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Tuna Stuffed Avocados

Tuna stuffed avocados are a delicious low-carb, keto, Whole30 and paleo-friendly lunch or snack recipe. A simple combination of tuna salad and avocados, they’re easy to make, loaded with healthy protein, healthy fats and will keep you satiated long after lunch is over.

Tuna stuffed avocados are a delicious low-carb, keto, Whole30 and paleo-friendly lunch or snack recipe. A simple combination of tuna salad and avocados makes for a healthy lunch recipe.

Tuna Stuffed Avocado

Tuna stuffed avocados are my new favorite lunch recipe – and I think they’ll soon be yours. I’ve always been a fan of tuna salad but recently realized that I just don’t make it nearly as often as I used to. Because I don’t eat much gluten-free bread (and I used to eat tuna salad on sandwich bread), my old recipe inadvertently fell by the wayside.

But it’s time to resurrect it don’t you think? And what better way than to use avocados as the new delivery mechanism for the most delicious tuna salad recipe.

Tuna Stuffed Avocados are Low-Carb and Healthy

This tuna stuffed avocado recipe seems to tick a lot of dietary boxes – it’s low-carb, keto, Whole30, paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free. It’s a high-protein (23g of protein per serving) and high-fat recipe (of the healthy variety) that will keep you quite full. This means you’ll be less likely to grab carby, sugary and unhealthy meal options.

Tuna stuffed avocados are a delicious low-carb, keto, Whole30 and paleo-friendly lunch or snack recipe. A simple combination of tuna salad and avocados makes for a healthy lunch recipe.

Tuna stuffed avocados are a delicious low-carb, keto, Whole30 and paleo-friendly lunch or snack recipe. A simple combination of tuna salad and avocados makes for a healthy lunch recipe.

Tips to Make This a Whole30 Lunch Recipe

If you’re doing a Whole30 I have a few tips to keep this tuna stuffed avocados recipe fully Whole30 compliant:

Tuna stuffed avocados are a delicious low-carb, keto, Whole30 and paleo-friendly lunch or snack recipe. A simple combination of tuna salad and avocados makes for a healthy lunch recipe.

Tuna stuffed avocados are a delicious low-carb, keto, Whole30 and paleo-friendly lunch or snack recipe. A simple combination of tuna salad and avocados makes for a healthy lunch recipe.

How to Make Tuna Stuffed Avocados

One of the things I love about this recipe (in addition to the bright, fresh flavor) is how easy it is to make.

Just add the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion, herbs, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper to a small mixing bowl. Use a fork to break up the tuna and thoroughly mix all of the ingredients together.

Then use a large knife to cut your avocados in half and remove the seed. Add a few dollops of tuna salad onto each avocado half and that’s it – so easy. To eat the tuna stuffed avocados, just use a spoon or fork to scoop out a bite of the tuna salad with a chuck of avocado. It’s creamy, savory, herby and slightly crunchy from the celery and onion. Totally delicious.

If you enjoy this recipe, then check out my Pico de Gallo Stuffed Avocados. I think you’ll love that recipe as well!

Tuna stuffed avocados are a delicious low-carb, keto, Whole30 and paleo-friendly lunch or snack recipe. A simple combination of tuna salad and avocados makes for a healthy lunch recipe.

Tuna stuffed avocados are a delicious low-carb, keto, Whole30 and paleo-friendly lunch or snack recipe. A simple combination of tuna salad and avocados makes for a healthy lunch recipe.

For More Healthy Low-Carb Recipes

Watch this Quick Video of my Tuna Stuffed Avocados Recipe

Tuna stuffed avocados are a delicious low-carb, keto, Whole30 and paleo-friendly lunch or snack recipe. A simple combination of tuna salad and avocados makes for a healthy lunch recipe.
5 from 11 votes

Tuna Stuffed Avocados

Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
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Tuna stuffed avocados are a simple combination of tuna salad and avocados. They're easy to make, loaded with healthy protein, healthy fats and utterly delicious. Watch the video above to see how easy they are to make!

Ingredients

  • 4 avocados
  • 2 5 ounce cans tuna (I prefer albacore tuna)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 stalk of celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped parsley, chives and/or other herbs
  • 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Add the tuna, mayonnaise, diced celery, diced red onion, herbs, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl. Stir together until well combined.
  • Slice the avocados in half and remove the seed. Dollop a few spoonfuls of tuna salad onto each avocado half.

Lisa's Tips

  • You can definitely meal prep the tuna salad (will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge) and just slice the avocados daily as needed for lunch.
  • If serving these for a crowd, squirt fresh lemon juice on the avocado halves and rub it in. This will help to prevent discoloration and browning of the avocado.
  • I made this recipe as part of my What I Eat in a Day video. Watch that video for more healthy recipes ideas. And I've got tons more Whole30 recipes, a Whole30 Food List (shopping list) and Whole30 Snacks as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 478.4kcal, Carbohydrates: 12.8g, Protein: 23.3g, Fat: 39g, Saturated Fat: 5.1g, Cholesterol: 24.8mg, Sodium: 277.9mg, Fiber: 9.6g, Sugar: 0.9g
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stuffed avocado, tuna stuffed avocados
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34 comments on “Tuna Stuffed Avocados”

  1. So I just ate two halves of the avocado thinking it was one serving – 956 calories later omg but very delicious … just have to make sure I have just one half of the avocado.. 

    • Hi Stefania – One serving is actually one whole avocado (2 halves)! So you can feel free to eat both halves and not worry about the calorie count :)

  2. LOVED this!
    -I did a little “Guacamole twist: and added Lime juice, garlic, red hot pepper, tomato and bell pepper to the tuna salad and it’s honestly one of my new favourite dishes.

    Great job coming up with this and thanks for sharing.

  3. question, is what is the serving size for this recipe? I am not really doing keto, but I am trying to keep to lower carbs.

    • Hi Sharon – There are 4 servings in this recipe! If you are trying to lower carbs, this could be a great idea to add into your meal plan.

  4. I use cottage cheese in place of mayonnaise sometimes??

  5. Is the nutritional facts for 1 avocado or the 4?

    • That’s for 1 avocado.

    • Hi Lisa,

      This recipe is beyond delicious!!! I loved it! And my husband loved it! He send his compliments also:) so delicious it was!

      Thank you very much! Your site is a constant inspiration for me!
      I had/have some small health issues and i had to go on a healthy diet that is also, meat free and gluten free. But I am very grateful for it because it helped me discover new ways of cooking (which I love sooo much) and new delicious food!

      Don’t ever stop sharing your amazing recipies! :)

      Have a lovely rest of the week!

      Regards,
      Lore

      • Hi Loredana – I’m so excited that you and your husband love this recipe! I hope the rest of my recipes continue to inspire you in the kitchen to create healthy and delicious food :)

  6. So easy and so good!! Thanks for the great recipe :)

    • You’re welcome, Katie! Thank you for the kind comment and I’m so happy you loved the stuffed avocado! :)

    • Hi Lisa,

      This recipe is beyond delicious!!! I loved it! And my husband loved it! He send his compliments also:) so delicious it was!

      Thank you very much! Your site is a constant inspiration for me!
      I had/have some small health issues and i had to go on a healthy diet that is also, meat free and gluten free. But I am very grateful for it because it helped me discover new ways of cooking (which I love sooo much) and new delicious food!

      Don’t ever stop sharing your amazing recipies! :)

      Have a lovely rest of the week!

      Regards,
      Lore

      • Hi Loredana – Thank you for the kind words! I am so happy to hear that my recipes create new and healthy inspirations for you in the kitchen! Discovering health issues isn’t the greatest, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make food that tastes delicious :)

  7. Oh. my. word. This was so delicious! I absolutely enjoy eating tuna! I eat tuna at least once a week! This is now my favorite way to enjoy it even more! I’m enjoying your videos and content so much! Thank you!

  8. Easy, quick and absolutely delicious!! Thank you!!! 

  9. Just made it, holy cow it’s good!!

  10. Simple. Amazing! I made this for two other people and the three of us all loved it. So glad I found you on YouTube – I’ve tried many recipes.

    Thanks!

  11. Hello Lisa. I read your blog from time to time. The photo of the advocados was inspiring… i saw it during the week end. Yesterday evening i didn’t know what to eat, thought about your blog and made this very easy recipe. Adding mustard is a good idea. I had 2 advocados but 1 was not ready to eat yesterday. Put half of the tuna in a jar in the fridge… will eat it tonight. It’s very simple and very tasty.
    I bought a califlower to try to make your hommous.
    Thank you Lisa for your blog.

  12. Really enjoyed this recipe Lisa. Thank you very much!

  13. This is delicious. I don’t know how I never thought of this combo before, but it’s perfect! I just stumbled onto your site and I love it! I made hummus for the first time last night in my Vitamix with sesame seeds I thought I would never find a use for. Thank you for making my kitchen a happier place!

    Rating: 5
  14. I am Trying to find new ways to fit healthy fats into my diet and this avocado recipe is Delicious! 

    Rating: 5
  15. These are divine!!! Fist time making homemade mayo. You’re right! I will never buy it again! Thanks for doing all of my meal planning for me! You’re a genius!!!

    Rating: 5