Tuna Salad Avocado Bowl

Treat yourself to a delightful meal with my Tuna Salad Avocado Bowl recipe! Packed with protein and healthy fats, this easy recipe combines canned tuna, creamy avocado, and savory mayo, offering a hassle-free option for a nutritious lunch or dinner. Don’t miss out on this simple yet delicious dish that’s perfect for avocado bowl enthusiasts and busy foodies alike!

Tuna salad avocado bowl being scooped with a wooden spoon, close up picture.

Why I Love This Recipe

I’m thrilled to share this recipe because it’s a swift, 5-minute solution for a nourishing meal or snack, perfect for busy days when you need something healthy and delightful in no time! It’s a delightful combination of creamy avocado and Japanese-style canned tuna, served directly from the avocado shell. Inspired by my popular Japanese Tuna Sandwich and Japanese Style Avocado, this recipe offers a unique twist on classic flavors.

I simply mix drained canned tuna with mayo and soy sauce, add in avocado chunks, and serve! It’s perfect for anyone seeking a light yet filling meal or hearty snack, packed with omega-3s, fibers, and essential vitamins and minerals. Enjoy the creamy texture and savory taste of tuna blended with soy sauce – it’s a must-try for avocado lovers and health-conscious foodies alike!



  • Canned Tuna – drained of any liquid.
  • Avocado – ripened avocado.
  • Mayonnaise – use Japanese Kewpie Mayo. Can substitute with regular mayo but will alter flavor.
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
  • Togarashi (red pepper)Togarashi Japanese chili pepper blend found in most Asian or Japanese supermarkets. A good alternative would be cayenne pepper or red pepper.

Additional Add Ins

For a hearty tuna mix, consider adding Lemon Juice, Green Onions, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onions, and Hard-Boiled Egg. These ingredients will add flavor and texture to your dish.

🥑 Avocado Ripening Pro Tip

For a quick ripening of your avocado, pop it in a Paper Bag alongside a Banana or Apple. These fruits release ethylene gas, expediting the ripening process.

Tuna salad avocado bowl being scooped with a wooden spoon.


Step 1 Combine drained canned tuna, mayo and soy sauce in a mixing bowl.

Tuna salad mix in a bowl.

Step 2 Carefully mix in diced avocado using this Avocado Preparation Method, ensuring it remains chunky.

Tuna salad avocado mix in a bowl.

🍽️ Alternate Serving Method

An alternate serving method for this recipe is to de-seed the avocado and place the tuna mix in the pit. This allows you to scoop pieces of the avocado out along with the tuna mix, providing a convenient and flavorful way to enjoy the dish.

Step 3 Fill the avocado shell with the tuna mixture and enjoy directly out of the shell.

Tuna salad avocado mix served in an avocado shell.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

Enhance the presentation of your dish by garnishing with Red Chili Pepper, chopped Cilantro, or diced Jalapenos.

Recipe Variations

Experiment with recipe variations by substituting the tuna with crab meat for a Avocado Stuffed Crab Bowl or opt for spicy tuna to create a Spicy Tuna Avocado Bowl. These simple swaps offer delicious alternatives that cater to different taste preferences, adding versatility to the dish.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this recipe with Crispy Baked Garlic Kale Chips for a light side dish, offering a crunchy texture that contrasts with the creamy avocado and tuna. Additionally, serve it alongside an Iced Vanilla Chai Latte for a refreshing beverage option, creating a balanced and satisfying meal.

Tuna salad avocado bowl, top down.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I tell if an avocado is ripe enough for this recipe?

To determine if an avocado is ripe enough for this recipe, gently press on the avocado. It should yield slightly to pressure but not feel too soft. The avocado should feel tender but still hold its shape when pressed.

Can I substitute canned tuna with fresh tuna for this dish?

No, you cannot substitute canned tuna with fresh tuna for this dish. Canned tuna is preferred because it is already pressure cooked, ensuring the right texture and flavor. If you opt for fresh tuna, you would need to cook it before using it in this recipe.

Can I use flavored mayo instead of regular mayo for the tuna mixture?

Yes, you can use flavored mayo instead of regular mayo for the tuna mixture in this recipe. The flavored mayo will add an extra layer of taste to the dish while still maintaining the desired consistency and texture.

Storage Tips

For optimal freshness, it’s best to consume the dish immediately after mixing with the avocado. However, if you have leftover tuna mix, you can store it in an airtight container and refrigerate for 5-7 days.

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Tuna salad avocado bowl being scooped with a wooden spoon, top down picture.

Tuna Salad Avocado Bowl

Indulge in a delicious Tuna Salad Avocado Bowl, a quick and easy recipe perfect for a nutritious meal or snack. This tuna bowl recipe combines creamy avocado with Japanese-style tuna mix, offering a flavorful and satisfying dish. Enjoy the convenience and health benefits of this avocado bowl recipe packed with omega-3s and essential nutrients.
4.86 from 7 votes
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: avocado bowl, tuna bowl recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 168kcal


  • 5 oz Canned Tuna drained
  • 1 Whole Avocado
  • 2 tbsp Kewpie Mayo can sub with America mayo but will alter flavor
  • 1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Togarashi can sub with ground red pepper


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for tuna salad in an avocado bowl.
  • Cut avocado into cubes and set aside. Make sure to save avocado shell for the bowls.
    Chopped avocados.
  • Mix together drained canned tuna, Kewpie mayo, soy sauce, and optional furikake in a mixing bowl.
    Tuna salad mix in a bowl.
  • Mix in avocados gently enough to just combine. You still want the avocado to be chunky, not mashed.
    Tuna salad avocado mix in a bowl.
  • Fill the tuna avocado mix in the empty avocado shells and top with optional Togarashi.
    Tuna salad avocado mix served in an avocado shell.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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