Tuna Stuffed Avocados Recipe

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These stuffed avocados make for an excellent lunch or even dinner! They are incredibly filling and full of good flavor.

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these Simple Meals. If you don’t know what this category of recipes on my blog is all about, it’s really pretty simple. They are exactly as the name implies. Totally simple recipes that really don’t even qualify as actual recipes.

Photo showing a Tuna Stuffed Avocado. The avocado is cut in half and stuffed with tuna salad.

Why do I post these? Because I know there are many of you who don’t particularly care to cook, even if you do want to eat clean and healthy. I also know that there are quite a few of you who are just learning to cook, or simply need fast and very basic recipes for those busy days you just can’t spend time in the kitchen.

And pssst…. these are great recipes for kids learning to cook as well! All of my Simple Meals can be easily adjusted to taste and none of them have long or complicated ingredient lists.

Some of my favorite Simple Meals are stuffed avocados. You get all that healthy, wonderful fat along with flavor and filling protein! In fact, I’ll be doing a few of these recipes in the coming months. So check back for those!

As for today’s recipe, it’s about as simple as a recipe can get. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner too!

Do These Stuffed Avocados Fit Your Diet Plan?

This is a perfect meal for those that follow a Paleo, Keto, low carb, or even gluten-free eating plan. It works for us clean eaters too, but for us, we have to watch our serving sizes because the fat can really add up here. Plan the rest of your day accordingly.

Recipe Variations For Stuffed Avocados

There are so many ways you can stuff an avocado, that it would be impossible for me to list them all here. But in the interest of sticking with a seafood theme, I’ll make suggestions accordingly.

  • Make a salad of cooked, chopped shrimp, corn, cherry tomatoes, and red onion. Add a vinaigrette dressing.
  • Substitute the tuna for salmon in this recipe.
  • Make a small cod salad with chopped cod, chopped cucumber, and mango salsa. Use a good vinaigrette for dressing.
  • Mix some chopped scallops with, tarragon, carrots, and chopped tomatoes with a vinaigrette dressing.
An overhead view of two avocado halves stuffed with tuna salad.

Extra Topping Ideas (Stuffed Avocado Garnishes)

  • Fresh dill
  • Hot sauce
  • Lime juice
  • Lemon juice

About The Ingredients

Canned water-packed tuna – drained. Please make sure it was sustainably caught. Our oceans need our help!

Mayo – or greek yogurt (if you don’t mind the tang). There are clean mayo brands on the market, you just have to read ingredient lists. Most of them are found in health food stores.

Dried dill – to taste. You can use fresh dill too if you prefer.

Salt and pepper – to taste

Medium ripe avocado – cut in half and pit removed. Leave the skin on.

How To Make Tuna Stuffed Avocados

Tuna salad being mixed in a white mixing bowl.

In a small mixing bowl, stir together the tuna, mayo, and dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Clean Eating Tuna Stuffed Avocado Recipe

Scoop the tuna salad into the avocado halves and serve.

How To Store Stuffed Avocados

Like any avocado recipe, you’ll want to eat these right after making them. However, if you do have any leftovers, spray the avocado (even once it’s stuffed) with some lemon juice before packing it into an airtight container. Keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Clean Eating Tuna Stuffed Avocado Recipe

Tuna Stuffed Avocado Recipe

Enjoy a quick and healthy lunch that will keep you full and satisfied until dinner. Add a salad on the side and you’ve got a healthy, filling lunch!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 348kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 5 oz. can of water packed tuna (drained)
  • 2 tbsp. mayo (or greek yogurt, if you don't mind the tang)
  • 1 pinch dried dill (to taste)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 medium avocado (cut in half and pit removed)

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together the tuna, mayo, and dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    Tuna salad being mixed in a white mixing bowl.
  • Scoop the tuna salad into the avocado halves and serve.
    Clean Eating Tuna Stuffed Avocado Recipe

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 675mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
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4 Comments

  1. Gay Grice says:

    Hi Tiffany. You’ve given me an idea for a small bridal shower/brunch I’m helping to prepare food for. But do you have any tips for keeping the avocado from browning if you prepared these a few hours in advance?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Gay – I would rub the avocado with some lemon juice. Not enough to add flavor, but just a thin coat. It might not completely do the trick, but it will help.

  2. Is this recipe really 565 calories and 45 grams of fat? OMG. That’s a lot of calories and fat for one serving! It looks and sounds great. But, that packs on the pounds.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Rhonda – That’s for the entire recipe. A full avocado. You could certainly cut it in half if you wish. 565 calories isn’t that much for a full meal. Even if you did that for all three meals, you’d still be under 1700 calories for the day when 1800 calories is the suggested norm for most people. As for the fat, some folks want/need that. This is a good recipe for keto folks. But honestly, I have never gained weight eating this every once in a while. Avocados are naturally high in good-for-you fats. So I have never had a problem with it. But I don’t eat it every day either. (Actually now, I don’t eat it at all because I’m vegan! Haha!)

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