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AVOCADO

Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

Avocado adds a twist to classic egg salad. Easy avocado egg salad recipe with celery, fresh herbs and lemon juice. Jump to the Avocado Egg Salad Recipe now or read on to see how we make it.

We love egg salad. In fact, we’ve shared our go-to egg salad recipe before. We really don’t like to add too many ingredients to it — a little mayo, some celery and fresh herbs are all we need.

That is until we stumbled across the idea of adding avocado to it. The thought of combining two of our favorite ingredients into one creamy and easy egg salad made us giddy.

This recipe is so simple!

Simply mash avocado with a tiny bit of mayonnaise then stir in chopped eggs, celery, lemon juice and herbs.

Looking for a mayo-free version, try swapping it out for nonfat or low-fat yogurt or just stick to avocado and leave the mayonnaise out completely.

When you stir everything together, try to keep things a little chunky. Then, season with salt and pepper and enjoy as you would any egg salad.

We like to make open-faced sandwiches, but spooning this on top of a big salad would be delicious.

Avocado Egg Salad Recipe
Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, or Greek yogurt (try homemade mayonnaise)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium-length celery stalk, finely chopped (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives, parsley or dill
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Mash avocado, mayonnaise and lemon juice together in a medium bowl. Stir in the eggs, celery and chives. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

You can find complete recipes of this Easy Avocado Egg Salad Recipe in inspiredtaste.net

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AVOCADO

Crispy Baked Avocado Fries & Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Fresh sliced avocado, coated in crispy panko breadcrumbs and baked to perfection. These avocado fries are incredibly tasty and easy to make and are sure to impress the pickiest eaters.

There’s one thing I never get tired of making and that’s baked veggies. Especially when they replace unhealthy alternatives and taste just as yummy, even not 100x better. Broccoli tots, cauliflower tots, cauliflower pizza crust, are just a few of my favorite healthy dishes to make.

These avocado fries are something else. If you’ve never had them before, this is the perfect time to try them out. They are crispy on the outside and buttery soft on the inside. Dip them in your favorite tangy or spicy dipping sauce and call it a meal!

Crispy Baked Avocado Fries & Chipotle Dipping Sauce
Crispy Baked Avocado Fries & Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 large avocados, sliced
  • Juice of ½ lime (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Chipotle dipping sauce

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 Degrees F. Pour 1 tablespoon oil in sheet tray or baking dish; set aside.
  2. Squeeze fresh lime juice on avocado slices to preserve their color while baking (this step is optional). Season with salt, pepper. Dredge in flour then dip in egg and coat in panko breadcrumbs. Be sure the avocado slices are coated very well in the panko.
  3. Place in a single layer on the greased sheet pan. Drizzle with the remaining oil or spray with cooking spray. This will help the avocado slices crisp in the oven.

You can find complete recipes of this Crispy Baked Avocado Fries & Chipotle Dipping Sauce in gimmedelicious.com

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AVOCADO HEALTHY

Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad

Tastes so good you won’t believe it’s healthy!

If you love chicken salad and avocados, then you are going to go ga-ga for this recipe. After my first bite , I had an OMG moment. How can this taste THIS GOOD and be HEALTHY!

To make this recipe even more awesome, I used 1/2 mayo and 1/2 plain Greek Yogurt. YUM! Double bonus…. my daughters loved it 🙂

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup plain Greek Yogurt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20-30 minutes to let all those yummy flavors blend together.
  2. Serve on your favorite bread, crackers, pita pocket or on a bed of lettuce.

You can find complete recipes of this Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad in familyfreshmeals.com

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AVOCADO HEALTHY

Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

 

Instructions:

  • 1 English cucumber
  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • ½ red onion
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

  1. Place sliced cucumber, tomatoes, avocados, onion, and cilantro in a large salad bowl.
  2. Toss with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

You can find complete recipes of this Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad in buzzfeed.com

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AVOCADO HEALTHY

BACON AND AVOCADO MACARONI SALAD

A simple macaroni salad loaded with fresh avocado and applewood smoked bacon tossed in a lemon-thyme dressing – the best macaroni salad I’ve ever had!

When Fresh and Easy started opening up around town, I honestly didn’t know what to think of it. I already had my grocery routine down, starting my Saturday morning grocery store errands at Trader Joe’s and then finishing up at my local grocery store. But surprisingly enough, I could find everything that I needed right at Fresh & Easy, saving me from an extra grocery store trip. Plus, their prices are very comparable to Trader Joe’s (if not cheaper), there are no lines to the cash register and they always have these weekly $5 off coupons (expires 7/7).

So with my most recent Fresh & Easy shopping adventure, I stocked up on some elbow macaroni pasta, bacon, avocado, fresh thyme and a bag of lemons in hopes of making an out-of-this-world-type macaroni salad. And boy, was I in for a treat.

This simple macaroni salad of just three main ingredients comes together so beautifully as they get tossed in an incredibly creamy lemon-thyme dressing. It has such a wonderful burst of fresh flavors with just enough savoriness from the fatty, crisp, salty bacon. It’s become my most favorite summer picnic recipes yet!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 ounces elbows pasta
  • 5 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, for garnish

FOR THE LEMON THYME DRESSING

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. To make the dressing, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and thyme in the bowl of a food processor; season with salt and pepper, to taste. With the motor running, add the olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

You can find complete recipes of this BACON AND AVOCADO MACARONI SALAD in damndelicious.net

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AVOCADO DESSERT GLUTEN FREE HEALTHY VEGAN

HEART BROWNIES

I call dibs on that center brownie with the oozing caramel heart. You can have the rest. Wait wait, I want a corner piece, too! I choose the lower right–though it’s the smallest, it has another oozing caramel heart.

The way to my heart is oozing chocolate caramel hearts, did you know?

More fun facts about me: I spent 30 minutes in Target last week sorting through every brand of chocolate hearts to find the prettiest one for brownies. I spread all of the bags out of the floor, and then went down the row, googling them one by one, to see what they looked like unwrapped. If you were one of the people that I scared away from coming down the Valentine’s Day candy aisle, I am so sorry. It’s clear now. The crazy lady is gone–you’re free to go back to Target now.

After intense research, I settled on the Hershey’s brand caramel-filled hearts. I’m a bit of a Valentine’s Day candy expert (<–click for proof!), and I believe this is the first year Hershey’s has made these hearts. Or, at least it’s the first year for the new heart design. A heart within a heart, oh so romantic! You won me over.

The runner-up was a Nestle crunch heart. Okay okay, maybe it was the runner-up because I ate most of the bag on the way home from the store and didn’t have enough to make these brownies. There are Butterfingers hearts and Reese’s peanut butter hearts this year, too! You have so many options to make the cutest heart brownies! What a time to be alive, people!

Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 9 caramel-filled chocolate heart candies (I used Hershey’s caramel hearts)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325, and make sure an oven rack is in the lower third of the oven.
  2. Line a 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper in two directions, overlapping. Leave enough excess to make handles so it’s easier to pull the brownies out once they’re baked.
  3. Next, in a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar and cocoa powder.

You can find complete recipes of this HEART BROWNIES in dessertfortwo.com

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AVOCADO

Avocado Black Bean Quesadillas

Crispy quesadillas filled with beans, sautéed onions, bell pepper, avocado and lots of cheese. These avocado black bean quesadillas are filling and make a great vegetarian meal too!
Happy New Year! It’s been a great year in food and I want to thank every single one of you for supporting this small blog which has become more than just a full-time job for me. It’s become place to share healthier cooking options and hopefully have a positive impact on the way you eat and think about food!
I have many more healthy, creative, and delicious recipes in store for 2017 and I can NOT wait to share every recipe with you all! I wish you and your family a safe and happy new year, filled with plenty of delicious healthy home cooking, and lots of happy tummies! 🙂
If you’re following me on Instagram, then you might have seen my top 9 Instagram posts of 2016! Broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini and lots of cheese are some of my reader favorites!

Ingredients

  • ½ onion, sliced
  • ½ bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup black beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 4 medium soft flour tortillas
  • 2 avocados, peeled, halved, seeded and sliced
  • ¼ cup minced cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • 1 cup light Mexican, Cheddar or mozzarella cheese
  • oil or cooking spray for grilling

Instructions

  1. In a medium pan over medium-high heat, saute onion and bell pepper in 1 tablespoon oil for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add the black beans and taco seasoning. Cook for another minute. Transfer mixture into a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Rinse and wipe down pan and return to heat. Drizzle with a light layer of oil or spray with cooking spray.

You can find complete recipes of this Avocado Black Bean Quesadillas in gimmedelicious.com

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AVOCADO HEALTHY

Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins

It’s nice to see you, 2017! While last year will be tough to beat, I have a sneaking suspicion that the New Year is going to be quite the flavor-packed extravaganza.
We have a whole host of new recipes and guides lined up for your eating and entertaining pleasure. And we’re kicking things off on the light and tasty front with none other than Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins.
Consider these perfectly portable egg muffins to be the equivalent of handheld omelettes. They’re high in protein and low in carbs, making them the ultimate breakfast-on-the-go. Best of all? You can customize the fillings and toppings to suit your tastes.
Not a fan of spinach? Skip it! Quite the carnivore? Stir in cooked breakfast sausage! Where’s the cheese? Add your favorite variety! This is your chance to clean out the fridge and make the most of random leftover odds and ends. (And we all know what a fan I am of leftovers!)
Once these egg muffins exit the oven, all that’s left to do is pop them from the pan into your mouth, or go the extra step and load up on toppings. I’ve opted for diced avocado and salsa. It lends a southwestern spin guaranteed to please palates of all ages.
Stay tuned for more quick and easy early morning meals and don’t forget to check out countless more healthy options for breakfast through dessert (looking at you, 5-Minute Frozen Yogurt!).

INGREDIENTS :

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • Sliced avocado, for serving
  • Salsa, for serving
  • Crumbled cotija or feta cheese, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, nonfat milk and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Stir in the spinach, tomatoes and onions.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly between the 12 muffin pan cups and bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the egg is fully cooked.
  5. Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes in the pan then use a knife to loosen the muffins from the cups.

You can find complete recipes of this Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins in justataste.com

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AVOCADO HEALTHY

Tofu Teriyaki Bowl With Broccoli & Peppers

If you were to to ask me a year ago if I liked tofu, I would have responded with one of the following things: EWWWWWWWW TOFU, YUCK YUCK YUCKY YUCK. GROSS, NO! ARE YOU CRAZY?! Today, tofu is one of my favourite things to eat. Love it. Any excuse to eat tofu now and I’m all YES PLEASE, GIVE IT TO ME NOW!
My favourite way to eat tofu is with a big pile of rice. Rice, tofu, veggies, sauce. Awesomeness in a bowl. This dish is filled with yummy things: Crispy baked tofu Flavourful rice Steamed veggies The most delicious teriyaki sauce ever Eat it up, then eat some more. A satisfying bowl of delicious food. Time to eat!

INGREDIENTS :
Rice

  • 1 cup rice (I used basmati rice)*
  • 2 cups water*

Baked Tofu

  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp oil (I used avocado oil)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Veggies

  • 1 small head broccoli, chopped small
  • 1 small bell pepper, thinly sliced (I used yellow)

Teriyaki Sauce

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water (mixed well)

Putting it all together

  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Rice : Cook rice according to package directions (usually 1 cup rice to 2 cups water*). Set aside.
  2. Tofu : Preheat oven to 425F. Wrap tofu in a clean towel, add something heavy (I usually use a few heavy cookbooks)
  3. And set aside for about 15 minutes to press out some of the water in the tofu.
  4. Slice your tofu into cubes or thin squares (like I did).
  5. Mix together cornstarch and oil. Add the tofu and coat each piece evenly.
  6. Spread tofu on a large baking sheet, lined with parchment paper or a Silplat baking mat.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, then flip and bake for another 20 minutes until browned (a nice deep brown is ideal, but not black!).
  8. Teriyaki Sauce : Whisk together the soy sauce, sweet rice wine vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, ginger, and fresh garlic.
  9. Then add the cornstarch/water mixture.

You can find complete recipes of this Tofu Teriyaki Bowl With Broccoli & Peppers in veganinsanity.com

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AVOCADO HEALTHY

ZESTY LIME SHRIMP AND AVOCADO SALAD

Talk about a light and refreshing salad that requires no cooking! Lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this wonderful, healthy salad you’ll want to make all summer long. Made with cooked peeled shrimp and the freshest ingredients – avocados, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and chopped jalapeño tossed with some freshly squeezed lime juice and a touch of olive oil.
I’m remaking this from the archives for lunch today, so I took the opportunity to re-shoot this since the photos needed some updating. This is perfect to serve as an appetizer, or for a lunch or light meal. You can put this over a tostada to make it a little more substantial and you can easily adapt this to suit your taste by adding more or less
cilantro, jalapeño etc.
If you plan on making this ahead of time, you can combine all the ingredients except for the avocado and cilantro and keep this refrigerated, then add them just before serving. This easily doubles for a large crowd.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 limes, juice of
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb jumbo cooked, peeled shrimp, chopped*
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 medium hass avocado, diced (about 5 oz)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced fine
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Let them marinate at least 5 minutes to mellow the flavor of the onion.
  3. In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, tomato, jalapeño.
  4. Combine all the ingredients together
  5. Add cilantro and gently toss
  6. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

You can find complete recipes of this ZESTY LIME SHRIMP AND AVOCADO SALAD in skinnytaste.com