Delicious Paleo Tuna Salad with 3 Simple Ingredients


Although I work a full-time job, I bring my lunch to work about 99% of the time. How do I have time for that? Simply, I’m a fan of quick recipes that I can easily throw together in 5-minutes or less. This paleo tuna salad is a perfect example of that.

With only three ingredients, this recipe is incredibly fast to make. Even better – it’s free of dairy and mayo, and yet it’s still super creamy.

Mayo-Free Paleo Tuna Salad Recipe


Most of the time, I throw this tuna salad recipe on top of a bed of greens with tomatoes, bell peppers, and any other vegetable that I’m feeling that day. But you could also turn it into a wrap, a sandwich, or stuff it into a baked sweet potato. Yum!



  • 1 Can Sustainably-Caught Wild Albacore Tuna
  • 1/2 Hass Avocado
  • 1-2 tbsp Yellow Mustard (or your favorite kind)
  • Instructions:


    1. First and foremost, completely drain the water from the can of tuna.
    2. Scoop the tuna into a bowl.
    3. Score the half avocado, and scoop it into the bowl.
    4. Add the mustard.
    5. Mash everything together until it’s evenly mixed.
    6. Eat it as is, top it on a bed of greens, or put it in a sandwich, wrap, or sweet potato.

    You’re good to go! It’s as easy as that, and it’s delicious.

    Health Benefits of Tuna

    Tuna is a lean type of fish that’s a great source of protein, omega-3s, selenium, B-vitamins (including B-12), Vitamin-D, and more.

    Should you be worried about mercury? Not really. Why? Because selenium binds with mercury and pulls the metal out of your body. If you’re interested in learning more about how selenium protects us from mercury toxicity, check out Chris Kresser’s article on the topic.

    Eat Up & Feel Good!

    This paleo tuna salad recipe fills me up without weighing me down. It’s light, delicious, and satiating.

    If you want to mix up the flavors a bit, you can add some hot sauce for some spice, or some curry for a more adventurous taste.

    Get creative, and make this easy recipe your own!

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