Tuna salad. It’s simple, inexpensive and a pretty nutrient dense meal. It can also tire easily. Whenever I’m feeling over tuna salad, I’ll try do something a bit different – taking its essence and changing it ever so slightly, so that it becomes fresh again. These tuna salad sweet potato boats are simple but have enough of a twist that it takes a boring tuna salad and turns it into a fresh and delicious meal.


Tuna Salad Sweet Potato Boats


Tuna Salad Sweet Potato Boats

A twist on the classic tuna salad to make it fresh again. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, nut free and has no added sugar.
Course: Mains
Dietary: Gluten Free, No Added Sugar, Nut Free, Wheat Free
Servings: 2 servings


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes washed and scrubbed
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 can tuna in water
  • 40g rocket washed and dried
  • 1 avocado pitted and cubed
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 200C.
  • Slice your sweet potatoes in half, length ways.
  • Brush the sweet potato with olive oil and place on a baking tray flesh side down.
  • Cook for 20-30 minutes until they’re fully cooked and you can pierce them easily with a fork. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Make the tuna salad by combining the tuna, pepper, avo and rocket in a bowl. Add in lemon juice, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place sweet potatoes on a serving plate and divide the tuna salad between the halves.


Tuna Salad Sweet Potato Boats



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