A fun twist on a classic tuna salad, this tuna avocado sandwich is creamy, easy and super tasty. It comes together in minutes and makes for the most delicious lunch!
If you’re always looking for new ideas to mix up your lunch routine (and you enjoy canned tuna), then this tuna avocado sandwich is for you!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big mayo lover, but sometimes I want to mix things up a little, make ’em a little lighter. That’s when I opt for tuna sandwiches without mayo.
You still get all the creamy dreamy texture, like you would with a regular tuna salad sandwich, but in a different form.
Serve this tuna avocado salad with pickle, hot peppers and chips for one scrumptious lunch!
Why We Love This Tuna Avocado Sandwich
- It’s made with some pretty simple ingredients that you probably have on hand
- Comes together in about 10 minutes
- Can be customized to taste with garnish
- Of course, it tastes delicious!
How to Make It
Full details are in the recipe card below, but here are the basics:
- Add the tuna avocado salad ingredients to a bowl.
- Give everything a little mash to combine. You can make as chunky (or as not) as you like best.
- Toast your bread (or you can leave untoasted, if that’s what you prefer).
- Spread mustard over one side of each slice of bread.
- Add some lettuce or alfalfa sprouts
- Top with the tuna avocado salad mixture.
- Spread some thinly sliced cucumber across the top.
- Cover with your top slice of bread.
- Time to dig into this delicious tuna avocado sandwich!
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Do I Have to Use Bread?
Not at all!
You can simply enjoy this tuna avocado salad as is.
Alternatively, enjoy with your favourite crackers, on a wrap or on some leaves of lettuce for a low-carb tuna salad.
More Recipe Tips & Variations
Canned tuna in water is used, but you can totally use tuna in oil for a little more lushness.
Speaking of tuna, whatever variety you use, make sure it’s drained well so you don’t make your sandwich soggy.
Veggies are added to this sandwich, but you can omit or add whatever veggies you like best!
Optional is to spread a little mustard on the bread when building your tuna avocado sandwich. You can omit or use mayo.
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Hope you love this tuna avocado salad sandwich as much we do!
If you try this tuna avocado sandwich, please leave a comment below. Love to hear how you enjoyed the recipe!
Tuna Avocado Sandwich (made in minutes)
- 6 ounces canned tuna in water , drained well (about a 170 gram can before draining)
- 1 avocado , halved, pitted and peeled
- ½ stalk celery , finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons lemon olive oil (or regular)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (or green onion)
- ½ tablespoon chopped fresh dill (or ½ teaspoon dried dill)
- ½ tablespoon capers , roughly chopped
- pinch salt
- pinch black pepper
- 2 to 3 tablespoons mustard (for bread, optional)
- 4 slices sandwich bread
Optional Garnish Ideas
- Alfalfa sprouts (to taste)
- Lettuce or baby spinach (to taste)
- Sliced cucumber (to taste)
- Add canned tuna, avocado, celery, lemon juice, lemon olive oil, chives, dill, caper, salt, and black pepper to a medium bowl. Mash or stir until you've reach your desired consistency and everything is well combined.
- Toast your bread (if you like) and spread some mustard on one side of all four bread slices (optional).
- To assemble: divide the tuna avocado mixture between two slices of bread (on top of mustard), then top with alfalfa sprouts, lettuce and/or cucumber, if you want. Place the two remaining slices of bread over top of each to form the sandwiches. Enjoy!
Nutrition estimate (if provided) is based on 1 Serving.
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A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are guidelines only.