Tuna Salad Avocado Boats

two Tuna Salad Avocado Boats on a cutting board
Avocado tuna salad is stuffed inside avocados for a fun, healthy and easy meal.

One of my favorite lunches is tuna salad with avocado. I’d eat it everyday if it wasn’t for the fact that we aren’t supposed to consume more than 1-2 cans a week. The avocado is so creamy that it can replace some or all of the mayonnaise usually used in tuna salad.
close-up photo Tuna Salad Avocado Boats
Stuffing them in these avocados not only makes for a fun presentation, but it also ensures that you can get even more avocado with each spoonful.

It’s best to use fairly ripe avocados. I carved out about half the flesh from each half, leaving enough so that you can get spoonfuls of avocado when you dig in. The carved out avocado gets mixed with the tuna.

I made these for a simple lunch but I can see them being great for a brunch or lunch party too, especially now that it’s avocado season again!
a close-up of one Tuna Salad Avocado Boats

Tuna Salad Avocado Boats

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Tuna salad is stuffed into avocado halves for a fun and healthy meal.


  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 2 cans of tuna drained
  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 stalk of celery diced
  • juice from half a small lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro


  1. Slice avocados in half, lengthwise and remove pits. Scoop out about half of the flesh from each half.
  2. Dice the carved out flesh and place in a bowl with tuna, mayonnaise, bell pepper, celery and lemon juice. Mix to combine. Add salt and pepper as needed.
  3. Stuff tuna into avocado halves. Sprinkle with cilantro. Refrigerate for a few hours or serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Tuna Salad Avocado Boats
Amount Per Serving (1 avocado boat)
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 133
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.8g23%
Saturated Fat 2.4g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.7g
Cholesterol 37.3mg12%
Sodium 395.9mg17%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1.3g1%
Protein 21.9g44%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
Net Carbs 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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