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Avocados Stuffed with Tuna Salad

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Avocados Stuffed with Tuna Salad

Avocados Stuffed with Tuna Salad

Jessica Braider
This is our take on a popular Chilean dish, Palta Reina, suggested by our friend Pamela Navarro-Watson. The avocados make a beautiful presentation, and the best part is that no cooking is required! The avocados can be stuffed with chicken, shrimp, egg, or crab salad instead of the tuna, if your family prefers.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 12 oz. chunk light tuna packed in water drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 red bell pepper finely diced (about 1/4 cup), or substitute celery
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 lemon juice only, about 2 Tbsp.
  • 1/4 tsp. salt or to taste


  • In a small bowl, combine the tuna, mayonnaise, and bell pepper or celery and stir until it is thoroughly mixed together.
  • Cut the avocados in half lengthwise, remove the pits, and sprinkle them with lemon juice and salt.
  • Fill the avocados with the tuna salad, mounding the tuna. You can eat the salad and avocado flesh right out of the avocado “bowl”.


Do Ahead or Delegate: Dice the bell pepper, make and refrigerate the tuna salad, juice the lemon.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Add the zest of 1 lemon to the tuna or sprinkle everything with salt-free lemon pepper seasoning.
Tip: Chunk light tuna is much lower in mercury than albacore tuna, and is high in omega-3s and protein.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 248, Total Fat: 18g, 27%; Saturated Fat: 2g, 12%; Cholesterol: 29mg, 10%; Sodium: 325mg, 14%; Total Carbohydrate: 9g, 3%; Dietary Fiber: 6g, 24%; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 17g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Main Dish, No-Cook, Nut-Free, Spring, Summer, Winter
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