Tuna Avocado Salad

Avocado, with more than 500 varieties and chock full of healthy nutrients, is one of my favorite power fruits. The first time I had tasted it in Toronto, I was a little apprehensive if I would fancy its taste or not. But as it is so good for health, I kept getting one every time I visited the market and began having chunks of this fruit every once in a while at breakfast instead of mayo in my sandwich. And oh boy, I eventually fell in love with it.

If unripe when bought, keep them wrapped in a newspaper at room temperature for a few days until they are ripe and yield slightly to pressure. Once ripe, cut around the pit using a sharp knife, twist the halves to open the fruit. Carefully whack a knife on the pit, twist to remove and discard the pit. Cup the avocado halve, score and scoop out flesh. Cut avocado reacts with air and browns just like an apple, so it is better to use it immediately.

I was eyeing this recipe from one of my most favorite and inspiring chefs from Food network~Micheal Smith, since long. I tried it and whipped up this yummy quick salad/sandwich filling for a yummy evening snack along with chai and a banana on the side.

Tuna Avocado Salad
(Inspired from Chef Micheal Smith’s recipe)


Canned tuna, packed in water – 1 can
Avocado – 1, pitted and peeled, chopped
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
Dill leaves – 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Cilantro – 1/4 cup finely chopped
Green chillies – 2, finely chopped
Salt and Black pepper powder – to taste


Combine all in a mixing bowl, toss together to mix. Serve as a sandwich or in a wrap.


6 thoughts on “Tuna Avocado Salad

  1. Thanks for the great Tuna recipe, the picture looks fantastic! When buying tuna and other canned seafood please take a moment to make sure it is fished by sustainable methods. Overfishing and bycatch can have a huge negative effect on the oceans ecosystem. Thanks, I look forward to more recipes!!

  2. Assalamalaikum Mona, Where did u get Avacado in HYD? The combination of avacado & tuna looks yummy!

    WaAlaiKumAsSalaam Uzma, Avocados are available in Hyderabad. You can check the following: q mart, rd#3 banjara hills, ratnadeep supermarket at vikrampuri secunderabad, srinagar colony and madhapur, ruci and idoni at gvk one mall banjara hills and rd# 4 banjara hills, also they are sometimes available at heritage fresh outlets across the city.

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