Thai Tuna Salad in Avocado Boats for #TheSaladBar

by Dorothy Reinhold on August 17, 2013

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Truth is, a perfect California avocado needs little else to justify its existence as a salad. A sprinkle of salt, a spoon, and call it a day.

But if you have a can of specially seasoned tuna, widely available these days in any grocery store, you can turn that avocado into lunch. I am using a spicy Thai-flavored tuna for this salad, and the creamy avocado tames the spice just enough, while the Thai chili flavor amps up the avo. It’s a marriage made in heaven.

Thai Tuna Avocado Boats on Shockingly DeliciousCall it an avocado boat. Call it a canoe. Call it a plank. Whatever you like, grab your spoon and call it lunch!

Recipe: Thai Tuna Salad in Avocado Boats

Summary: Spicy Thai-seasoned tuna mounds in an avocado boat for a creamy, hot and cool chili-flecked lunch. Grab a spoon!



  1. Halve avocado and remove pit. Open can of seasoned Tuna and spoon into the divot from the pit on each avocado half, using all tuna.
  2. Place each half on a plate, perhaps alongside some fresh cut fruit, and dig in!
  3. Serves 2.

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I am a member of the Bee Squad for Bumble Bee tuna. Canned tuna makes an excellent protein for quick meals because it is already cooked and ready to deploy. Disclosure: Bumble Bee sent the tuna for recipe testing.


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Preparation time: 5 minutes Diet type: Pescatarian Number of servings (yield): 2 Culinary tradition: Thai

Thai Tuna Avocado Boats on Shockingly Delicious

The Salad Bar badgeHere are the other salads created by my fellow cooks for #TheSaladBar, a new monthly cooperative feature. Choose my tuna-avocado creation today, or one of theirs to try for your own avocadolicious meal! You can’t go wrong with any of these beauties.

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