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 you tuna avocado salad ingredients to a bowl.
- Give everything a little mash. 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 slices with some mustard.
- 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.
- Dig in!
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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
Canned tuna in water was used, but you can totally opt for tuna in oil for a little more lushness.
Speaking of tuna, whatever variety you use, make sure it’s well drained so you don’t make your sandwich soggy.
Veggies were added to this sandwich, but you can omit or add whatever veggies you like best!
For optimal colour and freshness on your avocado, I would suggest making this sandwich and enjoying right away (as opposed to making the day before). Of course, you can make it a day ahead, but the avocado may be a bit oxidized (turn brown).
Optional is to spread a little mustard on the bread when building your tuna avocado sandwich. You can omit or use mayo.
More Easy Sandwich Recipes You May Enjoy
- Egg Salad Sandwich – Always a classic and always scrumptious!
- Western Sandwich – This egg sandwich is loaded with ham and veggies and can be enjoyed for any meal of the day.
- Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich – Curry, chicken and a little sweetness from apple, this salad sandwich makes for a delicious lunch.
- Chickpea Salad Sandwich – A vegetarian salad sandwich with chickpeas and apricots. Such a yummy sweet and savoury combination.
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! Thank you!
Tuna Avocado Sandwich (made in minutes)
- 170 grams canned tuna in water (about 120 grams after draining)
- 1 avocado , peeled and pitted
- ½ stalk celery , finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons lemon olive oil (or regular)
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives , chopped (or green onion)
- ½ tablespoon fresh dill , roughly chopped (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 bread
- Alfalfa sprouts (to taste)
- Lettuce or baby spinach (to taste)
- Cucumber (to taste)
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl down to black pepper and mash until you've reach your desired consistency.
- Toast your bread (if you like) and spread some mustard on there (optional).
- For each sandwich, pile on your tuna avocado mixture onto one slice (along with veggies, if you want). Cover with top slice and enjoy!
- Canned tuna in water was used, but you can totally opt for tuna in oil for a little more lushness.
- Speaking of tuna, whatever variety you use, make sure it’s well drained so you don’t make your sandwich soggy.
- Veggies were added to this sandwich, but you can omit or add whatever veggies you like best!
- For optimal colour and freshness on your avocado, I would suggest making this sandwich and enjoying right away (as opposed to making the day before). Of course, you can make it a day ahead, but the avocado may be a bit oxidized (turn brown).
- Optional is to spread a little mustard on the bread when building your tuna avocado sandwich. You can omit or use mayo.