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.