Simple, cheap, quick, and tasty! You can make it easily while traveling or camping. Good for backpacking or just a quick snack. This got me through many nights traveling in Guatemala and Mexico on a very limited budget. I still like to make it even with a full kitchen because it reminds me of camping at the Mayan ruins. The tuna with oil is preferable, and if the avocado is good quality and ripe, you might not even need any salt.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix half the tuna into each avocado half using a fork; season with salt.

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Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 18.1g 36% DV; carbohydrates 8.6g 3% DV; fat 15.2g 24% DV; cholesterol 18.9mg 6% DV; sodium 116mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2013
Great recipe! Wonderful flavor. I had it topped with cherry tomatoes. Next time I will add a crisp slice of bacon crumbled also. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/10/2019
It was actually a little boring. No seasonings which kinda hurt the whole thing. Even a little vingegar, any kind would have helped. It needs something else. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2013
Great recipe! Wonderful flavor. I had it topped with cherry tomatoes. Next time I will add a crisp slice of bacon crumbled also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2013
I filled it with Barbies Tuna Salad found on this site. I think next time I will just use the tuna with oil. I like simple! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2014
This is my new midnight snack! Sometimes I add a tad bit of mayo to the tuna though:D Also sometimes I eat this with tortilla chips. But sometimes I just eat it as is. I really want to experiment more with this recipe by adding spices to olive oil and then mixing that in with tuna packed in water. Not a huge fan of the IDEA of packed in vegetable oil although the taste was great. Anyway thanks for this new idea! edit: My new favorite way to eat this is by mixing in a few chipotle peppers in adobo sauce with the tuna. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2015
Actually I first tried this at a Chilean Restaurant as a salad years ago and then just tried replicating at home ever since. I believe they mixed chopped onions and tomatoes into the tuna with olive oil before filling the avocado then sprinkling with finely chopped cilantro and a small dollop of mayo. They then placed the filled avocado over a bed of lettuce with slices of firm boiled potatoes with a drop of mayo on each. Funny combination but I got hooked! They call it "Palta Rellena". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2013
Just had this for lunch in a bowl and looked up on allrecipes to see if there were recipes for it. Surprised this is the only one! So simple and good and no extra salt needed. First ate something similar to this at a restaurant in Mexico City for lunch they served the tuna in the half-shell avocado w/ a spoon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2015
This is astonishingly good for something so simple. I can see where this makes an excellent backpacking food. Also if you wanted to dress it up the possibilities are endless. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2013
delicious! I LOVE avocados. I guess I never thought of mixing tuna with avocado instead of mayo. I think this would be great topped with some cheese and tomato as well pimento etc.:) Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2016
Just ok. Too avocado-y for me. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2017
I was pretty suspect of this recipe. I thought tuna and avocado would be weird. It wasn't. It was absolutely delicious and so simple. I love tuna and am so happy to have found a recipe that doesn't involve mayo. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/10/2019
It was actually a little boring. No seasonings which kinda hurt the whole thing. Even a little vingegar, any kind would have helped. It needs something else. Read More