Full of creaminess and healthy fats, avocados are a wonderful addition to your healthy lifestyle and can be eaten often. They are so versatile and can be served with in many ways. I love them scooped right out of the skin, with a little salt & pepper, or diced and added with other foods such as salads, soups or nourish bowls. I also use them as a condiment for burgers and sandwiches, they make a great replacement for mayo. Today we’ll be serving them stuffed, and as you can imagine they taste amazing with a variety of fillings!
I hope to inspire you with a few versions of this delicious side (or light meal) for you to consider. There truly are many ways to stuff an avocado!
First off, we’ll start with a mixed medley of diced fruits and vegetables. It’s a cool and refreshing combination with a slight spicy kick. Secondly, I just updated this Greek Quinoa & Chickpea Salad and had some leftover. I thought it would be a perfect stuffing for avocados and have it pictured here as well. You may even try stuffing your avocados with this mock tuna ‘Chickpea of the Sea’ Salad or this classic Mashed Chickpea Salad.
Let these be a starting point for you. You can add/subtract whatever you wish. You can even double stuff them if you like. I Hope this inspires something wonderful within! :)
- 2 – 4 avocados, sliced in half and seed removed
- 1 lemon, juice of
- small handful grape tomatoes, diced
- 1/3 cucumber, diced
- 1/3 orange bell pepper, cored and diced
- 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
- 1/4 red onion or 1 small shallot, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced or 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 – 2 tablespoons hummus, tahini or vegan mayo
- mineral salt & fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Prepare the ingredients. Once you’ve sliced the avocados and removed the seeds, squeeze or rub a little lemon juice on the flesh to keep the browning at bay.
Place the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, jalapeno, onion, and garlic in a small/medium mixing bowl, add just enough of the hummus/tahini/vegan mayo to bind.
Fill avocados and top with salt, pepper and squeeze of lemon.
Try adding in some freshly chopped herbs to your mixture. You may consider a little dill, oregano, basil, cilantro, etc.
For versatility, try stuffing your avocados with this Greek Chickpea and Quinoa Salad as shown above. Alternately, you can also use this mock tuna ‘Chickpea of the Sea’ Salad or classic Mashed Chickpea Salad.
Nutrition information is for the use of 3 avocados.