Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados

Are you looking for a healthy, protein-packed lunch recipe? These tuna stuffed avocado cups will not disappoint! This recipe is simple and delicious - and it's Whole 30 compatible to boot. That's a win all around!

To make these tuna cups, I was inspired by the flavors of a pico do gallo Mexican salsa - lime, salt, cilantro, onion. While the tuna salad is good on it's own, the avocado is REALLY what makes this recipe sing - so don't leave it out!


  • 1 can Wild Selections solid white albacore tuna packed in water, drained
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise*
  • 2 tsp lime juice, divided
  • 1/4 red bell pepper*, diced
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh cilantro*, leaves chopped
  • 5 shakes hot sauce like Tabasco
  • 1 dash ground cumin (or to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing these ingredients as organic where available to avoid GMOs, pervasive pesticides and/or questionable farming practices.

Yield: 1 Serving


STEP 1: Tuna Salad

To make the tuna salad, combine the tuna, mayonnaise, 1 tsp lime juice, bell pepper, green onion, cilantro and hot sauce in a medium sized bowl. Add a dash each of cumin, salt and pepper. Taste and add more spices and hot sauce as desired.

STEP 2: Avocado Shells

Cut avocado in half and discard the pit. Brush inside of avocado flesh with lime juice. Sprinkle with a dash of salt.

STEP 3: Stuff

Stuff avocado halves with tuna salad and serve.


I love the fresh taste and simple ingredient list in the Wild Selections tuna - no weird additives or preservatives - and all their tuna is non-GMO project verified. Wild Selections also gives back to the oceans by donating $0.13 from every can sold to the World Wildlife Fund to support marine conservation and fishery improvement projects. Their premium quality, sustainably sourced fish is 100% traceable and you can visit WildSelections.com to learn where the fish in your can was caught (cool!)

Wild Selections is the only full line of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable seafood.  The blue MSC eco-label tells you the fish in your can comes from well managed fisheries and healthy fish stocks. Learn more by visiting the Wild Selections website

To find where you can buy Wild Selections tuna near you, check out the store locator here.

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About the Author:

Carissa is a green lifestyle expert and mom of two boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she is also the author of two e-books including the best-selling beverage cookbook, Infused: Recipes for Herb & Fruit Infused Water, Tea and More. You can also find her recipes featured in The Non-GMO Cookbook as well as in periodicals like Urban Farm Magazine. Her goal is to empower families to make healthier choices that are easy, taste great and are fun!

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  1. I'm always stumped on what to do with the leftover half of an avocado and now I can make this for my lunch.


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