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Tuna Salad Stuffed Mini Pepper Boats

Set sail with these super fun tuna salad stuffed mini pepper boats! Avocado replaces mayonnaise in traditional tuna salad for this tasty recipe.

These little pepper boats are complete with clementine sail for a fun lunchbox kids will be excited to open. Use coffee stirrers or toothpicks to attach your clementine sails to your pepper boats.

Nutrition Tip: Albacore tuna is a better source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than other tuna species.

Using avocado in place of mayo in this recipe adds a great source of heart-healthy fats and keeps the tuna salad creamy and delicious. If prepping ahead of time, make sure to add a little extra lime juice to keep the avocado from browning and store in an airtight container.

This meal is a also great source of Vitamin C! Did you know that a 3 oz. serving of Pero Family Farms® Mini Sweet pPeppers contain your entire daily value of Vitamin C? That’s sweet!

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Tuna Salad Stuffed Mini Pepper Boats

Tuna Salad Stuffed Mini Pepper Boats

Set sail with these super fun tuna salad stuffed mini pepper boats! Avocado replaces mayonnaise in traditional tuna salad for this tasty recipe.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 (5 oz.) can solid white albacore tuna, packed in water
  • 1/2 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 Pero Family Farms® Mini Sweet Peppers
  • 1 Bee Sweet Citrus mandarin, peeled, segmented
  • 6 coffee stirrers, chopped in half

Instructions

  1. Mash avocado in small bowl. Add tuna, celery, onion and lemon juice. Mix well.
  2. Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Stuff with tuna.
  3. Place clementine segments on top of coffee stirrers and add to peppers creating a sail.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g

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Amanda Keefer

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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