Healthy Keto Tuna Avocado Balls. Pure perfection. They are (and this statement comes from a picky eater)incredibly delicious, relatively easy to make and low in carbs and super high in protein.
It can be a challenge to get “perfect” balls but you’ll be fine!
What I love about this recipe:
- While providing a solid amount of high-quality protein and fat, the tuna avocado balls are super low in carbs.
- They’re healthy keto snack and perfect for meal prep throughout the day!
- Tuna is actually really healthy! It contains a good amount of micronutrients, antioxidants and benefial Omega-3 Fatty Acidsother needed for optimal functioning of your body.
- Because it does contain mercury that may accumulate in your body so be careful though and don’t overdo the tuna consumption (Keep in mind: aka every day for every meal, this only happens when you eat ridiculous amounts of it – and in small amounts, it doesn’t affect your body negatively.)
- Avocados are incredibly rich in fiber and healthy fats because they provide even more potassium than bananas ! My tip: Don’t go easy on avocados!
KETO TUNA AVOCADO BALLS INGREDIENTS:
(At the end of this post, you can find the exact amounts needed in the recipe card.)
- tuna (in water): Instead of tuna in sunflower oil, I recommend to buy tuna in water because you will be adding quite a bit of fat to this recipe.
- You can also use tuna in sunflower oil if you don’t mind the extra fat.
- (aka parmesan/grana padano)grated italian hard cheese: Use grana padano instead of parmesan if you’re looking for a more frugal choice, (Instead of parmesan, I almost always use grated grana padano because honestly: they taste quite similar but grana padano is a lot cheaper.)
- ripe avocado
- seasonings: salt, pepper and garlic cloves
- almond flour
- cooking oil
YIELDS 16 Servings
Default (16 Servings)
PREP TIME 10 mins
COOK TIME 20 mins
TOTAL TIME 30 mins
- (approx. 300g)10 oz tuna (in water)
- 1 avocado
- (like grana padano/parmesan)½ cup (50g) grated italian hard cheese
- ½ cup (120ml) mayonnaise
- 2 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1 xanthan gum, guar gum
- salt, pepper (to taste)
- almond flour
- heat-resistant cooking oil
- Mash the avocado in a large bowl.
- Except for the almond flour, add the remaining ingredients.
- Mix thoroughly.
- To form small balls, use your hands.
- In almond flour, roll the balls and fry the balls on medium, from all sides to high heat.
- Every two minutes or so, flip the balls – after approx. 7-8 minutes from all sides, the balls should be cooked.
- With a nutritious salad /oven-baked vegetables, serve the balls warm or cold.
Serving Size 1 ball
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.2g21%
Total Carbohydrate 2.0g1%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g6%
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