Let’s Get Cookin’: Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado

by alexandra

Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado - A fresh, light, and healthy lunch or side dish that couldn't be easier to put together! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been asked how I stay in good shape even though I’m constantly baking, and my answer is always sort of a mix of things – exercise, good genes (thanks Mom!), and balanced eating. I’m not about to lie and say that I have model eating habits – a quick look at my Instagram would prove that false anyway – but I try to do a lot of healthy eating to make up for some of the not-so-healthy stuff, and the truth is that when it comes to savory foods, I tend to keep things on the light side most of the time anyway. Especially with the holidays having just passed and the new year being a blank slate for better habits, I’m realllllly trying to practice that whole balance thing and bring more healthy eating into my life, mostly because it just feels good!

Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado - A fresh, light, and healthy lunch or side dish that couldn't be easier to put together! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

So in reality, this is the kind of food you typically find on our dinner table – things that are light and simple to prepare, lots of veggies and fresh ingredients, and fish more than any other kind of meat. That’s really where the inspiration for this recipe came from: the normal dishes I call dinner on a daily basis. I naturally gravitate towards savory recipes that are healthy and uncomplicated because that’s what I grew up with and what I’m used to, and I love that I was able to stick to those roots and still come up with a new spin, something I hadn’t tried yet; variety is the best!

Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado - A fresh, light, and healthy lunch or side dish that couldn't be easier to put together! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

These stuffed avocados would definitely make an awesome healthy and light lunch – one that’s really easy to whip up too – but for us they were perfect dinner food with all their tuna-veggie goodness goin’ on. The tuna salad is simple to make but packs in the flavor with crunchy celery, fresh chives, and a squeeze of lime juice, and greek yogurt gives it a cleaner taste than mayonnaise which I really like (not to mention that it keeps the whole dish way less rich and calorie-dense!) And as much as tuna might seem like such a cheater’s way to make dinner, it’s actually a pretty sweet deal when you consider all the lean proteins, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals it has. Add that to some fresh, creamy avocado (woah, even more nutrients hidden in a tasty package), and dinner seriously could not be easier to put together.

Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado - A fresh, light, and healthy lunch or side dish that couldn't be easier to put together! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I used Bumble Bee tuna for this recipe and I’m loving it for all its health benefits in such a convenient and easy-to-eat form! It’s been a while since I’ve played around with tuna for a recipe so now I’m super curious to know what you guys like to make with your tuna. Tell me your ways!!

Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado

6 stuffed avocado halves

Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado

A fresh, simple, and healthy lunch or side dish packed with lean proteins and healthy fats.

Ingredients

  • one 12-ounce can Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore in water
  • 1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 avocados, pitted and halved

Instructions

  1. Drain water from tuna. Combine with yogurt, celery, chives, lime juice, and olive oil and mix together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Scoop tuna into halved avocados. Sprinkle with extra salt and pepper before serving.
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