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Stuffed Avocado Recipe

Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado


When it comes to tuna salad stuffed avocado, this is one of the tastiest recipes you’ll find! When my husband and I are in Mexico, we love the fabulous stuffed avocados at our friend Colin’s beachfront restaurant “Breakers” in Bucerias.


  • 3 5-ounce cans of Albacore tuna, well drained (drained weight of each can is 4 ounces)
  • 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1+1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (plus a little more for brushing on avocado halves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maggi Seasoning
  • 1+1/2 teaspoons Knorr brand “Caldo con Sabor de Pollo” (chicken-flavor bouillon granules)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 34 Romaine lettuce leaves, chopped or sliced into short thin strips
  • 4 Haas avocados cut in half
  • Salt and pepper – for sprinkling directly onto avocado halves
  • Garnish #1: diced grape tomatoes
  • Garnish #2: sprigs of cilantro


  • Begin by preparing the tuna salad recipe. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the tuna, softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, red onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, lemon juice, Maggi seasoning, chicken-flavor bouillon granules, and black pepper. Mix with the flat beater attachment until all ingredients are incorporated. With a wooden spoon or spatula, gently fold the sliced lettuce into the tuna salad mixture.
  • Cut each of the four avocados in half, length-wise. Lightly sprinkle or brush the inside of each avocado half with a bit of lemon juice to prevent browning. Sprinkle each avocado portion with salt and pepper.
  • Using a 1/4 measuring cup, scoop rounded portions into the halved avocados. Garnish with diced tomatoes and a few sprigs of cilantro.
  • Serve with Mexican tostada rounds, restaurant-style tortilla chips, thinly sliced baguette pieces, or your favorite crackers. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Snack, Lunch, Dinner, Party
  • Method: By hand
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex, American

Keywords: avocado tuna salad, tuna salad recipe, tuna salad stuffed avocado