Avocados have gained massive popularity in recent years, and for good reason! They are unique in that they are virtually the only fruit (yes, they are a fruit!) that is high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. They are also extremely nutrient dense as one serving, or 1/3 of an avocado, contains 20 different vitamins and minerals including folate, vitamin K, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium. One serving also contains 3 grams of fiber which, along with fat, helps stabilize blood sugar and keep you full for longer.
How to Prepare an Avocado
When shopping for an avocado, you want to choose one that is green under the stem. This means it is ripe. If the skin is brown, it’s overripe and if the stem does not come off easily, the avocado is not ripe at all.
When cutting and peeling an avocado, you want to be sure to fully remove the dark green part closest to the skin as this part of the flesh has the most nutrients. The following video demonstrates how to do this.
Healthy Avocado Cracker Recipe
In this recipe I use McCormick Gormet Citrus Chili and Garlic with Chia Seasoning. I originally purchased this seasoning for use in a homemade chili recipe and decide to try it out on avocado! The spicy yet tangy and savory flavor pairs deliciously with the mild tasting avocado.
I chose the brand of cracker used based off of its whole, recognizable ingredients (there were only 9!). Plus there are zero preservatives, artificial colors or added sugar!
4 Wasa Multigrain Crispbread (or whole
grain cracker of choice)
10-15 cherry tomatoes
citrus chili and garlic seasoning (optional)
1-2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- Cut and prepare avocado (refer to video above).
- Separate 1/4 the avocado evenly on each cracker. I prefer to mash it, but you can also leave it in thin slices.
- Cut each tomato in half and place them over the avocado.
- Drizzle each cracker with extra virgin olive oil.
- Finish by sprinkling with seasoning and sea salt.