Tuna Melts in Avocado Boats
Tuna Melts in Avocado Boats

Tuna Melts in Avocado Boats

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Tuna Melts in Avocado Boats
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If you love tuna melts, these Tuna Melts in Avocado Boats are the best lunch! They're quick and easy to make, and so delicious, featuring the best tuna salad ever!
Serves: 4-8
  • 4 avocados, halved and pitted (peeled is easiest to eat, but you can also keep the peel on)
  • Two 6-ounce cans Albacore tuna, drained
  • 1 teaspoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (Duke’s if you have it, Hellmann’s or Best Foods if you don’t), plus more for spreading
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons Wickle’s Pickles relish
  • 8 Ritz crackers, crushed, plus extra for topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Lemon juice (up to half a lemon's worth)
  • sharp cheddar cheese slices
  1. Cover a muffin tin with aluminum foil for easy clean up. In a medium bowl, break up the tuna. Add parsley, mayonnaise, mustard, a bit of the lemon juice, relish, onion powder, and crushed crackers. Stir to combine and then taste. Add pepper or more lemon juice as needed.
  2. Preheat the broiler. Situate the avocado halves on the wells of the prepared muffin tin (the wells just balance them to keep them level while you fill them). Fill them with a generous scoop of tuna salad and then top each one with more crushed crackers and half a slice of sharp cheddar. Broil until the cheese is melty and bubbly, and then serve.


3 Comments on Tuna Melts in Avocado Boats

  1. nimrodiel @ Confessions of a Literary Persuasion
    April 4, 2018 at 8:50 am (6 years ago)

    It’s frustrating when plants die on you. I had a great classroom last year where my plants flourished. I brought them home and half of them died.

    I have the fun of having to keep my plants away from inquisitive kitties, so they live on top of bookcases. Which meant getting grow lights to supplement the natural light.

  2. Joanna
    April 4, 2018 at 8:45 pm (6 years ago)

    So sorry about your plants, Julie! Thankful they supplied the parsley for these yummy looking Tuna Melts 🙂

  3. Jane S.
    April 5, 2018 at 12:15 am (6 years ago)

    The tuna melts look so yummy! Can’t wait to try them! And something that was suggested to me by a gardener friend… put rocks or pebbles in the bottom of your planters before you put in the planting soil. It gives the water a place to go, so the plant roots won’t sit in water and rot. You still have to watch the amount of water, but this may help! Good Luck!


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