel like your tuna is already salted more than enough, just omit the salt called for in the recipe or adjust to taste. I hope you enjoy it!
Hi. I’m new to your site and this is the first recipe I’ve tried! It was fabulous. I will definitely be trying out more! Thanks
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Michelle!
I am in love with with tuna… Now found a new recipe… gonna fall in love with it again <3
Delicious recipe … I will surely wanna to try this at my home in very near future.
This was really good….had to eat it on lettuce leaves as I didn’t have any avocados in the house. I’m making this my go-to tuna salad!
Great! So glad you liked it! Thanks!
What is the protein count in this tuna salad?
I love the sound of her recipe but cannot use sweet pickle relish due to my diabetes & I am allergic to curry of any sort.
However, I grew up loving two types of tuna salad; you might say I am addicted to tuna salad!
the first-is nothing 2 of the largest cans of tuna available, I love the albacore in water
& I break the tuna up so that it is small pieces and to this, I add 5 large delicious apples that have been peeled and diced small, to this I add about 6 ounces of really small pecan pieces & mayo. That’s it! We love lots of apple bits & lots of pecan pieces so how much truly depends on your preference. I suggest after chopping up several apples that you mix them in with the tuna to see if you want more, same with the pecan pieces.
The second recipe requires the same amount of tuna to which I add about 1 medium onion diced small, while the smalls are too small, sometimes a med. is a little large & it also depends how much you like onion. I add about 6 extra large eggs that I have steamed (don’t like the green ring I get when they’re boiled) I slice through each one lengthwise, 3 or 4 times close together, turn the egg & repeat, then I slice off the eggs close together crosswise to the end resulting in a nicely diced egg. I then dice a liberal amount of hamburger dills, adding them to the mixture and I top with a generous dollop of mayo because to me salad dressing is too sweet. Before stirring the mayo into the mixture I season it with salt, pepper & a bit of garlic powder, mix thoroughly. It is delicious on toast, with lettuce & slices of tomato.
Love your recipes, Thanks
I just had tuna salad for lunch and I wish I had seen this before I ate it. ???? I love avocados and I love even more the more idea of putting them together with tuna salad! Thanks for sharing! I will be trying this soon! I’m pinning it so I won’t forget it!
I hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much Sheryl! xo
Interesting how you used curry in the tuna salad. Thanks for the idea.
It is also fabulous stuffed into petit Chou for cocktail bites. I get rave reviews.
Loved it!!! Perfecto for a spanish summer night!
What type of canned tuna do you use?
Terry, I use albacore tuna in water. I hope you enjoy!