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.
We were making this recipe a couple of times each week for months before finally writing this post. We came up with it one day simply based on what was lying around in the kitchen. We immediately fell in love. It is our absolute favorite lunch. We hear that you aren’t supposed to eat tuna more than twice a week, so maybe we shouldn’t make this every day, but you can bet that we absolutely want to. Not only is this so easy to make, but it is also incredibly healthy.
Bell Pepper Substitute for Tuna Stuffed Avocado:
The red bell pepper in this recipe can easily be replaced with tomatoes. You can even add diced tomatoes, halved, or quartered cherry tomatoes to the recipe as an addition.
You can leave out the jalapeño if you want to control the level of heat in this recipe. Jalapeños vary in how spicy they can be, so you never really know what you’re going to get. 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 a habañero.
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 keep an eye on your total consumption.
Tuna Stuffed Avocados are best served fresh. You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a couple of days, but know that your avocado will brown from oxidation.
If you like this recipe, you may be interested in some of these other stuffed avocado recipes:
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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.