This Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado is stuffed with a flavorful southwest mixture of tuna, bell pepper, jalapeno, and cilantro. No mayo necessary here! It’s the perfect healthy lunch.
I was making this recipe two times a week for months before I wrote this post. I came up with it one day based on what I had lying around in the kitchen and immediately fell in love. It was my absolute favorite lunch. You aren’t supposed to eat tuna more than twice a week otherwise I probably would have eaten it every day. Not only is it easy to make, it’s also healthy.
What can I replace the red bell pepper with?
The red bell pepper in this recipe can easily be replaced with tomatoes. Or you can add some diced tomatoes or halved or quartered cherry tomatoes to the recipe as an addition.
I don’t like spicy things, can I leave out the jalapeno?
Yes, you can leave out the jalapeno if you want to control the level of heat in this recipe. Jalapenos vary in how spicy they can be. If you want to retain some heat, but just need something with less heat, try a less spicy pepper like a poblano pepper. For even more heat, try a hotter pepper like habanero.
What kind of tuna is best?
There are generally two kinds of tuna that you can purchase in the canned goods section at your supermarket: Solid white albacore and skipjack/light tuna. Solid white albacore is more expensive and has a much less “fishy” taste. It has three times the amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately, it also has three times the amount of mercury, so consumption should be limited to once per week.
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Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado
- 1 avocado halved and pitted
- 1 4.5 oz can tuna, drained
- ¼ cup diced red bell pepper
- 1 tablespoons minced jalapeno
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Scoop out some of the avocado from the pitted area to widen the “bowl” area. Place the scooped avocado into a medium-size mixing bowl. Mash it with a fork.
- Add the tuna, bell pepper, jalapeno, and cilantro to the mixing bowl. Pour lime juice over. Stir it all together until everything is well mixed.
- Scoop the tuna into the avocado bowls. Season with salt and pepper.