Stay full longer with these tuna stuffed avocados! A flavorful combination of tuna, and avocado make the perfect high-protein snack, easy lunch, or even tasty appetizer!
They’re carb-friendly and whole30 approved which makes them a great way to kick your goals into high gear.
Not everyone enjoys being in the kitchen (I never used to either!).
This is why as a Certified Nutrition Coach I strive to provide meals or snacks that are as easy, and time-friendly as possible. And it doesn’t get any easier than a no-bake recipe!
Not only does a tuna stuffed avocado work for every major diet, but they’re an easy way to boost your protein intake without pumping yourself full of endless chicken breast.
They have all the classic flavor of tuna salad with a bit more dose of healthy fats.
Ingredients You Need
The perk of a stuffed avocado is that it requires minimal kitchen time and minimal ingredients. In fact, you most likely already have everything you need if you have a well-stocked gluten-free pantry!
Tuna: opt for a high-quality tuna and opt for water-packed to save on calories. Wild planet albacore tuna is normally a great choice.
Healthy Mayo: if you’re not up for making your own gluten-free mayonnaise, double-check the brand you’re using is keto, paleo, and whole30 approved. My personal favorite is Primal Kitchen Mayo as it’s made with avocado oil and one of the only ones on the whole30 approved list! We personally stock up on ours from Costco (learn about more awesome, healthy Costco finds!)
Seasonings: they’re pretty simple in this recipe. All you need is garlic powder and sea salt. However, if you like a kick of fire in your mouth, adding a dash of cayenne never hurts!
Pickles: if you’re very strict keto you’ll want to avoid these. They can be replaced with celery or bell peppers. However, they definitely add a nice, salty-sour boost to the tuns and avocados!
How To Make A Tuna Stuffed Avocado
Making this stuffed avocado recipe is easy peasy!
- Slice the avocados in half and pit them using an avocado tool.
- Mix together all other ingredients.
- Portion out the tuna salad mixture into the avocado halves and pop them in the fridge!
Important Teaching Tips
Make sure to buy quality tuna as it will affect the taste of the stuffed avocado (just like these canned chicken patties).
You can easily make your own mayonnaise but if not, double-check that the one you’re using is whole30 approved.
If you’re making these tuna stuffed avocados as an appetizer, rub the sliced avocados with some lemon juice before stuffing! This will ensure they stay green and fresh-looking longer.
The recipe nutrition will vary slightly depending on the size of the avocados that you purchase.
Tuna stuffed avocado tastes best when chilled. Either chill the tuna before making them or pop the finished product into the fridge for a while.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Tuna Stuffed Avocados
Classic tuna salad recipes use an abundance of mayonnaise loaded with unhealthy oils, fats and calories. Mayo is healthy in a tuna salad when it is a paleo or whole30-approved recipe or brand. When using mayo in tuna make sure to keep the amount minimal and not go overboard.
Tuna can be part of a healthy weight loss diet. It’s high in protein and lower in carbohydrates which means it’s also approved by many diets. Like anything though, make sure to rotate your protein choices to achieve the best (and healthiest) results.
Stuffed Avocados (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Whole30)
- Avocado pitter
- 2 cans tuna water drained
- 3 inches cucumber diced
- 4 baby dill pickles diced
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup mayonnaise keto & whole30 approved
- 5 avocados
- 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 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 avocado halves. Place the stuffed avocados into the fridge until ready to eat.
- Make sure to buy quality tuna as it will affect the taste of the stuffed avocado.
- You can easily make your own mayonnaise but if not, double-check that the one you’re using is whole30 approved.
- If you’re making a tuna stuffed avocado as an appetizer, rub the sliced avocados with some lemon juice before stuffing! This will ensure they stay green and fresh looking longer.
- The recipe nutrition is slightly skewed: one serving is a full avocado, and one full avocado contains 11.6g total carbs, 2.5g net carbs. Thus, a serving of the tuna avocados should be around 6-8g carbs.
- If you’re making this recipe in bulk, definitely use the avocado tool!
- The tuna stuffed avocados taste best when chilled. Either chill the tuna before making them or pop the finished product into the fridge for a while.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data"
Tuna stuffed avocado 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!