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.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Priscilla | ShesCookin August 22, 2013 at 11:01 am

Did not realize there was seasoned tuna out there. Another great roundup, Dorothy!


sippitysup August 20, 2013 at 9:46 am

When it comes to tuna salad (…get ready for it) these really float my boat. XOGREG


Dorothy Reinhold August 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

HA! Love you and your puns!


Mary @ Fit and Fed August 18, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Talk about a healthy quick lunch! I was not aware of the existence of the pre-spiced tuna, good to know! And I just gave an avocado the salt and spoon treatment yesterday.


Lizthechef August 18, 2013 at 10:19 am

I have got to look for some of that tuna!


Liz August 17, 2013 at 10:57 am

Looks good and simple too. Thank you and have a great weekend!


Lisa @ Whisk & Cleaver August 17, 2013 at 8:09 am

What a great use of canned tuna. I love having it around, so convenient and healthy for quick lunches!


Marlene @Nosh My Way August 17, 2013 at 7:48 am

I always loved a great stuff-acado


Michelle August 17, 2013 at 7:18 am

This looks delicious. I have not tried the Thai tuna, so I’m going to have to do that soon.


Debra Elliott August 17, 2013 at 6:42 am

Two of my favorite yummy in tummy goodness


Cindys Recipes and Writings August 17, 2013 at 5:24 am

I’ll call it lunch! 🙂


Liz August 17, 2013 at 5:01 am

Thai tuna salad??? Where have you been all my life!!!? Looks glorious!


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