Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

by Erica Dinho on June 19, 2014

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Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

Stuffed avocados are a popular appetizer in Colombia and other parts of Latin America. We stuffed them with shrimp, fish, chicken, crab or tuna salad in Colombia.

This Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado) recipe is very easy to make and a fantastic lunch, appetizer or summer dinner. The avocados are cut in halves and stuffed with tuna, peas, carrots, tomato, parsley, cilantro, mayo, hot sauce and ketchup.

One of my favorite ways to eat this dish is part of an entire meal, actually placing the stuffed avocado on top of another salad made with lettuce, cucumber and tomato.

I wish you all good food and fun this first weekend of summer. Buen provecho!

Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

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  • 2 cans of good quality tuna fish
  • 1/4 cup grated white onion
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup cooked peas
  • 1/4 cup cooked and diced carrots
  • 1/2 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 6 ripe but firm avocados
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)


  1. Combine the tuna, onions,red onion, peas, carrots, tomato, ketchup, mayo, hot sauce, parsley, cilantro and juice of 1 lime. Mix all the ingredients and add salt and pepper to your taste.
  2. Cut the avocados lengthwise, remove the seed and, drizzle lime juice to prevent them from darkening.
  3. Place the avocados halves on a serving plate. Fill the avocados with the tuna mixture and sprinkle with chopped cilantro or parsley. Serve immediately.
  4. Aguacate Relleno de Atún (Tuna Stuffed Avocado)

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1 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz June 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Great minds think alike. I love your heartier stuffing with tuna. Looks beautiful and perfect for a dinner party.


2 Chica Andaluza June 19, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Beautiful – just what I could eat right now!


3 ela@GrayApron June 19, 2014 at 2:57 PM

I don’t know, I think I would like eat a couple of those and forget about the rest of the dinner. They look so good….

ela h.


4 Angie@Angie's Recipes June 19, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Gorgeous! Love the flavours. Perfect for my dinner with a glass of chilled white.


5 grace June 22, 2014 at 3:17 PM

i love avocados but i hate tuna, so i’m torn! lovely presentation though. :)


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