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Friday, 20 July 2018

Crab-stuffed Avocado with a Buttermilk Dressing : A Healthy LCHF Dish !

This simple seafood salad recipe suggestion from 'Tesco' uses avocados as the perfect pockets for holding sweet, lime-dressed crab meat. Drizzled with a tangy buttermilk dressing, this makes a tasty lunch idea that's ready in just ten minutes. 

Serves Two
100g (3 1/2oz) fresh or tinned white crab meat
1 lime, zested and juiced
1 tbsp. finely chopped coriander
1 shallot, finely chopped
handful baby salad leaves
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 avocados, halved and stoned
For the dressing
2 tbsp. buttermilk
1 tsp Tabasco

1 tsp mayonnaise 
1. In a small bowl, combine the crab meat, lime zest, coriander and shallot. To make the dressing, mix the lime juice, buttermilk, Tabasco and mayonnaise in a small jug. Season well.

2. Divide the salad leaves, tomatoes and avocado halves between 2 plates. Fill each avocado with the crab mixture, then drizzle over the dressing.
Nutrition per serving: 
Carbohydrate 6.9g Protein 14.5g Fat 30g

Avocados are full of healthy fats
Over 75% of the fat content in an avocado is great for your heart! In fact, having more of these healthy unsaturated fats is better for your heart than eating low fat!

They're nutrient dense

Avocados are packed with beneficial nutrients to enhance the nutrient quality of your meals. 

Avocado boosts your eye health
Avocados contain 81mg of lutein & zeaxanthin, antioxidants known to support eye health as we age. 

They have more potassium than a banana!
Bananas are known for their potassium content, but per 100g, the avocado fruit contains 485mg of potassium, that's 127mg more than bananas! 

They're super versatile
Known for guacamole, dips, and other savoury dishes, yet avocados are appearing more and more in sweet dishes too. Think chocolate mousse, ganache, smoothies and ice cream! 

You can make ice cream with avocado!
A brilliant, dairy-free, vegan alternative to store-bought ice cream varieties, simply blend 1/2 an avocado and a squeeze of lime juice with 2 tbsp. of maple syrup and 1 cup of your milk of choice. Pour into ice block moulds and freeze.
Read more about Avocados here

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Bom dia, a sugestão da saborosa salada é perfeita, é saudável, evita o aumento de peso, que venham mais para eu registar.
Feliz fim de semana,

Iris Flavia said...

Now that´s really a quick salad!
And the ice-cream-idea is top! I´ll have to try this!

Jo said...

I love easy and quick ideas like these, and healthy too.

Tom said...

...something to try! 😀

Christine said...

Oh yummy, 2 favourites here.

eileeninmd said...

YUM, what could be better than crab meat and avocado. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds gorgeous! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Teresa said...

Me encantan los aguacates. Saludos.

Martha said...

Looks really tasty!

Dianna said...

Oh my...that sounds so good. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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Mary Kirkland said...

I made a crab stuffed avocado not too long ago. That's sooo good.

Amy Purdy said...

I love crab and I'm beginning to really like avocado as well. I'm not sure I would like the dressing on this but I would give it a try.

Lady Fi said...

I love avocados - so healthy!

William Kendall said...

Good for those who like seafood.

Elephant's Child said...

Mmmm avocado. I am the only one in the household who likes them - so they are all mine.

Anonymous said...

oh this looks good!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh so delicious sounding ~ love crab and avocado! ~ Great foodie shot too!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

David M. Gascoigne, said...

We have started replacing bananas in our smoothies with avocado. Works perfectly and not as sweet.

Debbie said...

i LOVE this!!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

My mom, my brother and I, thank you for this one! Big Hugs Jan!

Kezzie said...

Mmmm. I love Avocados! My Nan did a lovely Avocado with prawns when I was young! I always remember it!I've not really eaten much crab before!