This quick and easy Keto stuffed avocado recipe makes a great snack or side. It’s a delicious way to add more healthy fats to your diet!
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Keto Stuffed Avocado
Avocados can be tricky little guys. I buy a bunch at once, planning to eat them throughout the week... and then, suddenly, they all decide to get ripe at the exact same time!
That's when I turn to this trusty Keto stuffed avocado recipe. The whole family goes crazy for them, so it's the perfect way to use up my I'm-ripe-today-but-will-be-gross-by-tomorrow batches.
Best of all, stuffed avocados are so simple to whip up. Just chop, fill, and serve!
Chopped cucumber, celery, tomato, and red onion mixed with mayonnaise, garlic powder, and salt makes the perfect crispy, crunchy, tangy filling. It pairs so well with the creamy avocado.
I also like serving these as appetizers when we have company for dinner. The presentation is really nice, and it's a great way to keep everyone happy while we wait for the main course.
Really, there's never a bad time to enjoy stuffed avocado.
Is Avocado Keto Friendly?
I might be a little biased... but I think Keto is the super-fruit of the Keto diet.
Yep, that's right, I said fruit. Avocado may seem like a vegetable, but the pit means that it's technically a savory fruit. Cool, right?
Avocados are great for Keto diets because they're low in sugar and carbs. In fact, a medium avocado will have around 12 grams of carbohydrates and 10 grams of fiber for 2 total net carbs.
On top of that, they pack in 21 grams of healthy fats and are a great source of important nutrients like potassium. They actually have double the potassium of a banana!
Long story short: avocados are an excellent part of any well-balanced diet, including a Ketogenic one. If you're looking for more ways to incorporate them in your menu, I recommend starting with these Keto stuffed avocados.
What Do You Put In Stuffed Avocados?
For this recipe, I wanted to keep my filling light and crisp. I didn't want to have to do any actual cooking — just chopping, mixing, and serving.
That's why I stuck with cucumber, celery, tomato, onion, and mayonnaise. It's quick to prep and really delivers on fresh flavor. It can also be made vegan-friendly depending on what mayo you use.
But when it comes to stuffed avocado, there's no shortage of great filling options! Hot or cold, plant-based or not, there are so many possibilities.
Looking for a heartier plate? Try using my chicken salad as your filling. This would be great for a quick and tasty lunch.
For a fun twist on taco night, use an avocado half instead of a taco shell. Add ground beef, cheese, sour cream, and any of your other favorite toppings before digging in!
Or how about a quick and easy caprese? Chopped cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and a drizzle of balsamic would be so delicious.
Basically, avocado is a great vessel for tons of different foods. You can make it as simple or as outrageous as you like!
Can I Store Keto Stuffed Avocado?
This dish is one I definitely recommend serving right away.
First, this ensures that the vegetables will be at their most crisp. Once chopped and mixed with mayonnaise, they'll start to lose their crunch over time.
However, if you have some leftover filling, you can certainly store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. It will still taste great!
Avocados, on the other hand, are hard to store once they've been sliced. As the flesh oxidizes from being exposed to air, it will turn from green to brown. It's still safe to eat, but it doesn't look very nice.
If you do need to store an avocado that's been cut into, keep the leftover portion in the skin with the pit attached. You can also spread a little lemon juice over the skin to prevent oxidation. Then, keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
If possible, I recommend only making as many Keto stuffed avocados as you plan to eat. That way, your filling will be crunchy and your avocados will be perfectly green!
How To Make Keto Stuffed Avocado
Add the cucumber, celery sticks, tomato, red onion, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and salt to a medium bowl. Mix well.
Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits.
Scoop out 1-2 tablespoons from the center of each avocado. Add the scooped avocado to the filling and mix well.
Distribute the filling evenly between each of the avocado halves.
Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or oregano.
Other Keto Snack Options From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- 3 ripe avocados
- ⅓ cucumber, chopped
- 2 small celery sticks, chopped (about ⅓ cup when chopped)
- 1 tomato, chopped
- ½ red onion, chopped
- ½ cup mayonnaise (Vegan-friendly)
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley to garnish (optional)
- Add the cucumber, celery sticks, tomato, red onion, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and salt to a medium bowl. Mix well.
- Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits.
- Scoop out 1-2 tablespoons from the center of each avocado. Add the scooped avocado to the filling and mix well.
- Distribute the filling evenly between each of the avocado halves.
- Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or oregano.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 234mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!
Trina Krug is a Holistic Nutritionist, Integrative Health Coach and host of the Carbless Conversations Podcast. With a Master’s Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, her single mission in life is to facilitate self-healing in herself and those around her through awareness, lifestyle shifts and low-carb eating. As a current Doctor of Science student, she continues her studies in functional nutrition.