This post was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I absolutely love avocados. I am one of those people who will cut an avocado in half and eat it right out of the skin with a spoon. In fact, I’d argue that avocado is the perfect complement to any meal or as a delicious snack. However, I’ve noticed a trend lately of avocado hand injuries. So I wanted to share my tips for how to avoid avocado hand injury and an easy avocado crab dip.
So first off, let’s talk about avocado hand injury. I had no idea that this was a thing until recently. But that’s also because I learned how to cut an avocado both on the cutting board and in my hand.
If you really want to avoid the perils of being cut, then I would advise that you use a cutting board.
However, if you want to learn my simple techniques, keep reading.
First things first, hold the avocado in the palm of your hand. Choose a medium sized knife and make a cut into the top of the avocado. We’re looking to split your avocado length wise.
You want the knife as deep as possible until you feel the seed. This is important.
Cut around the avocado and rotate the avocado as you cut. The entire time, your knife blade should be on top of the seed.
Once you have completed a full rotation, you will have two (mostly even) avocado halves. To remove the seed, take the same knife and give it a gentle whack. You should be able to remove the seed by simply twisting the knife a little. But if you can’t, a spoon will also work fine.
When it comes to avocados, we prefer Hass avocados.
So versatile, fresh avocados can be used in any meal or dish. They can be used as a recipe substitute for bad fats, a way to add naturally good fats, a nutrient-dense fruit to add nutrient value, and as a vegan or vegetarian possible alternative to dairy products.
Avocado contributes nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, making it a good choice to help meet nutrient needs.
According to a survey by Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®, over 75% of the fat in avocados is unsaturated (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats), making them a great substitute for foods high in saturated fat.
With all the health benefits avocados can provide, it’s time we all start incorporating it into our diets. Since avocados are high in calories, it is recommended to eat ½ of one daily, if you workout regularly you may be able to have more.
Avocados are usually overlooked due to their high calorie count. One avocado is over 300 calories. However, the high calorie count can be quite deceptive. You see, one avocado can provide you with 54% of the recommended daily value of fiber, and it is this high amount of fiber that makes this fruit a fat burning machine.
Did I mention that I only use three ingredients? You can use more, if you’d like. Ingredients such as fresh cilantro are enjoyed by others. I’m not a fan of cilantro though so I leave it out. And if you’re not going to consume all of it, you should use a little bit of lemon juice or fresh squeezed lemon to preserve the color.
I use the same method for this easy crab and avocado dip as I use for my easy two ingredient guacamole.
You can also use imitation crab, but I prefer lump crab meat.
And this recipe can be adjusted, as needed, to serve more guests. Just add more avocado or crab.
- 1 medium Hass avocado
- 1 can lump crab meat
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- After halving one Hass avocado, scoop out the insides and put into a medium sized bowl.
- Drain the liquid from your lump crab meat and add to the same bowl
- Pour soy sauce over the crab and avocado and the mash together with a spoon, fork, or potato masher until blended
- Serve and enjoy
How do you enjoy your avocado?