If you like to follow food trends as much as I do, you probably know avocados have really been having “a moment” for the past several years. More people are enjoying them than ever before. In 2018, the U.S. consumed over two billion pounds of them!
Besides their delicate flavor and creamy texture, there’s a lot to love about avocados. They give you heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, fiber, and bone-friendly nutrients including protein, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin E.
Another great thing about avocados is they’re so versatile. You can scoop them into salads, blend them into smoothies, spread them onto toast…. I’m always looking for new ways to add them to a meal. And I feel like I really hit the jackpot with this recipe for salmon-stuffed avocados!
The flavors of salmon and avocado complement each other beautifully. And salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids (which help protect your bones against inflammation) in addition to protein, calcium, and many other nutrients.
These salmon-stuffed avocados are ready in just minutes, with no cooking or complicated prep required. And depending on the portion size, you can enjoy them as either an appetizer or a main course. (I love having two avocado halves for lunch. It fills you up just enough!)
Plus, it’s a really gorgeous-looking meal… as you’ll see from this video we made to walk you through it.
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
- In a bowl, combine the salmon, yogurt, celery, parsley, lime juice, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Cut each avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pits. Scoop out 1 tbsp of the flesh from each avocado half and place it in a separate bowl. Mash the flesh with a fork, then stir it into the salmon mixture.
- Fill each avocado half with about ¼ cup of the salmon mixture, so that it creates a small mound. Garnish with chives, if you like.
If you’re making a meal just for yourself and you don’t want leftovers (because no one enjoys brown avocado!), simply use half the ingredients.
*Many people don’t enjoy eating the bones in canned salmon. If you’re one of them, just discard the bones before mixing the salmon with the rest of the ingredients. (You can also find brands with the bones already removed.) Keep in mind, though, that the bones are an excellent source of calcium.
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup celery, diced
- 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 10 oz canned salmon, drained*
- 2 avocados
- chives, chopped (optional)
Salmon-Stuffed Avocados Takeaways
Both avocado and salmon are delicious and loaded with bone-friendly nutrients. And when you bring them together… well, you might wonder where this recipe has been all your life! (My husband and I have been making it every week since we discovered it.)
It’s also a snap to customize the recipe to your taste. Add a dash or two of your favorite herbs, some hot sauce if you enjoy a bit of heat, or maybe a sprinkling of cheese for an extra calcium boost. I’d love to hear how you like to make it in the comments section below. 🙂