The tuna-stuffed avocado might be the easiest-to-make meal ever. Even so, it packs a ton of heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory nutrients that stick with you for hours. Equally important, it’s delicious, just like a southern food is supposed to be.
My husband and I are often ravenous after church on Sundays, so this is one of our go-to lunches. Above all, it takes almost no time to prepare. You can have this alone or with cheese and crackers.
Simple Eating with Tuna-Stuffed Avocado
As much as I enjoy heavy seasoning, there are times when I know simple is better. That’s why I keep avocados on hand. They are versatile, and they have a satisfying smooth, creamy texture.
Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
Tuna in moderate amounts is nutritious as it provides heart- and brain-healthy nutrients. It’s also low in calories, making it an excellent diet food. Even better, it doesn’t taste like you’re on a diet.
Scoop the tuna into the indention of the avocado.
A little bit of salad dressing goes a long way on the tuna-stuffed avocado. One tablespoon spreads out and adds another layer of flavor.
Finally, drizzle the vinaigrette over the tuna and avocado.
Sides to Serve with a Tuna-Stuffed Avocado
Do you enjoy a bit of crunch in your meals? Then by all means, serve some crackers on the side. I keep a variety of gluten-free crackers on hand.
- Here are some delicious sides that go well with your stuffed avocado:
- Any type of cracker
- Corn chips and salsa
- Kale chips
- Tortillas (flour or gluten-free corn)
I like seasoned gluten-free crackers with mine. If you’re really hungry, you can serve this with a salad or hearty soup.
Tuna-Stuffed Avocado Party Food or Appetizer
The stuffed avocado makes a great party food or appetizer. Instead of using a large avocado, get the smallest ones you can find. After cutting and pitting the avocado, scoop 1/4 of the tuna into the indention where the pit once was.
Another way to use it as an appetizer is to cut the avocado into quarters and top with the tuna. Before adding the tuna, you may need to coat the avocado in lemon juice to keep it from turning brown.
Frequently Asked Questions About Avocados
One of the most popular items in the produce section is avocados. They’re not only delicious but they’re also good for you.
What Are the Health Benefits of an Avocado?
These delicious fruits are packed with nutrients, such as potassium, heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, fiber, and vitamins.
Do Avocados Make You Gain Weight?
One average-size avocado has approximately 240 calories, so consider that about ten percent of your daily caloric intake.
Are Black Spots in Avocados Bad?
Ripe avocados are mostly green with some greenish brown. One that has black or dark brown is rotten. If there are just a few rotten spots inside, it’s safe to cut them out and eat the part that hasn’t gone bad.
If you want something sweet afterward, try a piece of fudge made from a recipe you’ll find on Back to My Southern Roots. Here are several to choose from: The Best Homemade Fudge Recipes.
And if you enjoy southern cuisine, here’s a great recipe from Southern Plate for those days when you want to use your slow cooker: Slow Cooker Turkey Breast.
Easy to prepare, this tuna-stuffed avocado is a delicious and nutritious small meal, snack, or appetizer.
- 1 medium to large avocado
- 1 regular size can of tuna
- 2 Tablespoons vinaigrette or oil-and-vinegar
- Cut the avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit.
- Score the inside of the avocado to make it easy to scoop.
- Open the can of tuna and drain the liquid.
- Scoop the tuna into each half of the avocado where the pit used to be.
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon of vinaigrette of oil and vinegar over each avocado.
If you want to serve this as an appetizer, use smaller avocados and scoop a quarter of a can of tuna into each one.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1/2 avocado
Amount Per Serving Calories 322Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 36mgSodium 476mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 5gSugar 2gProtein 22g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.