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Avocado Tuna Boats


  • 1/2 avocado ripe
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/8 tsp thyme leaves
  • 1 Tbsp pepitas pumpkin seeds - or any other nut you like
  • 1 Tbsp dried cherries chopped
  • 5 oz can tuna drained
  • 2 mini cucumbers or 1 large seedless cucumber


  • In a small bowl, mash avocado, lemon juice, salt/pepper, and thyme with a fork.
  • Add in pepitas, dried cherries, and tuna. Mix gently if you want your tuna to stay chunky.
  • Wash and cut the mini cucumbers in half length-wise. With a small spoon (I used my babies spoon - don't tell her!) scoop out a small amount of the middle of the cucumber so your tuna will nestle down inside. If using a larger seedless cucumber cut into 4-5 inch long segments. You will need 4 total.
  • Fill each cucumber boat with 1/4 of the salad. If you have some leftover, it's amazing on tortilla chips too.


Other thoughts:
  • To save time, you don't have to chop the cherries. But, I like them to be more dispersed throughout my boats rather than big chunks.
  • Use any nut you can find. Sometimes when I say pepitas, people look at me like I'm from Mars. They're just the inside of a pumpkin seed. Pecans would be delish in here too.
  • Naturally gluten free
  • Would also be great on a sandwich with your favorite bread all toasted up. I can attest it's amazeballs on tortilla chips too.