Avocados always seem to take on the supporting role: avo toast, guacamole with chips, salmon with avocado sushi roll… You get the point. It doesn’t matter how you eat it (or with what) because this fruit is scientifically proven to be high in potassium, vitamins C and E, and fiber, and therefore it's pretty good for you. By consuming half of an avocado (the recommended healthy portion), you receive more than 15% of your recommended fiber intake for the day.
Recently, a popular new dish has made the fruit the star: the stuffed avocado. From delectable charred broccoli and tofu to tangy shrimp-and-scallop ceviche, each stuffed avocado recipe's filling is completely unique. Read on for some easy, delicious stuffed avocado recipes you need to add to your roster right now.
CHARRED BROCCOLI–AND-TOFU-STUFFED AVOCADOS WITH SWEET LEMON CURRY SAUCE
The Hero Ingredient: Barely ripe apricots add punchy flavor to this avocado meal.
The Recipe: Marinated tofu and broccoli florets plus apricots, all packed inside a charred avocado. To get a proper char, enlist the help of a grill or a Lodge Seasoned Steel Grill Pan ($70).
The Clincher: Drizzle the sweet curry lemon sauce over the top for maximum deliciousness. Maple syrup balances out the acidity of the lemon juice.
Shrimp-and-Scallop Ceviche–Stuffed Avocados
The Hero Ingredient: Jalapeños give this Spanish take on the dish a just-subtle-enough kick. Since the seafood soaks in the shallots, lime juice, and jalapeños for an hour, the pepper flavor becomes more prominent.
The Recipe: Creamy sea scallops balance out the meatiness of shrimp in this ceviche-style avocado garnished with cilantro and pomegranate seeds.
The Clincher: This is the perfect no-cook meal for when company comes. How’s that for not having to fuss in the kitchen all night?
Mediterranean Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Chickpeas and Tahini
The Hero Ingredient: Chickpeas develop a smoky flavor when grilled at a high heat and coated in grape-seed oil spray. Trust us, you’ve never tasted anything quite like this before.
The Recipe: Grilled avocados stuffed wth chickpeas are offset by a refreshing raw salsa of cherry tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and lemon juice.
The Clincher: Props to this stuffed avocado recipe for being both vegan and gluten-free!
Taco-Stuffed Avocados With Chipotle Cream
The Hero Ingredient: Chipotle-flavored sour cream made with chipotle peppers and adobo sauce keeps the avocados in this stuffed avocado recipe from getting dry, especially when reheating leftovers.
The Recipe: The traditional taco with beef, chopped tomatoes, onions, cheddar, and Cotija cheese gets a new shell. The avocado is good uncooked or toasted in the oven for a few minutes.
The Clincher: This ultimate 10-minute recipe means there are no more excuses for not cooking dinner. You can even cook the beef the night before for easier prep.
What is your favorite avocado recipe? Tell us in the comments below.