Your mom is very right whenever she asks you to eat lots and lots of fruits and veggies, and so is your dietician. Each and every fruit, right from bananas to citrus fruits like oranges, every fruit is nutritious and healthy in its own way. One such wonder fruit that’s infused with amazing food value is avocado.
Here we have penned down some magical recipes with this wonder fruit called avocado. To make things easier and more informative for our readers, we have divided the article for vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians.
Give your pasta a yummy taste, by using a healthy alternative called avocado cream sauce to dairy-based options like mayonnaise sauce!
4 small (or 2 large) zucchini, ends trimmed and spiralizer with a julienne peeler
1/2 a cucumber, chopped
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons almond or coconut milk
About 8 leaves of basil
Salt & pepper
Halved cherry tomatoes & basil leaves for garnish
How to prepare:
Process all the ingredients in the given ratio in a mixer grinder until it becomes a smooth paste.
Place the zucchini strands in a large bowl and mix the avocado cream prepared.
When fully coated, season it with finely chopped tomatoes, basil leaves along with salt and pepper as per taste. Enjoy!
Avocado recepies for non-vegetarians
#1. Lime and chicken avocado soup (calories 473)
Replace those fattening thicken sauces and creams with avocado! Go for this super-scrumptious soup is healthy and light on calories without sacrificing taste.
250 gm boneless skinless chicken breasts*
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped green onions (including whites)
2 jalapenos or 2 green chillies
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
4 cans of low-sodium chicken broth
2 tomatoes (diced)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup chopped coriander leaves
3 tablespoon fresh lime juice
3 medium avocados, peeled, cored and diced
Tortilla chips, Monterrey jack cheese, sour cream for serving (optional)
*For thicker chicken breasts, cut them into two halves lengthwise (it cook faster and more evenly).
How to prepare:
Put the olive oil in a pan and let it heat for 3-5 minutes.
Now add green onions and jalapenos and let it cook for about 8 minutes.
Add garlic to the mixture and let it cook for just 30 second.
Now, you can add chicken broth, chicken breasts, tomatoes, cumin, and add salt and pepper according to your taste.
Let the mixture boil for a while and then, reduce the heat to medium.
After this, cover it with lid and stir occasionally until the chicken cooks.
Now, shred the chicken and stir it in cilantro and lime juice.
Add about 1/2 an avocado per serving and season a bowl of soup with tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream (optional).
#2. Avocado and skinny fried egg toast (calories 357)
This is one such toast that’s full of fibre and nutrition, and will keep you energised the entire day! Courtesy, the low calorie count and more of fibre, avocado and skinny fried egg toast will keep you in shape.
1 small avocado
2 slices of bread
2 eggs (fried sunny side up)
Salt and black pepper
1 teaspoon lime juice
Parsley (optional for topping)
How to prepare:
First of all, you need to roast the slices of bread in a toaster.
Half fry the egg according to your taste.
Peel the avocado and mash it with lime juice until it turns out to be a smooth paste.
Mix the paste thoroughly with salt and pepper as per taste.
Now, spread the avocado paste evenly on the roasted slices of bread.
Then, top them with the half fried eggs and season it all with parsley.