Among the 2,892 reasons we love stuffed avocados is No. 987: You can use the empty hole where the pit used to be as a bowl for more incredible food. Or — perhaps even better! — you can scoop out the avocado flesh, chop it up, mix it with other yummy ingredients and stuff the avocado skins with the whole shebang!
From BLT stuffed avocados to baked avocado salsa, we present to you 17 recipes that will change the way you eat the best fruit in the world.
BLT’s were always missing something: an A. Instead of using bread as the foundation for a BLT sandwich, this recipe from Farmgirl Gourmet uses avocado halves, stuffing them with a mix of cubed rustic bread, tomato, spinach, bacon and mayo.
Hellooooo, Meatless Monday! This stuffed avocado from Spa Bettie has a kick, thanks to some buffalo sauce that’s combined with chickpeas, Portobello mushrooms, shallots and — drum roll, please — goat cheese. It actually uses vegan goat cheese, but obviously you can use whatever goat cheese you darn well choose.
In case you love avocado slices with your fried eggs like we do, prepare yourself! We’re about to blow your mind: Avocado slices are for avocado amateurs. Real avocado eaters put the egg INSIDE the avocado and sprinkle some cayenne, salt and cilantro chutney on top. Boom.
How does dinner in 20 minutes sound to you? That’s what we thought. These avocados are stuffed with a mixture of lentils and a homemade tomato sauce — and they only take two minutes of prep and 18 minutes of cooking.
Oh how we love avocado and seafood together! (Sidenote: Next time you make gazpacho, top it with some crabmeat and avocado chunks — OM.) This recipe for shrimp and scallop ceviche-stuffed avocados from Foodie Crush includes a creative twist (besides the fact that it’s ceviche INSIDE an avocado): pomegranate. Not only does it add some beautiful color, but that tart crunch also perfectly complements the mild, creamy shellfish.
Salsa shouldn’t be served in a bowl, silly! You bake it — with breadcrumbs, garlic, Parmesan, basil, lemon juice, salt and pepper — in an avocado.