Bacon & Spicy Tuna Avocado Boats

Since the name of this blog hails bacon as the world's greatest gift, I thought it was time to go ahead and post a recipe that features this oh-so special obsession of mine.

I don't have much of a preface to this recipe...other than it's awesome. If you're not a spicy tuna person, you can substitute the horseradish for mayonnaise. Feel free to adapt as you see fit!

When in doubt...add more bacon (I'm hoping this becomes your new personal mantra).

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Ingredients

  • 1 avocado, halved and pitted
  • 1 5oz. can of tuna
  • 1/2 rib of celery, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. horseradish (store-bought horseradish is often full of additives and non-paleo ingredients, so try and find the cleanest one you can. I find a clean, paleo-friendly horseradish at Whole Foods. If you're not on the paleo train and are simply making this dish because it rocks - then ignore this sidebar).
  • 2-3 strips of bacon
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar, unpasteurized and full fat

Method

  1. Scrape about half of the avocado meat out of each "boat."
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the tuna, avocado, celery, onion, garlic and horseradish. Mix well.
  3. Prepare your bacon as you like it and then cut it up into small pieces. Add bacon to the tuna mix, leaving a few pieces to sprinkle on top at the end.
  4. Once everything is mixed, fill the half-empty avocado boats with the mixture. Pile it on there! If using cheese, grate the cheese on top of the boats before putting in the oven.
  5. Broil on the middle oven rack for 10 minutes. 
  6. When done, grate a little extra cheese and top off with remaining bacon pieces. Enjoy!

Servings: 1 for a meal, 2 for a snack/side/appetizer.