Stuffed Avocados

These have been on my mind all week.

I saw a picture this weekend of a stuffed avocado. It was so very pretty. It was a picture promoting a vegan food festival. I just picked up a bag of huge avocados at Costco and I need to use them before we leave for vacation (and because they are perfect today).

Of course, I head straight to Google and Pinterest to see what ideas I can find. There is not a lot out there without meat. I find some with jackfruit, chicken, and BLT situations… Not really what I have in mind.

So, I compile my notes and get to work.

Here is what I came up with and it was pretty yummy and super-fast!

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Ingredients for filling:

1 cup wild rice (I used the Basmati wild rice from Trader Joe’s)

2 cups water

¼ cup taco seasoning

Avocado Crema:

1 large avocado (or 2 medium ones)

¾ cup almond milk (I am sure another unflavored milk would be the same)

2 garlic cloves

Juice of 2 limes

A few slices jalapenos (I used 5-6 pickled slices because that is what I had)

Topping:

½ Cup quartered cherry tomatoes

1 handful small chopped red onion (about 1/8 of a medium onion)

Juice from ½ a lime

For the delivery vehicle:

2 avocados (halved and seeds removed)

Juice from the other half of that lime

  1. Put the rice and water in a pan over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. This took about 15-20 minutes. When most of the water has been absorbed, stir in the taco seasoning.
  2. In a high power blender (I love my Vitamix), place all the crema ingredients. I added about ½ cup of the almond milk and then slowly added more as I blended because it needed to be a bit thinner. I think this will depend on the size of the avocado you choose.
  3. Mix the chopped tomatoes, onions and lime with another pinch of salt in a small bowl.
  4. The 4 avocado halves can be plated at this time. Squeeze the ½ lime over them.
  5. Spoon a couple of spoon fulls of rice into each avocado half.
  6. Top with some of the tomato mixture. Then a spoon full of the avocado crema and another spoon of tomatoes.

This was easily eaten with a spoon in a bowl.

If you like cilantro, that would be a nice addition. I was trying to use what I had in the house, and no cilantro here.

I seem to be a little Mexican Food obsessed currently!

Enjoy!

Thanks,

Sarah

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One Comment Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Looks tasty 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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