Just wanted to let you know that this healthy, south of the border dinner is sponsored by my friends over at Safe Catch!
These quick and easy, lower carb Mexican tuna stuffed zucchini boats are a healthy, paleo and whole30 friendly weeknight meal that are packed with protein!
So, here’s the deal:
This week (and last) we’re gonna be going AROUND the world and back in flavor town.
Last Wednesday we went to Greece with the Greek potato bites with hummus, this Mexican stuffed zucchini with avocado salsa is (obvi) putting us in Mexico today, Wednesday we’re gonna be in Morocco and Friday?
BACK TO MEXICO.
Always default to Mexican. I mean, spicy-tangy bursts of HEAT paired with creamy guacamole?
Always gon’ steal my ❤.
I feel like you’re VRY VRY okay with some taste buds vacation, but I just wanted to WARN YOU. Be PREPARED to taste all the deliciously, addictive flavors that the world has to offer in just ONE WEEK(ish.)
Let’s camp in Mexico first though because, uhhh, MEXICAN FOOD.
Of course, I have a story for you.
To be real with you, Mr. FFF has always told me he “doesn’t like tuna,” unless it’s fresh like in a citrus tuna ceviche bowl or on a spicy tuna bites. I think his momma made tuna noodle casserole a few times to often in his young-person life.
So, I made these tuna boats for dinner, put one in front of him and DID NOT TELL HIM WHAT IT WAS.
By now, he is used to this, and no longer asks 42 billion question before eating. I trained him.
But, don’t tell him I said that. SECRETS.
I watched as each burst of chili and tangy PUNCH of lime hit his taste buds, and a creamy dose of avocado cooled it allll down to the perfect level of heat.Dinner called, and it wants to be these #Whole30 Mexican Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats! @SafeCatchClick To Tweet
I then watched as he INHALED each protein PACKED zucchini and, finally, asked me what he just ate because it was DELICIOUS.
CANNED TUNA BABY.
The reason that he is now stealing all my canned tuna is because it’s made by Safe Catch! Safe Catch makes the lowest mercury tuna of ANY brand, which makes it great for paleo and whole30 diets, athletes, kids AND pregnant women. <– They test EACH fish for its mercury content and don’t buy it if it doesn’t meet their purity standards.
I also love how they only buy from captains whose fish come from sustainable tuna stocks. It really is a SAFE CATCH.
And why Mr. FFF is now a tuna-lover? Safe Catch does not pre-cook their tuna, or add any additives and fillers for flavor, like most other companies. It’s just straight up PURE TUNA.
SO good. So tasty. So healthy.
The combo of a little spicy-salsa and Safe Catch’s new chili lime flavor (which is also paleo and whole30 friendly and lightly sweetened with coconut sugar!) is bringing the HEAT and flavor to the inside of tender-crisp baked zucchini.
And then there’s avocado salsa whiiiich I’m pretty sure should just be put on every food that we eat in life FOREVER.
I once heard this saying, “you can’t make everyone happy. You’re not an avocado.”
TRUE LIFE FACTS.
Tuna zucchini boats are going to be your newest BFF for a few reasons:
- They’re HIGH protein (almost 40g!) Big muscles SAY WHAAAA
- Real food, simple, wholesome ingredients that taste, liiike, SO good.
- RIDICULOUSLY easy. <–You CAN’T mess these up. Promise
- Mexican flavors. Don’t even need to explain that one.
Sorry my favorite Mother-in-Law. Tuna casserole is OUT.
Spicy, creamy and ZESTY tuna zucchini boats are most definitely IN.
Mexican Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- 2 tsp Avocado oil (extra virgin olive oil works too)
- 1/2 Large red Bell pepper, diced
- 2 Cans Safe Catch Chili Lime Wild Tuna
- 1/2 Cup Salsa, of choice
- 2 Large zucchinis
- Salt and pepper
- Pinch of cumin
For the avocado salsa:
- 1 Small Avocado, cubed
- 1/4 Cup Cilantro, roughly chopped
- 3 Tbsp Red onion, minced
- 2 tsp Fresh lime juice
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and rub a baking sheet with avocado oil.
Heat the avocado oil up in a medium frying pan over medium/high heat. Cook the diced pepper and cook until tender. Remove from heat and add the tuna (don't drain it!) and salsa to the pan and stir until well combined.
Trim the ends of the zucchini and then slice in half length-wise and scrape out the insides, leaving 1/2 inch shells. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt, pepper and cumin.
Divide the tuna filling between all the shells, really packing it in firmly and piling it up high so it all fits in.
Bake until the zucchini is just fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.
While the zucchini bakes, combine all the salsa ingredients in a bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve the salsa over the boats and DEVOUR.
*These are very filling! You could probably get 2 boats to serve 3 people if you weren't super hungry. Note this would change nutritional information.
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WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMARTPOINTS: 10 POINTS+: 11 OLD POINTS: 9
(For 1 boat, or 2 stuffed zucchini halves)
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