Mexican Spicy Tuna Salad with Avocado
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5 from 2 votes

Spicy Tuna Salad

Mexican Style Spicy Tuna Salad Recipe. A tasty blend of tuna, avocado, vegetables and serrano chile served on tostadas or saltine crackers.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Easy, lunch, spicy, tuna, tuna salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 364kcal
Author: Douglas Cullen


  • 2 cans water packed tuna
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 2 avocados cut into 1/4" pieces
  • 2 cups of lettuce cut into 1/4" strips Any type of loose leaf lettuce works great. Iceberg lettuce works also.
  • 2 serrano chiles minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons mayonaise
  • Juice from 2 Mexican limes
  • 12 to stadas
  • Salt to taste


  • Drain the tuna well.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl except the avocado. Gently mix until the ingredients are dispersed evenly.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Add the avocado to the salad and mix very gently until the avocado is dispersed evenly.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to lightly chill the salad.
  • Serve the tuna salad on tostadas.


  • This salad is best eaten immediately although if you have some leftover it will keep in the refrigerator for a day.
  • Use the mayonnaise sparingly. More isn't better for this salad.
  • Add only¬†1 serrano chile to reduce the heat.


Serving: 3tostadas | Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Sodium: 415mg | Sugar: 3g