10 Insanely Stuffed and Healthy Avocado Recipes You May Not Be Aware Of
Avocado is a pear-shaped green fruit with bumpy skin. It’s an incredibly healthy fruit, loaded with nutrients including 20 different vitamins and minerals. It is high in healthy fats and thus it doesn’t contain any cholesterol or sodium. It is also rich in fibre (7% in weight) which is known to reduce blood sugar spikes, aid in weight loss and lower the risk of many diseases. People who consume avocado often tend to be healthier than those who eat it rarely. By healthier, I mean they take in a higher percentage of nutrients and are half as likely to have metabolic syndrome, a known risk factor for diabetes and heart diseases. Avocados also contain antioxidants such as lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are important for eye health. They reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
The best thing about avocados is that they can be eaten in any way – from plain to baked – and used in all sorts of amazing recipes. Below are ten insanely stuffed and healthy avocado recipes:
1. Avocado stuffed with quinoa with tomatoes and cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. This recipe ensures nothing goes to waste, and everything is utilized well. You will need and two avocados, a diced tomato, two cups of cooked quinoa, a cup of feta cheese that is crumbled and salt and pepper. Slice the avocados in two halves and gently make criss-crosses in the flesh. Ensure not to cut the outer skin. Scoop the avocado pieces into a bowl, leaving the outer flesh like a bowl. Pour in the cooked quinoa and tomatoes into the pieces and mix evenly. Don’t mix vigorously unless you want it creamier. Fill the avocado shells with the mixture and add the cheese on top. Cook in the oven for ten to twelve minutes until all the cheese has melted. Add some salt and pepper to taste, and then serve immediately.
2. Avocado stuffed with tomato salad
This meal is easy to make, and tastes amazing. Simple combine together two chopped tomatoes, 2/3 cup of crumbled feta cheese, two teaspoons of olive oil and parsley, a teaspoon each of red wine vinegar and oregano, 1/3 cup of chopped red onions and salt and pepper to taste. Then spoon the mixture into halved avocados that are pitted and peeled. Serve instantly.
3. Avocado with Bacon
The tantalizing taste will simply make you crave more. Into one half of the avocado, sprinkle some chopped bacon, balsamic vinegar and sea salt. It’s easy to make and calls for an excellent snack instead of junk food.
4. Avocado stuffed with boiled egg
Place two halves of an avocado into a baking pan. You may scoop some of the flesh out to create some more space. Crack an egg into each pit (allowing the white part to spill out). Add your favourite seasoning and salt to taste. Bake until the top is golden. Quite a treat for breakfast.
5. BLT stuffed avocados
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine sliced tomatoes, spinach leaves, cooked crumbled bacon, mayonnaise, cubed French bread, and some salt to taste. Cut an avocado into halves. Rub the outside of the halves with some fresh lemon juice. Place onto a non-stick baking sheet and stuff them with as much mixture as they can hold. Place in the oven and let cook until the filling has turned light golden brown.
6. Quinoa stuffed avocado
This healthy snack consists of avocado stuffed with quinoa salad. To make the salad, use quinoa, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, red onion and corn. Then stuff the pits of the avocado with the salad. Place in the oven to bake. It makes a great meal for vegetarians.
7. Strawberry salsa stuffed avocado
This cooling taste of strawberry salsa is great addition for summer time or hot weekends. To make the strawberry salsa, combine strawberries, green onions, lime juice, jalapenos and mint. Stuff half an avocado with the mixture.
8. Avocado salsa
Add some breadcrumbs, lemon juice, garlic, basil and Parmesan cheese to your salsa. Stuff the halves of avocado with this mixture. Then, sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste. Bake in the oven until cooked.
9. Smoky lentils stuffed avocado
Lentils are a great source of protein. When combining with the avocado nutrients, you will just be bursting with health. Mix lentils with some homemade tomato sauce. Stuff avocado halves with the mixture and bake for about eighteen minutes.
10. Grilled avocado with herbs
All you require is an avocado, some herbs, cherry tomatoes, lemon juice, pine nuts and salt and pepper to taste. Mix all other ingredients except the avocado. Then stuff the avocado with the mixture. The avocado should be grilled.
Ways of using avocados in snacks are just limitless. Try the above recipes and if you come up with your own, please comment in the box below with your recipe suggestions.
I hope you enjoy the health benefits of eating avocados!