Keto Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados are a great low-carb lunch option, with a secret ingredient that gives it a little extra crunch!
(This post is sponsored by the California Avocado Commission)
You’ll flip for these Keto Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados aka Avocado Boats! They have one of my favorite secret ingredients that I love adding to my tuna salad recipe! Are you a tuna salad fan? I used to hate it when I was a kid but now tuna is one of the first things I think of when it’s lunch time and I want a low carb meal.
It’s one of those meals that I can usually make because it uses such easy pantry items that I almost always have laying around. I mean, most people have a can of tuna in their pantry and mayo in their refrigerator, right? I often play around with my tuna salad recipe, adding all sorts of different ingredients, depending on what I have in my fridge or cupboard or what I’m in the mood for.
One of all time favorite ways to spruce up boring tuna salad is by adding crunch. Most people like adding sweet pickle relish (looking at you, Mom!) but for some reason I don’t like sweet pickle relish. Instead I love adding diced celery, red onions and water chestnuts. Okay, did that last one throw you off a bit? You’ve got to believe me when I say it adds such a delicious flavor and crunch to tuna salad! One more secret ingredient is avocado!
Everyone knows how versatile avocados are, right? I’ve used mashed avocado in place of mayo in Mayo-Free Egg Salad and Chicken Salad Wraps, and you can definitely swap out mayo and use mashed avocado in tuna salad as well. Instead of doing that this time around, I used California Avocados as a bowl or “boat” and filled it with crunchy Keto Tuna Salad! This has turned into one of my favorite lunches EVER. Every bite you take, you add in a scoop of avocado and your dreams come true. It’s the best combo of textures, with crunchy Tuna Salad and creamy California Avocados!
My husband (and I’ve been trying, lol!) has been doing the Keto diet and this easy lunch recipe is the perfect answer to a low carb Keto lunch. I hope you’ll try it and love it as much as we do!
- 1 (5-oz) can Albacore tuna in water, drained
- ¼ cup Mayonnaise (full fat for Keto)
- ½ tsp. Kosher salt, or more to taste
- ¼ tsp. pepper, or more to taste
- Celery, finely diced to taste
- Red Onion, finely diced to taste
- Water Chestnuts, finely diced to taste
- 1 California Avocado, halved and pitted
- Mix together tuna, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, celery, red onion and water chestnuts. Taste and season accordingly.
- Place mixture inside each avocado half and serve. Enjoy!
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(Thank you to the California Avocado Commission for sponsoring this post!)