Jalapeño Avocado Tuna Salad-A Step by Step recipe guide

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Looking for a healthy and vegetarian meal that won’t disappoint? Look no further than this Jalapeño Avocado Tuna Salad recipe! This dish is packed with flavor and is perfect for a quick and easy meal. Plus, it’s sure to be a hit with any health-conscious individual out there. So get started, and let us help you bring this amazing dish to life!

Gotta love a good and easy salad that can be easily made for lunch and dinner and even enjoyed at your office desk, this Jalapeño Avocado Tuna Salad is definitely that type of salad. I bake a lot of cakes and treats, but my motto is definitely everything in moderation and I try to have a clean and balanced diet, so I can still fit into my pants.

As a full-time working mom I have my hands full so I am always looking for ways to make a quick and delicious lunch or dinner and with this Jalapeño Avocado Tuna Salad I hit the jackpot. I used Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water as the main protein in this dish and mixed it with a ripe avocado, lemon juice and chopped jalapeño for a spicy kick. Just look at those tuna salad scoops, you can see huge chunks of tuna, and this is what I love about it: the firm texture, light color and fresh taste. I prefer using Solid White Albacore over Chunk Light Tuna, as Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna is quality you can see the moment you open the can. I actually end up eating it staring from the can many, many times!

I served the Jalapeño Avocado Tuna Salad over a bed of kale mixed with buckwheat. I added some sliced radishes for a pop of color and some crunchiness. This salad is perfect and I like how quickly it comes together, also being super filling, nutritious and delicious. To save time during the week, I usually cook some buckwheat during the weekend and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. I add it to salads or use it instead of rice. For the perfect kale texture, I massage the kale with some lemon juice and olive oil, so its soft and tender.



  • 1 can Bumble Bee® Solid White
  •  Albacore in Water, drain water
  • ½ cup toasted buckwheat
  • 2 large kale leaves, washed
  • 4-5 radishes, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 avocado, flesh only
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt


  1. Bring a kettle of water to a boil. Place buckwheat in a rice colander and wash, drain excess water.
  2. Add buckwheat to a medium bowl, pour 1 cup of hot water over it and cover with a towel or dish. Let it stand for 30 minutes, drain any excess water, add half to a salad dish or transfer to a container if not using immediately.
  3. Remove stems from kale leaves and discard. Chop kale and add it to a medium bowl. Mix with olive oil, one teaspoon of lemon juice and dash of salt, massage the leaves with your hands for one minute and add to the bowl with buckwheat, add sliced radishes and give it a stir.
  4. In a small bowl mash the avocado, add tuna, jalapeño, one teaspoon of lemon juice and dash of salt. Mix until well combined and scoop on top of the salad. This mixture is also great in sandwiches or wraps.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

If you are a fan of tuna salad you have to try this contemporary Jalapeño Avocado Tuna Salad that has no mayo added, and it packed with lean protein, fiber and healthy fats, all with a spicy kick.

In this blog, we will be sharing a delicious and healthy Jalapeño Avocado Tuna Salad recipe guide. This salad is perfect for summertime, as it’s light and refreshing. We will provide you with a step-by-step recipe guide that will help you make the best jalapeño avocado tuna salad possible. Don’t miss it!

Frequently Asked Question

What do you eat tuna salad with?

Bread or croissants, lettuce, bread, and butter pickles
Serve with fresh vegetables like cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, sliced bell peppers, snap peas, broccoli, and so on in a lettuce wrap.
Serve with whole-grain bread, pita chips, or crackers.

Is tuna salad good for you?

It contains 5% of your daily iron requirements, as well as a variety of energy-boosting B vitamins and 80% of your daily suggested selenium. Tuna is also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial to heart health, growth, and cognitive function.

Does tuna and avocado taste good together?

If you like tuna and avocado, you’ll adore this avocado tuna salad. Tuna salad is excellent on its own, but with avocado, it’s 1000 times better! The avocado provides taste and a creamy texture to the salad, and it also serves as a substitute for mayonnaise, making this dish extremely healthful and nutritious.

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