How To: 10 Stuffed Avocado Recipes to Die For

10 Stuffed Avocado Recipes to Die For

A perfectly ripe avocado half is a lovely snack, and a creamy bowl of homemade guacamole can make a meal. But the following ten ideas take green-eating up a notch by stuffing avocado halves with your favorite salads and ingredients, turning them into a snack or side dish fit for a king.

1. Salad-Stuffed Avocado Bowls

Instead of just scooping out the pit, scoop out the entire avocado flesh and use it to make a salad. Then use the avocado skin to make a neat salad bowl, filling it with the prepared salad. It's a sweet way to serve fresh salad.

For the avocado bowls pictured here, I used a simple, fresh tabbouleh salad with avocado. It's the perfect mix of creamy avocado with fresh, herby salad. But you can also use any other fresh salad with chunks of avocado, like a shredded kale salad or black bean salad.

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2. Thai-Inspired Avocados

These East-West stuffed avocados are filled with a blend of cream cheese and hummus and topped with sprouts, roasted peanuts, and chili garlic sauce. Find out how to recreate this over at Eat Live Run.

Image by Jenna Weber/Eat Live Run

3. Caprese Stuffed Avocado

A caprese (tomato and fresh mozzarella) salad is only made better with the addition of avocado, and the flavors are only enhanced with a balsamic dressing. Get the full tutorial at Laylita's Recipes.

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4. Shrimp & Scallop Ceviche Stuffed Avocado

The fresh, citrus flavors of shrimp and scallop ceviche go perfectly with buttery avocado and spicy serrano peppers. The folks over at Foodie Crush also added some pomegranate seeds for a pop of color and sweetness.

Image by Heidi Larsen/Foodie Crush

5. Seven Layer Dip Avocados

Remember 7-layer dip? Make individual, hand-held portions by overstuffing avocado halves. Serve with chips on the side for a festive appetizer. Get the full tutorial over at Culinary Hill.

Image by Meggan Hill/Culinary Hill

6. For the Kids: Mac & Cheese Avocado Boats

Fill avocados with mac and cheese and top them with "sails" made out of mini sweet peppers. Learn how to do it over at Fork and Beans, who does it with a lean, mean vegan mac 'n' cheese.

Image by Cara Reed/Fork and Beans

7. Baked Eggs in Avocado

Create a creamy, satisfying breakfast by cracking eggs into avocado halves and baking them for 15 minutes at 425ºF. Learn how to do it here.

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8. Stuffed Avocados with Chili Chickpeas

A scrumptious idea that combines spicy chili chickpeas with a warm, baked avocado half. You can thank 8th and Lake for the inspired idea.

Image by Marie R./8th and Lake

9. Grilled Avocado Halves with Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

Stuffing an avocado with salad is great, but you can make it even better by grilling the avocado halves first. Learn how at Food52.

Image by Gena Hamshaw/Food52

10. Tuna Stuffed Avocados

I love using smashed avocado as a replacement for mayo, and this tuna-filled recipe by FitWasted uses the same idea.

Image by MaryRose Slominsky/FitWasted

Stuffing avocado halves adds another elegant way of serving this cool and creamy vegetable to your repertoire. Hopefully, this inspires you to think outside of the box and create your own stuffed "alligator pear" recipe! If so, let us know how it turns out in the comments below.

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