These Tuna Avocado Boats have been a go-to meal for us for years!  High in protein and healthy mono-saturated fat.  These are the perfect lunch option or summer quick dinner.  They are terrific for those times when you don’t have much in the fridge to choose from.  For many of our coaching clients that have previously been on too low-calorie restrictions for years and have been looking for ways to increase their calories, many times we recommend adding 1/2 – 1 avocado to their daily routine.  This meal allows them to do that with a good portion of protein as well.


  • 1 (5-ounce) can albacore tuna
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for drizzle  Or 1 tablespoon avocado mayonnaise
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice or 2 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon or yellow mustard (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh or dry dill or basil
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half


Mix tuna with olive oil or mayo, lemon juice, mustard, and salt and pepper. Add basil to taste. Serve on top of 1/2 avocado and surround with tomatoes. Drizzle a bit more olive oil on the tomatoes and top with more herbs.

Serves 1.

Per serving: approximately 318 calories, 10g carbohydrate, 16g protein, 27g fat