Keto tuna and avocado salad

Keto tuna and avocado salad

Not a fan of mayo, but love tuna, avocado, red pepper, and onion? What if we tossed all of those with a tart lime and olive oil dressing? You'd have a quick, simple, and budget-friendly meal in under 15 minutes!

Keto tuna and avocado salad

Not a fan of mayo, but love tuna, avocado, red pepper, and onion? What if we tossed all of those with a tart lime and olive oil dressing? You'd have a quick, simple, and budget-friendly meal in under 15 minutes!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs 650 g can of tuna in water
  • 3 oz. (9 tbsp) 85 g (140 ml) red bell pepper, slicedred bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 oz. (523 tbsp) 55 g (80 ml) red onion, slicedred onions, sliced
  • 5 oz. 140 g cucumber, quartered
  • 2 oz. (9 tbsp) 55 g (130 ml) celery stalk, dicedcelery stalks, diced
  • 3 (113 lbs) 3 (600 g) avocado, cut into eightsavocados, cut into eights
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 13 cup 80 ml olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions

  1. Drain the tuna. Use a fork to flake the tuna onto a plate.
  2. Slice red bell pepper and red onion into thin slices. Quarter the cucumber lengthways, remove seeds, and slice. Halve the celery, lengthways, then chop into small pieces. Peel and de-stone the avocado and slice into eighths.
  3. Arrange all ingredients in layers on a large serving platter or onto individual serving plates.
  4. Place the lime juice and olive oil in a small jar and shake well to combine. Drizzle dressing over salad and finish off with salt and pepper to taste.
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25 comments

  1. Stephaniehall529
    This tastes amazing and refreshing after a hot day at work. I added a boiled egg cause I needed a little extra something but alone it is simply delicious, literally.
    Reply: #2
  2. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    This tastes amazing and refreshing after a hot day at work. I added a boiled egg cause I needed a little extra something but alone it is simply delicious, literally.

    I am glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Penny
    This was my lunch today. Super delicious.
  4. cinha81
    I'm confused with the macros on this recipe. According to fitnespal this has 18g of carbs per serving 45g in fat and 29g protein. Am I missing something?
    Reply: #5
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'm confused with the macros on this recipe. According to fitnespal this has 18g of carbs per serving 45g in fat and 29g protein. Am I missing something?

    You may need to subtract the fiber. We provide the full nutrition information in the Nutrition+ tab under the list of ingredients. 7g net carbs + 11g fiber = 18g total carbs.

  6. heidi
    I'm always a little confused about the measurements for cans of tuna used in recipes.
    So for 4 servings, is 650 grams the weight before draining (so including the water) - or is it drained weight?
    Thanks
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'm always a little confused about the measurements for cans of tuna used in recipes.
    So for 4 servings, is 650 grams the weight before draining (so including the water) - or is it drained weight?
    Thanks

    For this recipe, the measurement includes the water because step 1 is to drain the water from the can.

    Reply: #8
  8. heidi
    Sorry, accidently hit the Report link, not my intention!
    Thank you very much for answering about the tuna :-)
  9. Christine
    can I swap out tuna for salmon
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    can I swap out tuna for salmon

    Yes! This recipe is very flexible. You could use salmon or even chicken or pork!

  11. Monika
    Hi. This salad is really delicious 😋
    But Avos are really expensive where I live. With what could we replace it?
    Reply: #12
  12. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hi. This salad is really delicious 😋
    But Avos are really expensive where I live. With what could we replace it?

    Hi, Monika! You could simply omit the avocado or replace it with another fat of your choice. Here are some ideas! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/how-to-eat-more-fat

  13. Jim
    So if a recipe suggest 400 calories 6 g of carbs 30 g fat &20 G protein if I double my portion does this also double carbs fat and protein
    Reply: #14
  14. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    So if a recipe suggest 400 calories 6 g of carbs 30 g fat &20 G protein if I double my portion does this also double carbs fat and protein

    Hi, Jim! Yes, the nutritional information listed is for one serving, so if you have 2 servings, it would double everything.

  15. Ann
    The recipe is 2 servings, and at a glance the macros seem to be for both servings - together, meaning if I eat 2 servings - the whole recipe it is as listed. However the net carb notation points out you are allowing for 7grams of net carbs per meal - but this recipe is 2 meals. Any way the whole thing is confusing, it might help if in nutrition you note if the macros are per recipe or per serving because that is not clear to me.
    Reply: #16
  16. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    The recipe is 2 servings, and at a glance the macros seem to be for both servings - together, meaning if I eat 2 servings - the whole recipe it is as listed. However the net carb notation points out you are allowing for 7grams of net carbs per meal - but this recipe is 2 meals. Any way the whole thing is confusing, it might help if in nutrition you note if the macros are per recipe or per serving because that is not clear to me.

    All of our recipes and meal plans list the nutrition information for 1 serving. A quick way to double check this is to adjust the number of servings and you can see that the nutrition information doesn't scale along with the ingredient quantity.

  17. Carole
    I have to admit I am finding the portion sizes small, maybe as I get into it my appetite will reduce. Hope so! With the chicken garamasala, I only got three portions from that and still felt hungry after dinner.
    Reply: #18
  18. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I have to admit I am finding the portion sizes small, maybe as I get into it my appetite will reduce. Hope so! With the chicken garamasala, I only got three portions from that and still felt hungry after dinner.

    Yes, it can take some time for hunger levels to normalize and some people do find that the portion sizes are small, while others may feel they are too big. It is OK to adjust the portions to your specific needs.

  19. Sue
    Odd way of measuring. 4 tablespoons is a quarter cup. Easier way to measure celery is by cup, not tablespoons. Just the reverse with olive oil, 1/6 cup is a out 2 1/2 tablespoons.
  20. Afiya
    Some of the portions I find are two small so end up having portions, will this impact my weight loss or will I still loose weight
    Reply: #21
  21. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Some of the portions I find are two small so end up having portions, will this impact my weight loss or will I still loose weight

    Hi, Afiya! We recommend eating to hunger, so if you need a bit more than 1 serving, that's OK! Just be mindful of carbs. When eating more, it's best to focus on protein rather than adding more carbs.

  22. lbarron
    I am not a big fan of celery or red onion is it ok to leave those ingredients out or does that change the net carbs? Do you have another suggestion to replace the celery and red onion?
    Reply: #23
  23. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I am not a big fan of celery or red onion is it ok to leave those ingredients out or does that change the net carbs? Do you have another suggestion to replace the celery and red onion?

    You can certainly omit the ingredients here that you don't like. No need to replace them, and it will actually lower the carbs.

  24. Donna
    Can I substitute chicken instead of tuna?
    Reply: #25
  25. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can I substitute chicken instead of tuna?

    Sure! That should be delicious!

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