Broccoli Avocado Tuna Bowl


This broccoli avocado tuna bowl is packed with protein-rich tuna, fresh broccoli and creamy avocado. It’s a quick, easy bowl-in-a-meal that works for lunch or dinner!

I don’t know what it is about one bowl meals, but I’m obsessed! Maybe it’s the variety of healthy foods I can combine into one meal. Or perhaps it’s the volume eater in me. Probably a combo of both.

Broccoli Avocado Tuna Bowl -- paleo, gluten-free, low in carbs and over 38 grams of protein per serving!

Whatever it is, at least once a week you can find Isaac and I eating a clean-out-the-fridge, leftovers in a bowl meal for dinner. It’s actually one of my favorite meals… as is breakfast for dinner, but that’s a story for another day.

More about my tuna bowl… it’s a no-fuss recipe with only six ingredients: canned tuna, broccoli (frozen or fresh works), avocado, coconut aminos (or tamari/soy sauce) and sunflower seeds. You can serve it over regular rice or cauliflower rice and add a little sambal oelek chili paste or sriracha for spice, but those things are optional.

HEALTHY Broccoli Avocado Tuna Bowl -- paleo, gluten-free, low in carbs and over 38 grams of protein per serving!

The idea for this bowl started on a day when I didn’t have a ton of fresh food in the house. I knew I had a can of tuna in the pantry and a bag of frozen broccoli so I decided to toss them together in a skillet with a little coconut oil, add some avocado and onion and call it a meal. It tuned out better than I expected (love it when that happens).

Tuna can be a little bland on it’s own (and not very photogenic), but when combined with broccoli, the sweet and salty flavor from coconut aminos and creamy avocado, it really shines. Once the avocado gets warm and mashed up with everything, this bowl kind of reminds me of tuna casserole, only without noodles or condensed soup. It has quickly become my go-to lunch option on days when I need something that’s filling and satisfying, but also crazy easy and lightening fast to whip up.

Paleo + Gluten-Free Creamy Avocado Broccoli Tuna Bowl

This Sweet Potato Tuna Salad has been my favorite recipe using canned tuna for a while now, but I don’t know, this tuna bowl is giving it a run for it’s money. I think they’re tied up. 🙂

HEALTHY Broccoli Avocado Tuna Bowl

If you’re like me, you probably have at least one can of tuna in your pantry right now… time to dust that baby off and get cooking! 🙂

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Broccoli Avocado Tuna Bowl

5 from 8 votes
This broccoli avocado tuna bowl is packed with protein-rich tuna, fresh broccoli and creamy avocado. It’s a quick, easy bowl-in-a-meal that works for lunch or dinner!
A bowl with broccoli avocado tuna served over rice.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or ghee
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 5 oz can wild caught tuna, drained (I used Wild Planet)
  • 1-2 cups broccoli florets, frozen or fresh
  • 1/4-½ of a avocado
  • 2 teaspoons coconut aminos, tamari or soy sauce works
  • 1 teaspoon roasted sunflower seeds
  • regular rice or cauliflower rice, for serving (optional)
  • sambal oelek or sriracha, for topping (optional)


  • Heat oil in small skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until fragrant, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add broccoli florets and cook until their color has brightened and they’re warm throughout. Add tuna, avocado and coconut aminos to the skillet. Toss to combine and mash the avocado into the mixture a bit.
  • Cook over medium-low heat until everything is warm.
  • Serve immediately, either on it’s own or over rice. Top with sunflower seeds and sambal oelek or sriracha.


I recommend serving the tuna bowl warm, but you could also try it cold from the fridge if you want to cook it ahead of time and pack it for lunch. In the recipe I mention serving it over cauliflower rice for some extra veg action, but you could also use regular rice or nothing at all. I’ve eaten it many times on it’s own without the rice. I’ll also note that I like the extra flavor that the sambal oelek/sriracha adds, but if you’re not a big fan of spice than simply skip it.


Serving: 1bowl (without rice) Calories: 423kcal Carbohydrates: 15g Protein: 38g Fat: 24g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 4g
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli avocado tuna bowl


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    1. Blitzo
      October 10, 2022 AT 1:05 am

      5 stars
      We love this recipe! Made it it too many times to count.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 10, 2022 AT 12:04 pm

        I am happy to hear that you are loving this recipe!Thank you so much for your review + star rating, I so appreciate it!

    2. Dora
      January 3, 2022 AT 6:17 pm

      5 stars
      This was a hit with my family! Made it on the fly and it was delicious. Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 4, 2022 AT 11:52 am

        Yay!! So pumped this tuna bowl was a success, Dora. Thanks for the review!

    3. Molly
      March 24, 2021 AT 9:19 pm

      Do I have to use any soy sauce, can I just use the tuna liquid?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 25, 2021 AT 12:44 am

        The soy sauce/tamari/coconut aminos adds a ton of flavor to this dish. You could leave it out, but it won’t be as flavorful.

    4. Vishin
      December 17, 2020 AT 8:35 pm

      Not sure if this would be spicy enough for me.will give it a try though 😉

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 18, 2020 AT 5:28 pm

        You can always add more spice if you want. 🙂

    5. Brent Shipley
      September 24, 2020 AT 2:49 pm

      5 stars
      I saw this recipe, thought it’d be yummy. As usual I changed it slightly, used sesame seed, 1 mushroom cooked with onions and used Soba noodles to mix with it. Cheers Brent in lockdown Melbourne Oz.

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