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Tuna Stuffed Avocado

Aguacate Relleno de Atún

Stuffed avocados are an extremely popular appetizer in Colombia and elsewhere in South America. There are plenty of options for variation with this recipe, so feel free to mix-and-match as you see fit. Try with chicken, sautéd vegetables, salsa, cheese, or whatever you like! Enjoy.


  • 2 cans albacore tuna
  • 1/4 cup finely grated white onion
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup prepared, rinsed black beans
  • 1/4 cup cooked and minced carrots
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 6 ripe but firm large avocados
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Salt and white pepper to taste


Ok, this is complicated so make sure you follow the instructions precisely. Set aside the avocados and half of the lime juice, then combine all of the remaining ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl and stir. Hmmm, I guess that wasn’t so hard at all! I love easy recipes.

Cut the avocados lengthwise, remove the pit, and drizzle them with lime juice to prevent turning color. Fill the avocados with your prepared mixture and enjoy.

Multicolored river in Colombia, The remarkable Cano Cristales

Caño Cristales

Caño Cristales is a world-famous river in Colombia known as the “river of five colors.” Considered by many folks to be “the most beautiful river in the world,” throughout the year it appears in a rainbow of extraordinary colors. Visitors can view stages or red, green, yellow, blue and even BLACK hues that can only be seen here.

An interesting water plant called macarenia clavigera is the reason for this beautiful display of color.