Avocado cups stuffed with farro, black beans and the right spices make great appetizers or mini-meals on a bright, sunny day. Serve with an easy lime-cilantro crema for maximum Southwestern impact!
The avocado is a rather unique type of fruit. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats.
Some of the most abundant nutrients in a single 3.5 ounce serving are:
- Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
- Folate: 20% of the RDA.
- Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
- Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
- Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.
They contain more potassium than bananas
They are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids
Avocados are loaded with fiber
Eating avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
Avocados are delicious and easy to incorporate in the diet
- 1 teaspoon Adobo Seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper Medium Grind
- 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 2 avocados, cut in half, seed and a small bit of flesh removed
- 1 cup uncooked pearled *farro (Bob’s Redmill or see below for substitution)
- 1 can (15-oz.) organic black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup crema Mexicana (can sub Greek yogurt)
- juice and zest of 2 limes
- 4 sprigs cilantro leaves, minced
- Rinse and cook farro according to the package directions. Boil a large pot of water and pour in farro, cooking for about 15-17 minutes for al dente texture (just like pasta, but longer).
- Drain any excess water and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
- Add black beans, salsa, adobo seasoning, chili powder, black pepper and olive oil. Stir to combine.
- Spoon in the farro mixture into the center of avocados.
- Whisk lime-cilantro crema ingredients together and spoon over stuffed avocados to serve.
Substitute for Farro; I would suggest you consider barley if you’re making a soup and quinoa if you’re making a salad. The cooking times for both of these would differ from the cooking time for farro.
Recipe Courtesy of: Simply Organic
Make it a goal to source locally grown organic produce, organic pastured eggs, raw dairy products, oils, and grass-fed meats as much as possible.