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Mexican Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados

Mexican Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados have just a few ingredients, are super healthy and they taste SO good. You can also stuff tomatoes!

Mexican Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados - just a few ingredients, super healthy and it tastes sooo good! You can also use tomatoes (or both)!

I don’t meant to brag, but I am really good friends with avocados. I mean, they’re always in my kitchen so they practically live here.

We might even be in a full-fledged relationship at this point. It might not be monogamous, but I can say without hesitation that avocados are queen around here. Stuffed avocados – especially when they’re piled high with Mexican Tuna Salad – might even be king!

Mexican Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados - just a few ingredients, super healthy and it tastes sooo good! You can also use tomatoes (or both)!

When I’m not up for fixing an actual lunch, I’ll usually top avocado with either soy sauce (it’s reminiscent of sushi; remember that when you need a quick and dirty fix) or hot sauce. Or just a hefty dose of sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

And while stuffed avocados take a tiny bit more effort, it’s still a quick and easy lunch. Also great for luncheons if you want something easy, tasty and pretty to show your friends what a smart cook you are.

Mexican Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados - just a few ingredients, super healthy and it tastes sooo good! You can also use tomatoes (or both)!

The Mexican Tuna Salad half of this recipe can easily stand on its own (although seriously, stuffed avocados with tuna are the bomb dot com). I keep things on the light-ish side by using tuna packed in extra-virgin olive oil (Genova is a high-quality brand) and only using a tiny bit of mayonnaise.

I mix more mayo with some adobo sauce for a smoky heat; it really takes the Mexican tuna salad recipe over the top! I drizzle it on to give it that ooey-gooey I’m-not-really-eating-something-healthy look:

Mexican Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados - just a few ingredients, super healthy and it tastes sooo good! You can also use tomatoes (or both)!

That mayo-chipotle drizzle is not all that makes this tuna salad a Mexican tuna salad. It also has poblano pepper instead of celery, cilantro in place of parsley and I would say that avocados fall into the Mexican food camp, too.

Best of all? It has just seven ingredients, including the avocado! I’ve also used it for stuffed tomatoes which is also delicious. I prefer the stuffed avocados but I’ll occasionally make both at once since they’re terrific enjoyed together.

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Mexican Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados - just a few ingredients, super healthy and it tastes sooo good! You can also use tomatoes (or both)!

Mexican Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Mexican tuna salad is so versatile! Stuff it into avocados or tomatoes, add it to a sandwich or just enjoy it on its own.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans tuna, packed in oil (I like Genova in extra-virgin olive oil and sea salt)
  • 1/4 cup chopped poblano pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce, from a can of chipotle peppers
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 avocados, halved (you can also use tomatoes)
  • lime wedges, for serving (optional; you might also want to add a little squeeze to the tuna salad before stuffing)

Instructions

  1. Mix together tuna, poblano pepper, onion, cilantro and 1 tablespoon mayo in a small mixing bowl. Season to taste.
  2. Fill the avocados with tuna salad.
  3. Mix together mayo and adobo sauce; drizzle over the stuffed avocados. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 19gNet Carbohydrates: 8gFiber: 11gSugar: 3gProtein: 16g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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Lynda

Saturday 16th of February 2019

I have shared this recipe with my friends at school. I hate half for breakfast and the other half for lunch. It was so delicious, creamy, and satisfying. I will make this every week because it is so delish! Thanks for sharing!

Heather Kinnaird

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

this is my idea of the perfect lunch! so much flavor and easy to make too

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

Thanks, Heather!

Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life

Tuesday 17th of May 2016

I am giggling just a little bit because I have the same relationship with avocados. I never leave the grocery store without them and I think we'd probably go into withdrawals if we didn't have them in the house. LOL This looks like the absolute perfect lunch!

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

You too?! I guess it was too much to ask that my dear avocados be loyal to me when I cheat on them with so many other yummy foods :) Thanks, Michelle!

Sues

Tuesday 17th of May 2016

Well, you should know that avocados are totally cheating on you... With me! In fact, quite a few of them were over here last night :) I absolutely love the idea of filling them with tuna salad :)

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

What?!! Those cheating little fruits! hahaha :) Thanks for the laugh, Sues! xo

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