Salmon-Stuffed Avocados

Published: January 17, 2020
Updated: March 15, 2021

Salmon-Stuffed Avocados

There’s a lot to love about avocados…

Besides their delicate flavor and creamy texture, they provide heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, fiber, and bone-friendly nutrients including protein, calcium, and magnesium.

Another great thing about avocados is they’re so versatile. You can scoop them into salads, blend them into smoothies, spread them onto toast…. I’m always looking for new ways to add them to a meal. And I feel like I really hit the jackpot with this recipe for salmon-stuffed avocados! 

The flavors of salmon and avocado complement each other beautifully. And salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids (which help protect your bones against inflammation) in addition to protein, calcium, and many other nutrients.

These salmon-stuffed avocados are ready in just minutes, with no cooking or complicated prep required. And depending on the portion size, you can enjoy them as either an appetizer or a main course. (I love having two avocado halves for lunch. It fills you up just enough!) 

Plus, it’s a really gorgeous-looking meal… as you’ll see from this video we made to walk you through it.

Salmon-Stuffed Avocados

Salmon-Stuffed Avocados

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 287 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 10 oz canned salmon, drained*
  • 2 avocados
  • chives, chopped (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, combine the salmon, yogurt, celery, parsley, lime juice, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Cut each avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pits. Scoop out 1 tbsp of the flesh from each avocado half and place it in a separate bowl. Mash the flesh with a fork, then stir it into the salmon mixture.
  • Fill each avocado half with about ¼ cup of the salmon mixture, so that it creates a small mound. Garnish with chives, if you like.

Notes

If you’re making a meal just for yourself and you don’t want leftovers (because no one enjoys brown avocado!), simply use half the ingredients. 
*Many people don’t enjoy eating the bones in canned salmon. If you’re one of them, just discard the bones before mixing the salmon with the rest of the ingredients. (You can also find brands with the bones already removed.) Keep in mind, though, that the bones are an excellent source of calcium

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 21gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 406mgPotassium: 767mgFiber: 7gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 426IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 253mgIron: 1mg
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Salmon-Stuffed Avocados Takeaways

Both avocado and salmon are delicious and loaded with bone-friendly nutrients. And when you bring them together… well, you might wonder where this recipe has been all your life! (My husband and I have been making it every week since we discovered it.)

It’s also a snap to customize the recipe to your taste. Add a dash or two of your favorite herbs, some hot sauce if you enjoy a bit of heat, or maybe a sprinkling of cheese for an extra calcium boost. I’d love to hear how you like to make it in the comments section below. 🙂

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  1. Rita

    January 20, 2020 , 5:36 pm

    I am very gluten, dairy, and soy intolerant. Are there any substitutes, especially for the dairy, in your recipes?

  2. Blaire AlgaeCal

    January 23, 2020 , 10:21 am

    Hi Rita,

    Thanks for reaching out! Absolutely – feel free to swap out the yogurt used in the recipe for a dairy-free yogurt instead ? The rest of the ingredients used in the recipe are gluten, dairy, and soy-free!

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  3. Vicki Stump

    February 3, 2020 , 12:47 pm

    I absolutely love recipes just like this. Salmon & avos are my favorite foods. Thanks so much!

  4. Megan AlgaeCal

    February 3, 2020 , 3:24 pm

    So happy to hear this, Vicki! ?

    Hope you enjoy all of our bone-healthy recipes – let us know what you think after making them!

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  5. Marilyn

    February 21, 2020 , 9:15 pm

    5 stars
    This was delicious. I made ½ recipe with canned smoked salmon sent to us from Alaska friends. We used a large avocado from our tree in Hawaii. This was supper for me and my husband! 🙂

  6. Blaire AlgaeCal

    February 24, 2020 , 12:50 pm

    We’re so glad you liked it, Marilyn! Sounds like you used super fresh ingredients too – we’re especially jealous of your avocado tree! 🙂

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  7. Janice Wright

    April 9, 2020 , 2:22 pm

    Thanks! Always looking for a way to use canned salmon!

  8. Megan AlgaeCal

    April 9, 2020 , 2:59 pm

    Our pleasure, Janice!

    Hope you enjoy the recipe… let us know how it turns out! 🙂

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  9. Pat

    March 16, 2021 , 11:51 am

    Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it. Bet it would be great with tuna and sardines as well.

  10. Megan AlgaeCal

    March 17, 2021 , 9:37 am

    Absolutely, Pat!

    Feel free to play around with the recipe 😀

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  11. Julie Bishop

    March 16, 2021 , 4:55 pm

    Try with smoked salmon … delicious 🙂

  12. Megan AlgaeCal

    March 17, 2021 , 9:40 am

    YUM! Sounds absolutely delicious, Julie!

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  13. Donna Eales

    March 17, 2021 , 4:25 am

    Love your recipes! Is there any chance you could add a Pinterest button to each? That’s how I a d many people store recipes. Thanks

  14. Megan AlgaeCal

    March 17, 2021 , 9:42 am

    Happy to hear you’re enjoying our recipes, Donna!

    Thanks for the wonderful suggestion – we’ll pass this along for our team to look into ❤️

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  15. Susie

    April 1, 2021 , 7:04 pm

    Love this recipe- instead of the mayo- I used 2TBS of Tahini then added some ground flaxseeds as well

  16. Blaire AlgaeCal

    April 2, 2021 , 6:37 am

    That sounds delicious, Susie! ?

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  17. Sylvia

    April 3, 2021 , 10:56 am

    Looks like a great recipe! Salmon and Avocados are a stellar combo.
    I quite often serve Avocado Wedges marinated in a bit of olive oil, lime zest, S & P alongside Smoked Salmon as Appetizers.

  18. Megan AlgaeCal

    April 5, 2021 , 1:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, that sounds amazing Sylvia!!

    Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe 😀

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

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