Recipes from Guinea Bissau: Abacate com Tuna (Avocados with Tuna)

Recipes from Guinea Bissau

Abacate com Tuna (Avocados with Tuna)

Country: Guinea Bissau
Course: Appetizer
Makes: 4 servings


  • 2 large, ripe avocados
  • 12 oz canned tuna, drained
  • 2 cups freshly grated coconut
  • 3⁄4 cup evaporated milk
  • 3 tbsp fresh tomato, skinned finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp pepper
  • 2 lemons, quartered


  1. Cut avocados in half lengthwise and dig out the pit. Remove the meat and cut into small cubes. Reserve the avocado shells and transfer the cubed meat to a bowl.
  2. Mix the tuna, 1 1/2 cups of the coconut, the evaporated milk and the tomatoes with the avocado. Season and mix gently. Chill for about 30 minutes.
  3. Stuff the reserved avocado shells with the filling and sprinkle with the remaining coconut. Serve with the lemon quarters on the side.