Avocados are actually considered a fruit, and while most fruits are mainly carbohydrates, avocados are high in fats. Luckily they are mostly the good fats. The majority of fat in avocados is oleic acid, which is the same fatty acid that’s in olive oil. This beneficial fatty acid is good for your heart, skin and hair, to name a few. Avocados are also high in antioxidants and fiber. Large hass avocados are in the market right now. (The bumpy dark skinned ones) They’re creamy and delicious and because of their large size, they are perfect to stuff for an easy and nutritious lunch or light dinner.
- What you will need: (2 servings)1 large avocado1/3 cup cooked quinoa1/3 cup drained tuna2 green onions (chopped)2 or 3 small tomatoes (chopped)chopped cilantro1 or 2 cloves garlic (pressed)lemon juiceolive oilvinegarsalt and pepperfeta cheese
Cook quinoa and set aside to cool. Cut avocado in half and remove the pit. Drain the tuna. Chop the green onions, tomatoes, and cilantro. Place all ingredients in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and a splash of vinegar. Squeeze on some lemon juice. Season with salt and cracked pepper. You can also add some chili powder or cumin. Taste to adjust seasonings. If there is a lot of flesh in your avocado you can scoop some out and add it to the filling mixture.
- Fill your avocados and sprinkle with feta cheese. Serve with lemon or lime wedges and feta cheese crumbles.There are so many combinations you can make when stuffing an avocado. You can use cubed chicken, shrimp or crab meat instead of tuna, or try adding chopped garbanzo beans for a vegetarian dish.Note: I use 1/2 cup of dry quinoa which makes more than the recipe calls for, and one small can of tuna. If you have extra quinoa and tuna, chop more onion and tomatoes. Extra filling is always good!As always ….Hope you enjoy!