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Thursday, 5 August 2021

Avocado Stuffed with Crab and Paprika Mayonnaise, makes a great LCHF lunch!

I know not everyone likes avocados but in our house they are very popular. We enjoy their buttery, creamy texture and mild, nutty flavour. This recipe combination of avocado with salty crab meat works well and makes for a quick, easy and delicious meal...
Perhaps I've just sorted lunch for you?

Serves Two
3 tbsp (low-fat) mayonnaise
1 lemon, quartered
¼ tsp smoked paprika
1⁄2 clove garlic, mashed
2 ripe avocados
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
100g (3 1⁄2oz) white crab meat
2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped

1. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with 1 tsp of lemon juice, the paprika and garlic. Season, mix and set aside.
2. Halve the avocados and use a hot metal spoon to slip it out of its skin. Alternatively, you can leave it in the skin and spoon out the flesh while eating it. Squeeze two lemon quarters over the avocado to stop the flesh turning brown.
3. Put two avocado halves on each plate, then fill each avocado with tomatoes and crab and top with the mayonnaise. Sprinkle with chives and serve with the remaining lemon wedges.

Nutritional Details Per Serving
Carbohydrate 4.6g Protein 13.2g Fat 45g
See original recipe idea here

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 molds and freeze.
Read more about Avocados here

If you don't like avocados how about a vegetable frittata for lunch - see here

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, 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


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love avocados but I don't get very fancy with them. We just slice them to add to salads or sandwiches. Thanks for the good ideas!

DVArtist said...

Yumm this sounds so good.

Christine said...

healthy and delicious!

J.P. Alexander said...

Adoro los aguacates. Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso

Tom said...

...a wonderful summer treat!

Angie's Recipes said...

Very yummy and healthy!

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! This sounds so very yummy!

Elephant's Child said...

I am an avocado fan. One of our cats was too - though he refused to eat them if they had brown bits.

Margaret D said...

Interesting article, not a fan of avocados

Jo said...

I'm afraid I'm one of those who don't like avocados but I must say that this looks very tempting for those who do.

L said...

We love them too! They are quite exotic, they travel a long way to come this far north in Canada so they are a treat when we actually get good ones, very expensive here though compared to other fruit and veg, 👍❤️

Jenn Jilks said...

They are a great food to play with!

Jeanie said...

This DOES look delicious! I might have to try this one!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This look like a unique combination. Avocados are so versatile to experiment with in the kitchen.

Pom Pom said...

Hi sweet Jan! Wow! That sounds scrumptious! I'm going to try it!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

So delicious!!! I love stuffed avocado... Happy weekend ahead...

Rajani Rehana said...

So yummy ��


Tiene muy buena presentación y es una buena comida para ahora el verano.

Ananka said...

I do like avocados so much :-D

sheila 77 said...

How very interesting about all the health benefits of avocados. I knew some but not all.
The vegetable frittata looks to be very tasty too.

happyone said...

Love crab but not avocados!

My name is Erika. said...

Another yummy summer food. You have some great suggestions.

Lorrie said...

Yummy way to serve two favourite foods - crab and avocado

Debbie said...

ooooh i love the creamy texture and flavor of avocado!! this sounds like a great summer lunch or light supper!!