Tuna Stuffed Avocado makes for a simple appetizer or light dinner meal yet are full of fresh crisp flavors from the veggies and Asian themed dressing. Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free too. Ready in 10 minutes. Tuna stuffed avocado is one of my favourite tuna dishes to make, but Tuna tartar has to be one of my all time favorite dishes. I love love love it.
Unfortunately finding sushi grade tuna tartar friendly tuna can be quite difficult. In certain countries (cough Malaysia cough) I never even saw fresh tuna in the grocery store.
In other places I just didn’t feel comfortable serving it raw basically.
For those occasions I needed something to partially take care of that tuna tartar craving without endangering my health.
Cue tuna stuffed avocado boats. I had made tuna stuffed avocado boats before which my best friend’s boyfriend at that time referred to simply as amaze balls, so it was time for a newer more improved version.
Here we’ve got super crisp flavors from the cucumbers and the green onions and a delightful and fragrant Asian themed dressing with sesame oil, garlic, ginger, lime, etc.
The cubed avocado and flaky canned tuna are thrown into the mix and for presentation’s sake you can then serve this appetizer back in the avocado shells to make presentable and impressive tuna stuffed avocado boats.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love to cook as much as the next food blogger. Sometimes, though, what I really want is a delicious meal on the table in minutes. I just do not always have the patience to stand over the oven, nor the time. Sometimes hunger hits and I know I need to feed myself asap or I’ll get hangry. Hangry — know the feeling? Hungry and angry? This hits some people worse than others – myself included in that category. D would know what it’s like to be with hangry me, and it’s not good – so to prevent those occasions for every happening I need to make these tuna stuffed avocado boats.
And these stuffed avocado tuna boats right here are ready within 10 minutes. How often do you get to say that? Think of this as the budget version of tuna tartar.
A can of tuna, avocados, cucumber, green onions and a few sauces and bam this dish is ready to go. Minimal fuss and practically no mess. You don’t even need to serve these on a plate!
For presentation’s sake serve back in those dark green avocado shells – I just love that look. To give this more of an Asian flair I tossed the ingredients together with an Asian inspired dressing, but if you want to keep things even simpler you could just add in a dollop of mayo instead – I’ll leave that part up to you.
So when you don’t have access to sushi grade tuna or if you’re just a canned tuna fan, you can’t go wrong with this super simple tuna stuffed avocado appetizer or lunch dish.
Let me know what you think of my tuna stuffed avocado boats in the comments below! And please tell me that you get hangry too and I’m not the only one?
How to make tuna stuffed avocado boats
Tuna Stuffed Avocado Boats make for a simple appetizer or light dinner meal yet are full of fresh crisp flavors from the veggies and Asian themed dressing. Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free too.
- 1 can tuna drained and flaked
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 inch piece of ginger grated
- 1 - 1 1/2 tablespoons gluten free tamari
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
- 1 avocado cubed
- 1 small cucumber cubed
- 1/2 lime juiced and zested
- handful cilantro chopped
- In a small bowl combine garlic, ginger, tamari, sesame oil, olive oil, and lime juice. Mix the dressing until smooth.
- In a large bowl combine tuna, avocado, cucumber, cilantro, lime zest, and green onions.
- Pour dressing over the tuna avocado mix.
- Serve in the avocado shells.