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Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado

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I was walking around Costco the other day and came across the most perfect looking avocados that I have ever seen! They went into my cart and I started dreaming up the perfect filling for them. I actually came up with two versions but we are going to concentrate on a Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado today, and I will explain how to make the shrimp version as well.

Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado sitting on a bed of cilantro leaves with lime wedges

I am still in shock over how perfectly ripe they are, that never happens!! 

What you will need to make this recipe:

canned tuna

bell pepper – I used orange and red to be festive

green onions

creamy cilantro lime dressing

cheese (optional) – I used crumbled Queso Fresco

Looking down on four Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado halves sitting on a bed of cilantro leaves and lime wedges

How to make Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado:

Place all of the dressing ingredients into the bowl of a food processor or blender. Blend until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

Creamy cilantro lime dressing in the bowl of a food processor

Cut each avocado in half, lengthwise, and remove the pit.

Mix the tuna, bell pepper, green onions and dressing in a bowl.

Tuna, chopped bell pepper and cilantro lime dressing in a mixing bowl

Fill each avocado half with tuna mixture and sprinkle with cheese, if using. Serve immediately.

Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado halves sitting on a cilantro covered plate

Recipe Notes

  • If you have time, the tuna salad tastes even better after it has been chilling in the fridge for a while.
  • Place any unused portions of tuna salad in the refrigerator until needed. You can fill your avocados as needed if not eating all four servings at once.
  • Any cheese including sharp cheddar, Cojito, or Pepper-Jack would be delicious as well.
  • Don’t have tuna, substitute cooked shrimp or chicken.
  • I usually make a double batch of the cilantro lime dressing so I have extra for salads, a dipping sauce or extra avocado cups.

More delicious avocado recipes:

Tex-Mex Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados

Baked Avocado Egg Cups

Avocado Shrimp Risotto

Avocado Ranch Dressing

Guacamole Linguine

Enjoy!!

Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado sitting on a bed of cilantro leaves with lime wedges

Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado

Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado is the perfect light meal loaded with southwest flavor that are easy enough to make any night of the week!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: recipe, tuna, salad, healthy, albacore, whole30,keto,paleo, lime, cilantro
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro stems removed
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise homemade or Tessamaes
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 avocados halved, pits removed
  • 5 ounce can tuna
  • ½ cup chopped bell pepper I used orange and red
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup crumbled Queso Fresco or cheese of your choice (optional)

Instructions

  • Place all of the dressing ingredients into the bowl of a food processor or blender. Blend until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  • Cut each avocado in half, lengthwise, and remove the pit.
  • Mix the tuna, bell pepper, green onions and dressing in a bowl.
  • Fill each avocado half with tuna mixture and sprinkle with cheese, if using. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • If you have time, the tuna salad tastes even better after it has been chilling in the fridge for a while.
  • Place any unused portions of tuna salad in the refrigerator until needed. You can fill your avocados as needed if not eating all four servings at once.
  • Any cheese including sharp cheddar, Cojito, or Pepper-Jack would be delicious as well.
  • Don’t have tuna, substitute cooked shrimp or chicken.
  • I usually make a double batch of the cilantro lime dressing so I have extra for salads, a dipping sauce or extra avocado cups.
  • For Paleo & Whol330 omit the cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 600mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 894IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg

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