Tuna and Avocado Boats
If you're looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that's also healthy and satisfying, look no further than these tuna and avocado boats. Made with just a few simple ingredients, they come together in minutes and are packed with flavor. The creamy avocado is the perfect complement to the flaky tuna, and the tangy mayonnaise, lemon juice, and herbs add brightness and acidity. Serve these boats as a light lunch or dinner, or as an appetizer for a party. They're sure to be a hit with everyone who tries them.
The origins of tuna and avocado boats are murky, but it's likely that they were first created as a simple and portable meal for fishermen and sailors. The combination of tuna and avocado is a natural one, as the two ingredients complement each other perfectly in terms of flavor and texture. The addition of mayonnaise, lemon juice, and herbs helps to brighten up the dish and make it more flavorful. Over time, tuna and avocado boats have become a popular dish all over the world, and they can now be found on the menus of many restaurants and cafes. They're a great way to enjoy a healthy and delicious meal without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
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Prep time: 10 | Cook time: 0 | Serves: 2
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 can (5 ounces) tuna, drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  1. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit.
  2. Scoop out the avocado flesh into a bowl and mash it with a fork.
  3. Add the tuna, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to the bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Spoon the tuna mixture into the avocado halves.
  5. Top with the red onion and cilantro.
  6. Serve immediately.
Why It Works
  • The creamy avocado provides a rich and satisfying base for the tuna salad.
  • The flaky tuna adds protein and flavor to the dish.
  • The tangy mayonnaise, lemon juice, and herbs brighten up the flavors of the avocado and tuna.
  • The red onion and cilantro add a bit of crunch and freshness to the dish.