Avocados stuffed with pico de gallo make a delightful, spicy, and creamy appetizer. With only two ingredients, pico de gallo and avocados, this nutritious meal with Mexican influences is very simple. The ideal combination of ingredients.
Hey there! When it comes to Cinco de Mayo snacks, I know tortilla chips are a go-to for many, especially when paired with some ultra-creamy guacamole. But let's be real, those chips aren't exactly the healthiest option and it's easy to go overboard on them. That's why I want to introduce you to a healthier and even more delicious option - Pico de Gallo Stuffed Avocados! Trust me, as someone who loves a good snack, these stuffed avocados are the perfect alternative.
They are creamy, loaded with healthy fats that will keep you full, and packed with an amazing kick of flavor and spice. I promise you won't be able to get enough of them - they're a total game-changer!
Health Benefits of Avocados
You already know that I'm a huge fan of avocados. They are packed with nutrients and healthy fats that are essential for our bodies. In fact, the monounsaturated fatty acids found in avocados have been shown to have a positive impact on inflammation and even cancer cells. But that's not all - avocados are also loaded with soluble fiber, which is crucial for maintaining a healthy gut. As you know, I'm all about gut health and the benefits of nourishing the good bacteria in our bodies.
So, if you are looking for a delicious and nutritious way to support your overall health, avocados are definitely the way to go!
How to Make Pico de Gallo Stuffed Avocados
I just have to tell you, this recipe is seriously amazing - and the best part is, it's incredibly easy to make! All you need are two main ingredients: fresh pico de gallo and ripe, firm avocados. Now, you can always buy pre-made pico de gallo at the store, but let me tell you, it will never compare to the taste and freshness of homemade. Trust me, it's definitely worth taking the extra 10 minutes to make it from scratch.
When it comes to the avocados, look for ones that are ripe but still firm. For this recipe, I recommend using extra-large Haas avocados as they tend to have a bigger seed, which means a bigger hole to stuff the pico de gallo in. Once you've made your pico de gallo, it's as easy as stuffing a few tablespoons onto each avocado. And here's a pro tip - make sure to squeeze some fresh lime juice on top of the avocado and use your finger to fully coat it.
This will help prevent any browning if you plan to set them out as appetizers. And if you plan to enjoy them right away, you can fully peel the avocados before adding the pico de gallo. Trust me, once you try these stuffed avocados, you won't be able to get enough of them!
How to Refrigerate Pico de Gallo:
Pico de gallo may be chilled by simply transferring it to an airtight container and putting it in the refrigerator. It ought to be edible for up to 3–4 days. Before serving, be careful to thoroughly swirl it because some liquid may collect at the bottom.
How to Freeze Pico de Gallo:
While pico de gallo is tastiest when eaten right away, you may freeze it if necessary. After being frozen, the texture could somewhat alter, but it can still be utilized as a savory ingredient in meals like soups or stews. Remove any extra air before transferring the pico de gallo to a freezer-safe container or freezer bag for freezing. It should keep for up to two to three months in the freezer.
How to Reheat Pico de Gallo (If Required):
Since pico de gallo is typically served cold, it's not necessary to reheat it. However, if you're using it as an ingredient in a cooked dish and need to warm it up, simply add it to the dish during the last few minutes of cooking. Be careful not to overcook it, as this can cause the vegetables to become mushy and lose their fresh flavor.
Can I add other ingredients to my pico de gallo?
Absolutely! Pico de gallo is a versatile dish that can be customized to your liking. Some popular additions include jalapeño peppers, cilantro, and diced avocado. Just be careful not to add too many ingredients, as you don't want to overpower the fresh flavors of the tomatoes and onions.
How do I know if my avocado is ripe?
To determine if an avocado is ripe, gently press the skin with your thumb. If it yields slightly, but doesn't leave a dent, it's ready to eat. If it's too firm, it's not yet ripe. If it's very soft and mushy, it's overripe and may not be good to eat.
In conclusion, Pico de Gallo Stuffed Avocados are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional Cinco de Mayo snacks. With just two main ingredients and easy assembly, they're perfect for a quick and tasty appetizer or snack. Plus, with the health benefits of avocados and the fresh flavors of homemade pico de gallo, they are sure to be a hit with your guests.