Leftover Magic: Stuffed Avocado

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Sometimes the best meals require no cooking at all. Making leftovers into an entirely new dish is a quick and easy way enjoy a delicious meal twice. Instead of a slapping together a boring sandwich for lunch, turn your leftover meat or fish into a salad served in a fresh avocado bowl. Reuse and recycle doesn’t only apply to paper!

To make stuffed avocados, cut an avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit. Use a small spoon to enlarge the hole where the pit was. The avocado you scrape away can be a nice snack or incorporated back into your filling. Shred your leftover protein of choice and whip up about half a cup of stuffing or salad, then fill your avocado and make sure to top off with a little extra seasoning, lime juice, or garnish.

I am not a huge fan of traditional tuna or chicken salads with mayonnaise (Paleo or not), so I kept this simple. I flaked a small piece of leftover salmon piccata and mixed it with chopped tomato, capers, salt and pepper, and lime juice. The fresh avocado paired well with the tender and tangy salmon stuffing. You could also use your favorite chicken or tuna salad, or even BBQ pulled chicken or pork- imagine that flavor combination!

About Humble Foodie

While we both love to eat well, life as AmeriCorps volunteers doesn’t afford us the budget to try every new restaurant and type of cuisine. With many post-graduate expenses and limited financial resources, what’s a foodie to do? The answer is here, at The Humble Foodie. Instead of spending our hard-earned cash paying other people to cook for us, we’re spending as frugally as possible making delicious meals at home.
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