Avocados are an incredible superfood. Packed with healthy monounsaturated fat known as oleic acid, which has been linked to a reduction in inflammation, avocados also contain 20 different vitamins and minerals. In fact, avocados contain more potassium than a banana, a mineral that is linked to reduced blood pressure, strokes and kidney failure.
Though avocados are made up of 77% fat, this healthy fat is essential to the absorption of some nutrients known as fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E and K along with carotenoids, so don’t avoid them! Instead, enjoy avocados in recipes such as the one below.
Avocados are stuffed with a delicious tuna salad mixture in this Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado recipe for a simple, low-carb lunch.
Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados
4 avocados, halved and pitted
3 (4.5 oz) cans tuna, drained
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup roasted red pepper, chopped
½ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper
Scoop out the insides of the avocados, leaving a little border so that skins can be used as cups. Put avocado flesh into a bowl and mash.
Add the remaining ingredients into the bowl with the avocado. Mix until well incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
When ready to serve, scoop tuna salad into avocado skins.