Black Eyed Pea Salad Stuffed Avocados – avocados make the perfect ‘bowl’ for a nutritious, vegetarian salad recipe. Stuff your favorite salad ingredients or salsa in an avocado for a light lunch or easy side.
Avocados seem to be the latest food trend. Maybe it’s because they’re so healthy. Avocados are loaded with nutrients. They have more potassium than bananas. As well, avocados are abundant in heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and fiber. Studies show that eating avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. In addition, avocados have antioxidants that protect your eyes, they may help prevent some cancers, as well as they may help relieve symptoms of arthritis.
For all of these reasons, adding more avocados to your diet is a wise decision. They are so versatile, I have found it easy to incorporate them into my diet a few times a week.
Try adding avocados to salads and wraps. I like to smush (that’s a word, right?) them and add them to sandwiches and burgers instead of mayo. They add that creamy element that mayonnaise does, but they’re much healthier.
Additionally, I love filling avocados with colorful fresh salads. Here are some of the recipes I’ve created with stuffed avocados.
Black Eyed Pea Salad Stuffed Avocados
Stuffed avocados make a beautiful presentation. They’re great for ladies’ luncheons and supper club dinners.
Black Eyed Pea Salad Stuffed Avocados is a salad mix of black beans, corn, black eyed peas, tomatoes and basil. This salad has a bright and light flavor. It’s filling and satisfying in addition to be nutritious!
Coincidentally, did you know that black beans are good for you too? They are loaded with folate, fiber, and protein!
How to tell if an avocado is ripe
Peel back the small stem at the top of the avocado. If it peels away easily and it’s green underneath, it is a good avocado. It’s ripe and ready to eat.
On the other hand, if you pull back the stem and it’s brown underneath, the avocado is overripe. You’ll most likely find brown spots in the fruit.
If the stem doesn’t come off or is difficult to remove, the fruit is not yet ripe enough to eat.
Black Eyed Pea Salad Stuffed Avocados
Yield 1 serving
Black Eyed Pea Salad Stuffed Avocados is a salad mix of black beans, corn, black eyed peas, tomatoes and basil. This salad has a bright and light flavor. It's filling and satisfying in addition to be nutritious!
- 2 to 4 avocados
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 15-ounce can black eyed peas, with or without jalapenos, rinsed and drained
- 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained.
- 1 15-ounce can shoepeg or whole kernel corn, drained
- 2 green onions, sliced thinly
- 1-pint cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
- 1/4 cup chopped basil Adjust to your liking.
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- salt to taste
- 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar, you can use a sugar substitute, adjust amount to your liking
- Whisk sauce ingredients together.
- Mix salad ingredients together and add sauce. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Just before serving, half avocados and brush with lemon juice.
- Fill with salad mixture and serve.
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