These unbelievably delicious Pesto Tuna Avocado Bowls are an easy and healthy lunch low in carbs and high in healthy fats and omega 3s.
Not that long ago, I had a basil plant that needed to be used up and I made the best damn pesto I’ve ever enjoyed. You see, I didn’t have pine nuts or parmesan on hand which are the ingredients in traditional pesto, but I made due with what I had and used an aged gouda and macadamia nuts. Oh my God. I was content eating that stuff with a spoon! The recipe you’re seeing on this post was totally just going to be my lunch, but as I started making it and salivating accordingly, I realized it was going to be too delicious not to share.
I adore avocados. I grew up in California, so avocados are my thang. I also grew up eating tuna and avocado sandwiches. I don’t know if that’s a common thing everywhere or just in SoCal, but tuna and avocado are meant to be together much like peanut butter and jelly. One just doesn’t taste right without the other. I have not problem with sandwich, but every so often I like to pretend I’m watching the carbs, so I drop the bread or the pasta for a single meal.
Now, you can use your favorite go-to tuna. I really like the white albacore packed in oil at Trader Joe’s. But this particular tuna happened to be the fancy (expensive) stuff packed in a glass jar. I’m willing to pay big bucks for food, but this stuff is regularly like $7 per jar and that’s a little too rich for my taste. I did, however, come across it when it was like half off, so of course I indulged.
I topped this beautiful tuna avocado bowl with a big ol’ dollop of my fresh pesto and added just the right amount of capers because they are oh-so-tasty and add just the right amount of salty vinagar-y tang to this lunch for me to call it perfect. And, low and behold, this lunch is packed with omega 3s and healthy fats, especially when you remember that my particular pesto had macadamia nuts in it. YUM!
Pesto Tuna Avocado Bowls
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 6 ounces tuna drained (or high quality tuna in glass jar, if available)
- 2 tablespoons pesto store bought or homemade
- 1 teaspoon capers
- Split avocado in half and remove pit.
- Divide tuna between both avocados and place in well where pit was.
- Top each half with one tablespoon of pesto and then sprinkle each half with capers.
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