Avocados aren’t just for guacamole! Take advantage of this healthy fat wonder for a delicious and light meal that might even satisfy your guacamole cravings. Cilantro, serrano peppers, and pepper jack give this keto recipe a delicious extra kick!
Crab Avocado Recipe
Calories: 417 Fat: 35g Protein: 20g Carbs: 10g
● 3 medium avocados, halved
● 1/3 C mayonnaise
● 1 tablespoon lemon juice
● 8 ounces fresh lump crab meat
● 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
● 2 tablespoons serrano pepper, minced
●1/2 tablespoon capers, drained
● ¼ teaspoon black pepper
● ½ cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
● ¼ teaspoon paprika
● 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- Scoop two avocado halves into a large bowl and mash lightly with a fork. Mix in mayonnaise and lemon juice until well blended. Mix in crab, cilantro, serrano pepper, capers, and pepper.
- Spoon mixture into remaining avocado halves. Place on a baking pan. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika.
- Broil for five minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve with a lemon wedge.
What Are The Health Benefits of Avocados?
Avocados are not only delicious, but they contain an incredible amount of health benefits. A single serving of an avocado contains several nutrients including vitamin E, vitamin B6, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, potassium (more than a banana!), iron, and more. If the list of nutrients isn’t enough to convince you of the overwhelming amount of health benefits, avocados also do not contain cholesterol or sodium and are considered to be very low in saturated fat. They are also packed with fiber and full of heart-healthy fatty acids. Avocados are also known for improving health. They have the ability to lower cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and blood pressure. The extract of avocados is known for helping to relieve some of the symptoms of arthritis. Easy to incorporate into your diet, the avocado is an incredible food, loaded with nutrients and a can’t-miss flavor.
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What Is The Best Way To Eat Avocado?
As an avocado superfan, it’s difficult to find a wrong way to eat an avocado. The possibilities are endless. Try stuffing your avocado, or seasoning it with pepper, balsamic vinegar, and lemon juice. They can be diced and mixed into scrambled eggs or served on toast. Use them as a mayo substitute or mix them into a bowl of guacamole for a healthy afternoon snack. Avocados are a delicious addition to soup and can be easily added to salads. Throw an avocado on the grill for an incredible side dish or use it as a key ingredient in sushi. Avocados can bump potatoes to the side and be used as fries, either deep-fried or baked. Throw an avocado in your morning smoothie, or use it for a hummus recipe. Or you can grab a spoon and try my favorite way by cutting it open, sprinkling a little salt, and eating it directly.
How Do I Tell If An Avocado Is Ripe?
We have all picked up an avocado at the grocery store that could easily be used as a hardball at a baseball game. If you are searching for a perfectly ripe avocado, it’s important to find an avocado that yields to firm and gentle pressure. Ripe avocados are oftentimes a slightly darker color, but feel is the most important element of predicting ripeness. If it feels mushy, keep looking!
How Do I Store Avocados To Keep Fresh?
If your avocado is ripe, you can place it in the refrigerator for two to three days to keep it fresh. If it needs longer to ripen, store avocados on your countertop. Avocados brown quickly when exposed to the air, so if you want to keep avocado fresh, you should add water or lemon juice to prevent it from turning colors.
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Crab Meat 101: Imitation vs. Real
There are many differences between imitation crab meat and regular. Imitation crab meat is considerably less expensive than real crab meat, however it is also a highly processed food. Imitation crab meat is a mixture of sugar, salt, additives, starch, minced fish, and egg whites. It’s designed to taste like real crab meat, but it’s debatable if anything truly matches the taste of fresh crab meat.
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