Here’s to another great #SeafoodSunday, Seafoodies!
We’ve got a PSA for all the dynamic duos out there! Listen up, Batman and Robin, Lucy and Ethel and even PB&J—Seafood and Avocado has got you beat! Separately, these two superfoods are wonderful, but together? Invincible! Whether you start with salmon, shrimp or crab (or tilapia or scallops or add your fave here), a seafood-avocado pairing is a sure-fire recipe for culinary success. Creamy avocado adds just the right amount of richness to a seafood dish, balancing spiciness or acidity and lending an irresistible textural dimension. You get a lush-tasting dish with just a few ingredients and not a lot of effort. Craveable, good for you and adaptable for any occasion, avocado is an indispensable tool to have in the Seafoodie arsenal!
Plus, when you guac up some fish, you’re getting two Mediterranean Diet-friendly foods in one! Both seafood and avocado are rich sources of heart-healthy fatty acids, which can help improve your mood and fight inflammation while keeping your heart and brain in tip-top shape. They also provide essential nutrients such as vitamins A, D and B complex to protect your eyes, bones and immune system. (See, you’re not just imagining that a salmon-avocado roll makes you feel good!)
With California Avocado Month just around the corner, we just couldn’t resist a sneak taste (or two) of our fave seafood-avo pairings, which we’ve gathered here. Brunch aficionados will want to check out our healthier, avocado-crab take on eggs Benedict—one bite, and you’ll be hooked! If you’re looking to expand your spring entertaining menu, try the garlicky shrimp-avo crostini and tortilla-crusted tilapia with mango-avocado salsa. We’ve even got a dish for uber-clean-eatin’ Seafoodies: seared scallops with zoodles and avocado sauce. It’s low-carb, dairy-free and paleo-friendly recipe you’ll definitely want to add to your dinner rotation.
What’s more, all of these recipes can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. So, whenever you need a quick kitchen fix, remember the number-one dynamic duo of all time.
Avocado-topped English muffins provide a luscious foundation for tender lump crabmeat and poached eggs. This versatile recipe works for breakfast, brunch or brinner!
If you like the flavors of traditional poke but prefer your fish cooked, try this marinated surimi snack inspired by the California roll.
A must-have for guac-tail hour! These appetizing toasts topped with juicy shrimp, chunks of creamy avocado and bright-red cherry tomatoes are sure to get snapped up quickly.
A spirited avocado salsa is the perfect foil for this crispy baked tilapia with a spiced tortilla and lime crust.
Your favorite tuna salad just got better! Avocado, crisp cucumber, red onion and cilantro add fresh flair to this 10-minute dish.
Despite its velvety appearance, this scallops dish is paleo-friendly! Blend some avocado, lemon and basil for a deceptively decadent, dairy-free sauce.
You’ll be bowled over by these spicy tilapia bowls! Chunky corn-and-black-bean salsa and smooth avocado crema add appealing contrast to the dish.
This just might be the ultimate avocado toast! With a double dose of omega-3s, sautéed shrimp and mashed avocado turn whole-wheat (or gluten-free) toast into a mood-enhancing, brain-boosting meal.
Brimming with heart-healthy salmon and avocado, crunchy vegetables and plenty of tang, these festive boats can be ready in just 15 minutes.