This quick and easy veggie-packed Paleo Avocado Lime Tuna Salad is the perfect healthy lunch to pack for school or work. Tons of flavor from creamy avocado and lime, mayo-free, seriously delicious and simple Paleo tuna salad! Serve with plantain chips for the ultimate healthy Paleo packed lunch!
No, this is not just another excuse to make my plantain chips (or is it?!) Okay, you all know I’m definitely not opposed to finding anything and everything possible that goes really well with plantain chips. But this simple, veggie and protein packed, Paleo Avocado Lime Tuna Salad is more than that! I promise.
So, here’s the news – September is coming! School is coming! Back we go (or I go) to making sure I have 3 healthy lunches packed and ready by 8am each morning. Lunches that actually might get eaten during the day by my children. Without whining. Without begging for school lunch. This is tricky stuff, people!
My kids (the little two especially) are still in the crunchy raw veggie phase. Is that a phase? I suppose for some, it may last a lifetime. But I digress 🙂
This avocado lime tuna salad basically is an easy “throw together” of all the healthy things my kids will eat (minus the sweet potatoes – we will save those for another recipe.) Diced red peppers, grape tomatoes, carrots, green onions (Emily is oddly obsessed), avocado, and lime for a great punch of flavor. Plantain chips on the side for crunchy carbs! I like to at least try to be a fun mom with some crunchy carbs thrown in there 🙂
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And, yes, even though this is a kid friendly recipe that’s great for back to school lunches or after school snacks, it’s grown-up friendly too!
Anytime you need a quick and healthy lunch (and have a ripe avocado around!) this avocado lime tuna salad is a great go-to option. Just chop, mix, and eat! With the plantain chips! Or, with your favorite gluten/grain free crackers, tortillas, lettuce/collard wraps or over a big salad. You can easily make this work for you, no matter what your tastes!
Easy Paleo Avocado Lime Tuna Salad
Easy Paleo Avocado Lime Tuna Salad
- 1 can Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna drained
- 1/2 large red bell pepper diced
- 1/2 large carrot peeled and diced
- 1/4 cup grape tomatoes diced
- 1 scallion green part only, thinly sliced
- 1/2 large ripe avocado or 1 smaller one, mashed
- juice of 2 small limes about 1 tbsp
- 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt or to taste
In a medium bowl, mix together the tuna, all the diced veggies, mashed avocado, lime juice, sliced scallions and salt until well combined.
Serve alone or over a salad, in a wrap, or with grain free crackers or plantain chips.
Enjoy! Store any leftovers tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
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What was your favorite packed-lunch as a kid?
What’s your biggest challenge when it comes to packing your kids healthy lunches? So, so
many. The struggle is real!
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Reader Reviews & Comments
Tuna-Avocado is one of my favorite combo for work lunches this summer. I usually eat it with cranberry-kale salad for a little sweeter taste (and crispy sweet potato slices…mium!) but I like this lime-twist to it! One of my biggest challenge is my son not liking any kind of sandwiches (he will accept a wrap with avocado once in a while but not more than twice a month!…). I use the thermos a lot to cook him meals he enjoys and keep them warm but it means lots of organization in my crazy morning schedule. But hey, what wouldn’t we do for our little ones? 😉
Isn’t it awesome? I wasn’t sure I’d like it with all the crunchy veggies but it totally works! And I have 2 sandwich haters as well, struggle is real!
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Susie @ Suzlyfe says
I didn’t eat much tuna as a kid, but now I love and adore it. Love the addition of lime (and plantain chips!)
Lime and avocado are awesome together with everything. And you know me and plantains 🙂
Emily @ My healthyish life says
I’ve loved tuna since I was little (it was always a go-to meal on busy nights) but hated bringing it to school because of the smell. I was so embarrassed haha. Now I don’t care as much and just bring a mint. Tuna and avocado is my favorite.
Avocado is my favorite mayo sub, especially with lime! Luckily my kids don’t care about the smell issue, that said nowadays salmon is even served for school lunch, lol 🙂
meredith (The Cookie ChRUNicles) says
I am not ready to talk about school lunch making ok? lol. I am hoping my son goes easier on me this year. the truth is, the school lunch is actually very good (I know first hand bc I was on the nutrition committee) so maybe I can hope he goes back to buying!
I know, the whole thing is traumatizing lol! We get lunches from restaurants at our school and they’re not the greatest, although I’m thinking of signing them up for 2 days just to not make myself crazy!
Tuna salad was definitely a favorite. My parents (most often my mother) made my lunch every day. I NEVER ate the school lunch and I really think that is why I have healthy eating habits today.
Back when we were kids the school lunch was seriously horrible, yet I ate it every day like it was gourmet! I think healthy food as a kid definitely helps you make healthy choices later on.
yum!!! I make a very similar tuna salad!!! such a great lunch/snack!
Kind of all the good stuff here, especially that avocado!
I used to be an avid tuna eater and then I fell off the wagon. Maybe it’s time for me to take it for a ride again.
I often fall off the wagon with tuna but I’m always happy when I get back on!
I used to hate tuna, but the more I ate it as I got older, the more thankful I became for it, thank the Lord! I do love tuna salad or chicken salad with any kinds of chips; plantain chips sound like a really delicious addition to this to dip into the creation!
I’ve always tended to love tuna salad as a dip just as much as a sandwich filling 🙂
I was the kid at lunch with the egg or tuna salad sandwich. Yes it was a distinct smelling sandwich haha. But hey, in was well fed with healthy fats! This looks epic!!
Haha yes, egg salad or tuna for me too early on because my mom was paranoid about lunch meats! Pre applegate, lol 🙂
How can I keep this fresh??
How far in advance are you making it? You can always prep the ingredients beforehand and mix everything together except the avocado and lime to make sure the avocado stays green.
This tuna salad was perfectly delicious!! Thanks.
Great! Thrilled you like it!
Harry Bowden says
Pictures shows how delicious this Salad. I will try it this weekend.
This was DELICIOUS! I never thought of adding lime to tuna! I always added avocados and lemon juice, and it tasted fine. Nothing earth shattering. This tasted like super healthy ceviche.
Awesome! So glad you liked it. I think this was the first time I did lime with tuna too, yum!
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Active Lifestyle says
yum! yum! yum! so excited to start having them for breakfast!
Monica Labrador says
Tuna salad was definitely my favorite. My mother made my lunch every day. I never ate the school lunch and I really think that is why I have healthy eating habits today.
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Sean John says
Paleo Avocado Lime Tuna Salad is one of my favorite recipe, looks yummy.
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