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Stuffed Avocados

Full of creaminess and healthy fats, avocados are a wonderful addition to your healthy lifestyle and can be eaten often. And these Stuffed Avocados are a great way to add them to your diet!

top down view of stuffed avocados on serving board.

I love avocados in many ways!

Whether scooped right out of the skin with a sprinkle of salt & pepper, or simply diced or sliced and tossed in with other foods such as salads, soups or nourish bowls.

I also use them as a condiment for burgers and sandwiches, they make a great replacement for mayo.

They are extremely versatile and can be served in many ways. And today we’ll be serving them stuffed, and as you can imagine they taste amazing with a variety of fillings!

But before we get to the recipe, here’s a few avocado facts:

  • You probably already know that avocados are considered a fruit, but did you know they are technically a berrya very large single-seeded berry.
  • Avocados are one of the only fruits to contain a good dose of protein, 4 grams per avocado. In fact, they contain all of the essential 18 amino acids the body needs to run smoothly and rebuild itself.
  • These amazing fruits are a great source of potassium, containing just under 1000 milligrams which is twice as much as a banana!
  • Did you know you can use avocados in place of butter when making baked goods? Simply puree them and use them 1 for 1 (in equal parts) in your baking recipes. This one I’ll have to try, maybe some kind of chocolate loaf or cupcakes!
  • Too ripen avocados, try placing them in a bag with a banana or apple for 1 – 3 days, checking occasionally. The natural ethylene gases released will help ripen your avocado to perfection.

So there you have it, a few tidbits about avocados!

And now without further ado, I hope to inspire you with a few versions of this delicious side (or light meal) for you to consider. There truly are many ways to stuff an avocado!

Gather your ingredients and let’s get to it…

ingredients used to make stuffed avocados.

How To Make Stuffed Avocados

First off (as shown above), we’ll start with a mixed medley of diced fruits and vegetables. I diced up cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, and jalapeno, and combined them with hummus to bind. It’s a cool and refreshing combination with a slight spicy kick. You can also add in a minced garlic or use flavored hummus for variation. To make raw, use this Raw Spouted Hummus!

Secondly, I just updated this Greek Quinoa Salad and had some leftover. I thought it would be a perfect stuffing for avocados and have it pictured here as well (see below).

You may even try stuffing your avocados with:

Let this be a starting point for you. You can add or subtract whatever you wish. You can even double stuff them if you like!

I Hope this inspires something wonderful within! :)

top down view of stuffed avocados on serving board with items surrounding.

I hope you enjoy these stuffed avocados as much as we do! They’re:

  • Quick and easy to make
  • Fun and festive
  • Versatile
  • Healthy
  • & So delicious

There is just something fun about making avocado boats and eating them right out of their own skin!

top down view of stuffed avocados in a shallow bowl with spoon.

If you try this stuffed avocado recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

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Stuffed Avocados

Stuffed avocados anyone? Both festive and fun, they make for a great snack, side or light meal. Enjoy the various ways to stuff your avocados!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: Serves 3 – 6 1x
  • Category: Side, Appetizer, Snack
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 avocados, sliced in half and seed removed
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 1/3 cucumber, diced
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), cored and diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
  • 1/4 red onion or 1 small shallot, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced or 1/81/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • small handful grape tomatoes, diced (optional)
  • 24 tablespoons hummus, vegan mayo or garlic aioli
  • mineral salt & cracked pepper, to taste

Instructions

Prepare the ingredients. Once you’ve sliced the avocados and removed the seeds, squeeze or rub a little lemon juice on the flesh to keep the browning at bay.

Place the cucumber, bell pepper, jalapeno, onion, and optional garlic and diced tomatoes in a small/medium mixing bowl, add just enough of the hummus or vegan mayo to bind.

Fill avocados and top with salt, pepper and squeeze of lemon. Adding a little chopped parsley will add even more color!

Notes

To make raw, use this Raw Spouted Hummus.

Try adding in some freshly chopped herbs to your mixture. You may consider a little dill, oregano, basil, cilantro, etc.

For versatility, try stuffing your avocados with this Greek Quinoa Salad as shown above. Alternately, you can also use:

Nutrition information is for the use of 3 avocados.

Nutritional values are estimates only. See our full nutrition disclosure here.

Updated: Stuffed Avocados was originally published in May 2018. It has been retested and updated with new photos in July 2020.

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19 Comments

  1. Cora Jenny Echo says:

    I have not tried. Will it work without the hummus? I am Autistic and Yes new foods is Avocado. I can tolerate the taste and such but I have been officered hummus many times and turned it down. Now with a liver problem. I am questioning if this is even allowed, and I have issues with new foods. So I am leary about that, I can do bell peppers, Onions Cucumber, garlic, but no tomatoes (heartburn too bad and I do throw up). I also seen a possiblilty of doing Chicken with a stuffed avocado so it will defenitely be different. But I have to change my diet. Don’t think I could do this every day or maybe I could but I am thinking of possiblities to try. with regular food so I could improve my liver possibly that is my end game. Improve my liver. As I am in trouble with a fatty liver and having issues.

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Great question, Cora! Yes, it will work without hummus. You can use whatever binder you prefer or use a mix of ingredients that don’t require any type of binder, such as a vegetable quinoa salad as suggested. I hope you enjoy the stuffed avoacods as much as we do!

  2. Is there anything you can use in place of the hummus? Could I use plain Greek yogurt?

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Great question, Ang! Yes, you can use yogurt or mayo as a binder. Enjoy!

  3. I made this for lunch but changed a couple things; I used cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, purple onion, roasted red pepper hummus, and Himalayan pink salt.
    It was amazing, will definitely make again :P

  4. I had everything on hand. Found this recipe when my daughter requested something fresh. We both loved it!

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