Tuna-Stuffed Avocados with Corn Salsa

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Tuna-Stuffed Avocados with Corn Salsa

An avocado half is the perfect vessel to serve tuna salad, creating a striking presentation. To prevent the corn salsa from tumbling off, it is mixed into the tuna.

Ingredients

Servings  6   Serving Size   1/2 avocado stuffed

For the Salsa:

  • 2 ears corn, shucked and kernels cut off
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup chopped tomato (about 1 medium tomato)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice, plus more if needed (from 1 lime)

For the Tuna:

  • 1 (12.6-ounce) pouch chunk light tuna in water
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup fat-free, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus more as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 avocados (halved, pitted)

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

For the Salsa:

  1. Use a knife to slice the kernels off 2 ears of corn. Add corn into a heatproof container with 1 tablespoon water, cover, and heat until cooked, about 1 to 2 minutes. Cool to use in the salsa.
  2. Prepare the other ingredients, chopping the tomato, cilantro, red onion, and jalapeno. Add into a bowl, along with the corn and lime juice.
  3. Stir together to combine. Taste, adding more lime juice or jalapeno depending on desired taste. Let sit for flavors to mingle.

For the Tuna:

  1. In a medium bowl, add the tuna. Chop the celery and add to the tuna.
  2. Into the tuna, stir in yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Mix the prepared corn salsa into the tuna.
  4. Halve and remove the pit from each avocado. Drizzle a little lemon juice on the top of each avocado half to prevent from browning. Spoon tuna mixture into each avocado half, packing as much tuna into each one as possible. (If the pit doesn't leave large enough of a "cup" for the tuna, spoon a tiny bit of the avocado out to fill it up with tuna.)
  5. Serve immediately or place in the fridge to chill before serving.

Cooking Tip: 1 cup frozen corn can be substituted for the fresh corn. Just add into the heatproof container with 1 tablespoon water and cook; drain liquid before using. Also, 3 (5-ounce) cans of tuna in water can be substituted for the 12.5-ounce package; just make sure to drain the water.

Keep it Healthy: Avocados are a versatile, healthy fruit to have on hand. However, it can be tricky getting them ripe when you want to devour them. When ripening is needed quickly, add avocados into a paper bag with a banana and seal. Let sit overnight to quicken the ripening process.

Tip: Prefer to eat your tuna salad cold? Keep the tuna pouch or cans in the refrigerator before use so it’s already chilled; the same can also be done with the ripe avocados.

Nutrition Facts

Tuna-Stuffed Avocados with Corn Salsa

CaloriesCalories

273 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

18.6g Per Serving

FiberFiber

8.0g Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Calories 273
Total Fat 15.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.1 g
Cholesterol 31.9 mg
Sodium 292 mg
Total Carbohydrate 18.2 g
Dietary Fiber 8.0 g
Sugars 4.5 g
Added Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 18.6 g

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

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An avocado half is the perfect vessel to serve tuna salad, creating a striking presentation. To prevent the corn salsa from tumbling off, it is mixed into the tuna.

Nutrition Facts

Tuna-Stuffed Avocados with Corn Salsa

CaloriesCalories

273 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

18.6g Per Serving

FiberFiber

8.0g Per Serving
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Calories 273
Total Fat 15.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.1 g
Cholesterol 31.9 mg
Sodium 292 mg
Total Carbohydrate 18.2 g
Dietary Fiber 8.0 g
Sugars 4.5 g
Added Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 18.6 g

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

Ingredients

Servings  6   Serving Size   1/2 avocado stuffed

For the Salsa:

  • 2 ears corn, shucked and kernels cut off
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup chopped tomato (about 1 medium tomato)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice, plus more if needed (from 1 lime)

For the Tuna:

  • 1 (12.6-ounce) pouch chunk light tuna in water
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup fat-free, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus more as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 avocados (halved, pitted)

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

For the Salsa:

  1. Use a knife to slice the kernels off 2 ears of corn. Add corn into a heatproof container with 1 tablespoon water, cover, and heat until cooked, about 1 to 2 minutes. Cool to use in the salsa.
  2. Prepare the other ingredients, chopping the tomato, cilantro, red onion, and jalapeno. Add into a bowl, along with the corn and lime juice.
  3. Stir together to combine. Taste, adding more lime juice or jalapeno depending on desired taste. Let sit for flavors to mingle.

For the Tuna:

  1. In a medium bowl, add the tuna. Chop the celery and add to the tuna.
  2. Into the tuna, stir in yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Mix the prepared corn salsa into the tuna.
  4. Halve and remove the pit from each avocado. Drizzle a little lemon juice on the top of each avocado half to prevent from browning. Spoon tuna mixture into each avocado half, packing as much tuna into each one as possible. (If the pit doesn't leave large enough of a "cup" for the tuna, spoon a tiny bit of the avocado out to fill it up with tuna.)
  5. Serve immediately or place in the fridge to chill before serving.

Cooking Tip: 1 cup frozen corn can be substituted for the fresh corn. Just add into the heatproof container with 1 tablespoon water and cook; drain liquid before using. Also, 3 (5-ounce) cans of tuna in water can be substituted for the 12.5-ounce package; just make sure to drain the water.

Keep it Healthy: Avocados are a versatile, healthy fruit to have on hand. However, it can be tricky getting them ripe when you want to devour them. When ripening is needed quickly, add avocados into a paper bag with a banana and seal. Let sit overnight to quicken the ripening process.

Tip: Prefer to eat your tuna salad cold? Keep the tuna pouch or cans in the refrigerator before use so it’s already chilled; the same can also be done with the ripe avocados.

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