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Meatless Monday with Microplane: Asian Stuffed Avocado

Cooking Tool of the Month – Microplane 

The stuffed avocado saga continues! Last week I went to Sundown at Granada with my friend Jamey. The head chef is vegan and has gone to great lengths to feature vegan items on the menu. This is very exciting because there are very few places to eat in central Dallas. And very few with a hip ambience. We started our meal with a trio of stuffed avocados. Since I’m a sucker for avos I had to create my own for my next book.

Their appetizer included an Italian one, a Mexican one, and a Waldorf one. Last week I posted a version I came up with called Tex Mex Stuffed Avocados. Check out the delicious recipe and video here. In my true macrobiotic form I thought an Asian one would be nice and had to explore the idea. It gives me an opportunity to show you another reason why I love my Microplane Zester; for mincing ginger! Here’s what I came up with…I hope you like it!

Asian-Stuffed Avocado from The Blissful Chef

Asian Stuffed Avocado
Makes 1 serving

1 large avocado, sliced in half pit removed
2 tablespoons edamame or peas, defrosted
2 tablespoons finely chopped cucumber
2 teaspoons tamari or soy sauce
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons minced ginger
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Black and tan sesame seeds, for garnish
Endive or cabbage leaves

Directions:
Cube avocado while still in the skin but do not cut through the skin. Scoop out flesh with a spoon and place in a medium bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Toss until well combined. Fill avocado skin with mixture and top with sesame seeds. Serve immediately with endive or cabbage leaves.

What other creative flavors can we use to stuff an avocado? Share with us your ideas in the comments! 

You can find this recipe and more healthy eats over at the Wellness Weekend at Diet, Desserts, and Dogs!

Posted in Appetizers, Recipes on 05/07/2012 09:41 am
 

15 Comments

  1. Wow! This sounds amazing.  I absolutely love soy sauce and avocados.  Sometimes I'll eat a plate of cubed avo with soy sauce drizzled on top as a snack.  This takes that combo to new heights.  I'll be making this one soon. :)

  2. this is a great idea! yum for eating avos out of the natural "bowl!" i loooooove my microplane zester. changed my life – so much better than old school graters. gets ginger to the right consistency too! thanks for posting; will totally try it!

  3. That avocado looks amazing! Not sure I've ever combined avoacado and soy sauce, but it sounds fabulous!

  4. Avocados are in season and I plan to eat as many as possible as many ways as possible. This sounds fabulous! Thnaks for sharing at Ricki's Wellness Weekends.

  5. Thanks for this amazing recipe…made them for dinner and guests loved them too :)

  6. Yes! Huge lover of the avocado and love this take on it, looks super delish. Some of my favourite uses for the av include popping half into my smoothie in the morning (hello healthy fats) and blending it with cacao to make pudding. What a wonderful thing that avocado is!

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