Tuna Guacamole – Healthy Living Series

by Alli

Tuna Guacamole is sponsored by Bumble Bee Tuna. All opinions are my own. 

Avocados and tuna have been referred to as two of the world’s healthiest foods. What happens when you combine them? That’s just what I did in my Tuna Guacamole.

Tuna Guacamole

When you combine Bumble Bee water-packed tuna and avocado, add a few spices, salsa, and some lime juice, you have a delicious and very healthy version of guacamole.

Bumble Bee Tuna Guacamole

Health Benefits of Tuna

Available in can or pouch, each Bumble Bee product is an easy and delicious way to add a variety of nutrients to your diet, including lean protein, healthy fat, and important vitamins and minerals.

Eating fish as part of a healthy diet offers a number of benefits. Consuming 6 ounces of fish each week reduces your risk of fatal heart disease by 36 percent, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. Bumble Bee tuna is a tasty way to meet your recommended intake of fish.

According to whfoods.com, “No single category of nutrients has been more clearly determined to have anti-inflammatory health benefits than omega-3 fatty acids, and tuna is well-established as an important food source of omega-3’s.”

An Avocado is a Fruit!

Fun fact: Did you know that an avocado is actually a fruit?

This superfood:

  • Promotes Heart Health
  • Has Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
  • Promotes Blood Sugar Regulation
  • Has Anti-Cancer Benefits
  • Supports Cardiovascular Health
  • Optimized Absorption of Carotenoids

That’s why combining avocado and Bumble Bee tuna is such a healthful and delicious idea.

Bumble Bee Tuna Guacamole

How to Ripen an Avocado

A firm avocado will ripen in a paper bag or in a fruit basket at room temperature within a few days. As the fruit ripens, the skin will turn darker.

Avocados should not be refrigerated until they are ripe. Once ripened, an avocado can be kept refrigerated for up to a week.

If you are refrigerating a whole avocado, it is best to keep it whole and not sliced in order to avoid browning that occurs when the flesh is exposed to air.

Tuna Guacamole

My Bumble Bee tuna guacamole is one of the healthiest and best dips ever and it’s so easy to make. Just combine a few ingredients and you’re done.  

I serve my tuna guacamole with baked tortilla chips as a snack, but you could also stuff the tuna guacamole into a lettuce-lined pita pocket or roll up in a flatbread for a healthy, tasty lunch.

Tuna Guacamole

Tuna Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 1 can (5 oz.) Bumble Bee Tuna in water, drained
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Zest from one lime
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon red onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Scoop out avocado and leave the outer skin (peel) in tact.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.
  3. Serve in the avocado shells with baked tortilla chips.

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When we choose healthier options for lunch and snacks, it won’t be long before we say goodbye to those few lbs. that crept up on us during the holidays and hello to the swimsuit season.

What’s your favorite Bumble Bee tuna recipe?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

27 comments

Catherine January 21, 2015 - 3:33 pm

Looks delicious, healthy and satisfying.

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Alli January 21, 2015 - 4:21 pm

Thanks, Catherine!

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Clearissa January 21, 2015 - 4:02 pm

I am definitely going to try this recipe this weekend. I just introduced avocado to our diet last week. So this is very timely.

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Alli January 21, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Let me know if you like it.

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication January 21, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Well, I don’t typically like guacamole, but this looks so good that I might just try it!

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Alli January 21, 2015 - 4:22 pm

You really need to try it. We will make a guacamole lover out of you!

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Nicole Keener January 21, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Wow I have never thought about putting Tuna into Guacamole! This definitely puts some protein in it, awesome for lunch

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Sarah Sofia Knepp January 21, 2015 - 5:39 pm

Ditto, I love both tuna and Gauc and what a great combo! Plus both have healthy fats! Can’t wait to make a batch! Thanks for sharing this delicious and healthy recipe!

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Alli January 22, 2015 - 10:31 am

Yes, they do have healthy fats and are so good together.

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Erica @ The Crumby Cupcake January 21, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Oh man, what a fantastic way to make avocado taste better! Haha, I LIKE avocado, but I LOVE tuna, and I can tell that this is delish! Cant wait to try it.

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Alli January 22, 2015 - 10:31 am

It is good, Erica! But then again, I can slice an avocado, pitch the pit, add a little pepper and eat it with a spoon right out of the shell. 🙂

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Mary January 21, 2015 - 8:53 pm

Oh yum!, that is so easy and right up my alley. Thanks for sharing. I can do that.

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Alli January 22, 2015 - 10:29 am

I love that I can whip it up in just a few minutes. I made it again for my husband’s lunch yesterday.

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Shirley Wood January 22, 2015 - 7:31 am

Sounds like a really good recipe, Alli. Pinned it. I bought Avocado at the grocery store yesterday to make some guacamole this weekend, I may have to try your recipe now. My favorite way to eat tuna (don’t laugh) is at Subway in their tuna salad sandwich. Mmm, so good!

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Alli January 22, 2015 - 10:28 am

My youngest daughter’s bf always gets the tuna sandwich at Subway and my daughter said it was SO GOOD! Hey, I love a good Subway sandwich. I always get the veggie sub with guacamole and baked chips. I figure the chips and veggies cancels out the calories in that delicious spread. 🙂

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Kita January 22, 2015 - 8:50 am

I am a starkist fan lol but I may cheat and use bumble bee if it’s on sale. I am not a fan of Avocado but I will eat it and this is an interesting take on it too. I love a new dish and I am always willing to try it.

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Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club January 22, 2015 - 9:12 am

This looks very good and tasty.

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Alli January 22, 2015 - 10:21 am

Thanks. I like that this is a quick and easy recipe.

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Roxanne January 23, 2015 - 10:44 am

Quick, easy and healthy, this recipe is perfect! Thanks for sharing at Pin-Worthy Wednesday!

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Aleshea Dominique January 23, 2015 - 2:32 pm

Oh my goodness this beauty is making me hungrier than I already am.

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Alli January 23, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Hope you try it soon!

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Marsha January 23, 2015 - 5:08 pm

I saw your link-up at the Home Matters Linky Party. I’ve got this pinned for our Super Bowl snacks. Besides – its’ within the diet the doctor gave me. Hee! Hee! Thank you so much!

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Alli January 23, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Thanks bunches for the pin. Hope you enjoy!!

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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai January 24, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Love tuna, and love, Love, LOVE avocado! This dip sounds delicious and is on my definitely must try list! Thanks for sharing your recipe with the #HomeMattersParty 🙂

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

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Julie @ Running in a Skirt January 28, 2015 - 11:45 am

This is so simple but looks so good and healthy! I actually have all the stuff in my fridge/pantry. Sounds like lunch to me!

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GiGi Eats January 28, 2015 - 11:31 pm

WHY have I never done this before? WHY?!

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