Easy Tuna Avocado Appetizer

Easy Tuna Avocado Appetizer

Create a delicious, healthy appetizer in minutes with tuna, avocado and tomatoes
Prep Time 6 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 1 jar Tonnino Tuna Filets in Olive Oil
  • 1 whole avocado sliced
  • 1/2 container garlic marinated cherry tomatoes (I like the ones from Bristol Farms or Whole Foods)
  • 14 each La Panzanella Gluten Free Roasted Garlic Oat Thins
  • 1 drizzle Balsamic Glaze


  • Remove tuna from jar with olive oil and mix well. Use as much oil or as little as you like to taste or you can substitute mayo if you like.
  • Slice avocado and place on a dish
  • Scoop some tuna on the dish
  • Add tomatoes and crackers
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze and Enjoy! Its that simple

Sweet Potato Bites

I had a left over sweet potato and thought what can I do for lunch with this. Well I decided to make little appetizer bites. I had left over tuna, a good avocado and some yellow bell pepper and wallah quick and easy snack, appetizer or lunch. It’s that simple.

I sliced the already cooked sweet potato into thin slices. You can do this with an uncooked potato as well; this version makes for a quick appetizer if you have guests coming over or just want a quick pick me up snack in the afternoon. Drizzle a sheet pan with olive oil and place the sliced potatoes down, drizzle with a little more olive oil salt and pepper and broil , turning once until golden on both sides.

Once broiled top with tuna, avocado, bell pepper and cream cheese. Done. Bite sized yummy. I have three different versions for you to try. All easy to do to create a variety for you and your guests.


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Taro Root

whole taro rootI was out with my girlfriend a few weeks ago and we ordered ahi tuna poke and it came with Taro Chips.  They were delicious and nutritious so I went in search of this root to try to make some things on my own. Below is an explanation of its benefits. You can use in place of potatoes and they are whole30 compliant (within limits).

Taro root contains a very significant amount of dietary fiber and carbohydrates, as well as high levels of vitamin A, C, E, vitamin B6, and folate, as well as magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorous, potassium, manganese, and copper. The plant also provides some protein in your diet, but the amount is almost negligible.

I used my mandolin to make thin slices and lightly brushed extra virgin light olive oil on both sides and seasoned.  Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes turn over and bake another 10 minutes until they  get crispy. You can do several trays at a time and store for later.

Then I got creative and thought maybe I could make a mini open faced sandwich or a bite sized taco with them. OMG yummy! Use any kind of meat or fish or veggies to fill.

Taro root sandwich

  • one slice taro root
  • mustard
  • chicken, cubed
  • avocado slices
  • drizzle honey on the top
  • salt and pepper to taste

Taro Root Taco

  • Taro root chip
  • cubed chicken
  • cilantro
  • avocado
  • tapitio

Chip variations

  • Sprinkle garlic powder, salt, pepper and nutritional yeast on chips after brushing with olive oil
  • BBQ chips – brush on olive oil, sprinkle with chili powder, salt pepper and coconut palm sugar

Great snack alternatives or for lunch or dinner.  Enjoy!

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