Tuna Avocado Boats

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Did you know it was National Guacamole Day yesterday? No, I’m not kidding, there is such a day! And I missed it. Bummer. That would have been a good excuse to stuff my face with eat a giant bowl of guac. Not that I really need a excuse or anything, because I’m the kind of girl who eats guacamole at least three times a week. That’s how much I love the stuff. Without even mentioning how amazing it tastes, I love it because it’s convenient. Ready in 5 minutes, with just a few ingredients. I’m always keeping things very simple: I just use avocado (duh!), a lot of red onion and salt. That’s all! Yummy yummy in my tummy (no I’m not a 5-year old).

Anyway, like a said 2 lines ago I eat a lot of guac and this time, I wanted to do something a tad more creative with the avocado sitting on my counter. Tada the tuna avocado boats were born! It’s basically a sort of guacamole, with big chunks of avocado,  mixed with tuna. It’s perfect as a cute appetizer (especially if you serve them in the avocado shells!) or you can eat the whole thing for lunch – that’s what I did!

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Tuna Avocado Boats

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 halves
Calories 268 kcal


  • 1 avocado ripe
  • 6 oz - 170 g canned tuna
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp red onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • the juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp olive oil optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut avocado in half, slice the flesh in segment and using a spoon, transfer it to a bowl. Try not to pierce the shell if you want to use it as a serving bowl.
  2. In the same bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix to combine.
  3. Spoon the mixture back into the avocado shells and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Tuna Avocado Boats
Amount Per Serving (1 half)
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 274mg12%
Potassium 673mg19%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 19.8mg24%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. This recipe sounds delicious. As one who was raised on avocados from the neighbors’ trees in southern California, I cannot comprehend people like my husband, who don’t like avocados. So I’ll be saving this recipe in hopes that I’ll be able to have lunch on my own one day (that’s the only bad part of having us both be retired – we are almost always together…). The ingredient combination sounds just perfect.

    1. What?! Some people really don’t like avocados?! haha I don’t get them either. I could eat several avocados every single day! I hope you’ll find some ‘you’ time to make these boats 🙂

  2. My husband not liking avocados is the down-side of being married. When I was single, I ate them regularly, but would not trade my husband for an avocado… 🙂 Don’t worry, I’ll find a way to make the boats.

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