Tuna Stuffed Avocados (Keto & Paleo)
Only seven-ingredients in this stuffed avocados recipe. This tuna avocado salad is loaded with protein and healthy fats making it both keto and paleo. A tasty snack or a great appetizer these stuffed avocados are simple to whip up and super filling.
Within the last few years, avocados have slowly become one of my all-time favorite foods. I love them so much I think every toddler should have them in their diet- they have that many nutrients in them!
This means that stuffed avocados make a pretty awesome snack or meal. And this recipe is not only protein-packed but can be dairy and gluten-free too.
I don’t really remember eating avocados as a kid. And even in the first five or so years into my journey to health I still didn’t really give them a fair go.
It’s funny how your food preferences change though because I freaking love avocados now! I use them in smoothies, with eggs, on salads and honestly every other which way.. and yes, we rock stuffed avocados too!
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Paleo Approved Mayonaise
While traditional mayonnaise is actually dairy-free, it’s not overly healthy. Its main base is canola oil which I try to avoid at all costs.
Instead, I opt for avocado oil-based mayonnaise which comes in both a vegan and a non-vegan option. You can actually grab these awesome mayonnaise options at Costco. It’s one of the foods we stock up on regularly. Not being vegan myself I opt for the regular one but I do like that there’s the option.
When To Make These Stuffed Avocados
Personally, tuna isn't a staple in my house. Every so often I get a craving for it and it's around then that I whip it up. However, the combination of tuna and avocado is pretty amazing so I've found I've been making these stuffed avocados more and more. I use them:
- A small, snackable lunch
- An appetizer for a small gathering (serve with mini spoons!)
- A snack for the kiddos
The Perks Of This Recipe For Kids
As adults, we tend to look at labels like "paleo" or "keto" to determine the health benefits of a particular meal or if it aligns with the way we're eating. Kids don't do that.
However, when I think of this tuna avocado salad recipe I think it's perfect for kids.
It's loaded with protein and healthy fats, two things kids need. Protein will help them grow, boost their immune system and keep them full.
Whereas the fats from the avocado will help their brain develop, help satiate them, and is great for their skin and system in general.
For adults, these stuffed avocados are made from real food, they're low carb and they're a satiating, protein-packed choice.
The number of avocados you get from one serving of the stuffed avocados recipe will vary depending on the size of the avocados.
Avocados have become such a staple in my house that I buy buckets, peel, pit and freeze them (tip: freeze them individually on parchment paper otherwise they all stick together and you have to hack them apart in the most dangerous way possible!).
If you're making this recipe in bulk, use this avocado tool. It's by no means necessary but it is helpful if you're pitting upwards of twenty avocados.
Actually, it's one of my most used kitchen tools. I did forty avocados at the end of the season last year and it made it a breeze- plus, they look prettier instead of my gouging the pit out haha.
These stuffed avocados will always taste better when chilled. Either leave yourself enough time to have them sit in the fridge before you're eating them or the night before you're making them, place the cans of tuna in the fridge so it's ready to go when you make them.
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- 2 cans tuna, water drained
- 3 inches cucumber, diced
- 4 baby dill pickles, diced
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup paleo mayo
- 5 avocados
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How To Make The Recipe
In a large bowl fluff and break apart the tuna.
Prep the cucumber and pickles. Add them to the tuna.
Add in the seasonings and mayonnaise.
Mix until everything is combined. Chill in the fridge for one hour.
Prep your avocados by cutting them in half and removing the pit. If you need to, make the hole where the pit was a bit bigger (just add the extra avocado to the tuna mixture!).
Portion the tuna mixture into the avocados. Place in the stuffed avocados into the fridge until ready to eat.
Makes 10 avocados.
Don’t forget to pin this awesome tuna avocado salad recipe!
Tuna Stuffed Avocados
Tuna stuffed avocados make a delicious snack (or mini-meal!) and work for so many diets (paleo, keto, low carb etc). They’re simple to make in the sense that they have few ingredients and they’re full of healthy fats, packed with protein, and lots of amazing nutrients courtesy of the avocados.
Whip them up for friends or mow down on them with your kids!