Monday, 23 June 2014

Chilean Palta Reina - Avocado Stuffed with Tuna

I once new a Chilean family, which lived in our town when I was young, but first of all, that was already some time ago and I don't know what became of that family and knowingly I haven't tried that much food from Chile.
So, I did some research to look for an easy recipe, quickly to throw together for lunch and here we go with Palta Reina - stuffed avocados. I fancied a version with tuna today ...

That seems to be a healthy and colourful meal, perfectly for lunch. Make sure you use ripe avocados but not too soft ones and things can turn out fine. So let me tell you what I used and how I did it ...

What I used:
One avocado
Juice of half a lemon
1 piece of romaine lettuce
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 red chilli, chopped
4 small tomatoes, quartered
1 can of tuna

What I did:
I placed the washed salad leaves on a large plate. Then, I cut the avocado in half, pitted it and removed the skin. The avocado halves, obviously, where placed on top of the lettuce.
Afterwards, I added the quartered tomatoes to the plate and drizzled the lemon juice over the whole plate. A bit of salt and pepper over it and we are almost there.
Right, I mixed the tuna with the onion and the chilli, seasoned it with a bit of salt and stuffed the avocados with that.
Now, that wash't any big deal, was it? Fine, the avocado could have been slightly riper, but ... next time.

I hope you enjoyed that brief food trip to Chile. Whatever, you could also have some wine from Chile. I have a bottle here at my place. I will test it for myself whether that one is any good. It's a red wine from Carmenère grapes. I don't know, though, if that will be good for watching football, some peanuts and a glass of Carmenère red wine?
Today Chile is playing the Netherlands in the World Cup, but they can already be sure to move on into the knock-out phase of the last sixteen. That would leave us at least one more opportunity to post a Chilean recipe for Bloggers Around the World on either June 28th or 29th. Anyway, we are satisfied with Palta Reina for now ...


  1. Love this, lots of simple ingredients which are delicious combined:-)

    1. Thank you. Yes, it's quick, healthy and delicious.

  2. It looks yummy - something that could easily be thrown together for a quick meal but still taste really good and be healthy.


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