Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado


A refreshingly light meal perfect for a breezy spring day. The tuna stuffed avocado is jam packed with lean protein, healthy fats, and the anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular benefits of Vitamin E – prevalent in sunflower seeds.

Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado Ingredients


  • 5 oz tuna, canned wild-caught
  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon minced white onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced sun dried tomato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil based mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon roasted and salted sunflower seeds



  • Split the avocado in half and remove the pit.
  • Scoop half the meat out of each half, but leave a 1/4 inch border around the skin.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the tuna, avocado meat, lime juice, onion, sun-dried tomato, mayonnaise, and cayenne. Mix it well, then add salt and white pepper as needed.
  • Stuff the tuna salad into the avocado halves. Garnish the top with the sunflower seeds and fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (Serving Size: 1 half)

Calories 342
Total Fat 26g
Carbohydrates 12g
Protein 15g


Photographer: Carmen Troesser