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 (113 lbs) 3 (600 g) avocado, cut into eightsavocados, cut into eights
  • 3 oz. 85 g 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
  • 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, and then cut into small pieces. Then peel and de-stone the avocado and cut into eighths.
  3. Arrange all ingredients in layers on a large serving platter, or onto individual 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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14 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.

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