Meal Type, Salads, Entrées

Avocado Pesto Tuna Salad

A healthy tuna salad recipe with avocado pesto and sun-dried tomatoes.

Original recipe courtesy of The Roasted Root.

Total Time 4 Servings


Avocado Pesto

  • 1 large ripe avocado peeled and pitted
  • ½ cup basil or parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove large garlic minced
  • sea salt

Tuna Salad

  • Avocado Pesto
  • 2 (5-ounce) cans Genova Yellowfin Tuna, drained
  • ¼ cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes drained and patted dry


  1. Add all of the ingredients for the avocado pesto to a food processor. Pulse until completely smooth. Taste for flavor and add more salt to taste.
  2. Add the tuna, red onion, and sun-dried tomatoes to a mixing bowl. Mix in the avocado pesto and stir until well-combined.
  3. Spread tuna salad on toasted bread to make a sandwich or add to your favorite green salad.