Cilantro-Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2023
Lime juice and cilantro in tuna salad – who knew? This recipe for avocado tuna salad came to me as a way to have a protein-packed meal with lots of pizzazz. —Heather Waldorf, Black Mountain, North Carolina
Cilantro-Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pouches (5 ounces each) albacore white tuna in water
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, toasted if desired
  • 4 slices Muenster or provolone cheese
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first 7 ingredients. Spread tuna mixture over 4 slices of bread; top with cheese, avocado and remaining bread. Serve immediately.
Mixed Veggie Tuna Salad Sandwiches: Mix tuna and mayonnaise with 1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables, thawed and chopped; 2 tablespoons chopped onion and 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix. Serve on buns.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Avocado is high in monounsaturated fat, a so-called “good fat” that can lower your blood cholesterol along with the risk of stroke and heart disease. Each fruit also contains about 9 grams of healthy fiber.
  • If you grow cilantro, you can also harvest its seeds, known as coriander. Let the seeds mature from green to brown, then cut heads with a few inches of stem and hang to dry. Gently loosen the seeds and store in a covered jar.
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  • Nutrition Facts

    1 sandwich: 506 calories, 30g fat (8g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 908mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 6g fiber), 30g protein.

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