Mexican Tuna Stuffed Avocado

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Mexican Tuna Stuffed Avocados mixes tuna, black beans, fresh vegetables, lime juice and spices to create a healthy and easy snack or lunch that is also heart healthy.

This Heart-Check Certified recipe is brought to you by Hass Avocado Board.

Nutrition Facts

Mexican Tuna Stuffed Avocado


240 Per Serving


12g Per Serving


9g Per Serving
Calories 240
Total Fat 16.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 11.0 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 80 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 12 g

Dietary Exchanges
1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat


Servings  8   Serving Size   1/2 stuffed avocado

  • 4 fresh, ripe avocados (halved, pitted, peeled, sliced)
  • 2 5oz. cans of albacore tuna in water
  • 1/2 cup black beans (drained, rinsed)
  • 1 medium tomato, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped {about 1/2 cup}
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (seeded, diced, optional)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime (juiced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed Black pepper


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  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine the tuna, black beans, tomatoes, red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro, cumin and pepper. Taste and add more spice to your liking.
  2. Cut each avocado in half and remove the pit. Using a small spoon scoop a larger hole in the middle of each avocado and add the flesh into the tuna mixture. Mix the avocado into the tuna mixture to combine.
  3. Use a 1/4 cup measure to measure the Mexican Tuna Salad and scoop into a half of the avocado. Do this with the remaining halves of the avocado.
  4. Garnish with remaining cilantro.

Tip: Serving Suggestion: Serve these Mexican Tuna Stuffed Avocados for lunch or a snack. They also make a great on-the-go meal. Keep the avocados intact and the tuna salad in a sealed Tupperware container in the refrigerator. Once you are ready to eat the Mexican Tuna Stuffed Avocados slice the avocados and scoop the tuna salad into each half.