In this recipe, halved avocados are stuffed with a homemade cashew cream, garnished with chopped nuts and chives, and served with a side of sliced cherry tomatoes. This simple recipe both looks and tastes like something you would order off the menu at a high-end restaurant, but it's so easy — and affordable — to make in your own home. Serve these as an appetizer or light course at a dinner party, or simply enjoy them with no occasion in mind.

Cashew Cream Stuffed Avocado [Vegan]

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Calories

353

Serves

4

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Ingredients

  • 2 avocados

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked for 4 hours and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon tamari
  • 1/4 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

For the Garnish:

  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 4 Brazil nuts, roughly ground and mixed with 1/2 teaspoon tamari.
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons paté
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Preparation

  1. Blend all ingredients for the filling in high-speed blender until smooth.
  2. Cut the avocados in half, remove the seeds, and with a spoon, scoop out the flesh in one piece.
  3. Brush olive paté on a plate, place the avocado half on top and fill with the filling. Garnish with ground Brazil nuts and chopped chives. Add the cherry tomato julienne on the side.
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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1412 | Total Carbs: 78 g | Total Fat: 115 g | Total Protein: 32 g | Total Sodium: 1007 g | Total Sugar: 18 g Per Serving: Calories: 353 | Carbs: 20 g | Fat: 29 g | Protein: 8 g | Sodium: 252 mg | Sugar: 5 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.