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Paleo Stuffed Avocado

18. February 2014|Martina|14

I've been busy working on the next big update of KetoDiet which will soon be on the Appstore. I won't go into detail now but will write a post about what you can expect in the new version :-) Now, back to my recipe…

Stuffed avocados are quick to prepare, sating and low in carbs. I use all kinds of different fillings and this one is my favourite!

This recipe includes three super foods: avocado, turmeric and sardines.

Including avocado in your diet is the best way to boost your electrolyte intake without taking supplements. An average avocado has less than 4 grams of net carbs, is very high in fibre, healthy monounsaturated fats and contains 50% EMR potassium.

Mark Sisson has an informative article about the numerous health effects of turmeric, including reduced inflammation, the real cause of heart disease.

Finally, sardines are high in healthy omega 3 fatty acids and low in mercury. If possible, get sardines in a glass jar or BPA-free tin.

Preparation time:

Hands-on:        5 minutes
Overall:         5 minutes 

Nutritional values (per serving):

Total Carbs19.5grams
Net Carbs5.5grams
of which Saturated7.5grams
Magnesium100mg (25% RDA)
Potassium1410mg (70% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (3.7%), protein (18%), fat (78.3%)

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 1 large avocado (200g / 7.1 oz)
  • 1 tin sardines, drained (90g / 3.2 oz)
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise, try my home-made mayo (15g / 0.5 oz)
  • 1 medium spring onion or bunch chives (15g / 0.5 oz)
  • juice from ¼ lemon
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder or 1 tsp freshly ground turmeric root (preferred)
  • ¼ tsp salt (I used pink Himalayan)

Notes: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).


  1. Halve the avocado and remove the seed. Drain the sardines and place them in a bowl.
  2. Scoop the middle of the avocado out leaving ½ - 1 inch of the avocado flesh. Add finely sliced spring onion (or chives) and freshly grated turmeric root (or dried turmeric powder). Add mayonnaise and mix in well.
  3. Add the scooped avocado flesh and mash into desired consistency. Squeeze in fresh lemon juice and season with salt.
  4. Scoop the avocado mixture into each avocado halve and enjoy!

Comments (14) -

Missy 2/19/2014 11:48:15 AM #

Thanks! I was looking for a quick meal that would include turmeric - can't wait to try it!


Martina @ KetoDiet 2/19/2014 7:48:39 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Thank you Missy!


Betty 2/20/2014 11:03:05 AM #

This looks delicious! I have never had sardines though… I may try it with tuna for a start Smile


Martina @ KetoDiet 2/22/2014 5:38:05 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

They are delicious but you can try tuna too Smile


Wenchypoo 2/20/2014 12:54:04 PM #

When mentioning potassium, what's EMR?


Martina @ KetoDiet 2/22/2014 5:37:04 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Hi, it's Estimated Minimum Requirement (EMR). There is no RDA for potassium.


Ava 3/11/2014 9:48:38 PM #

So many super foods in just one recipe. I <3 the combination of sardines and turmeric!


Martina @ KetoDiet 3/12/2014 10:31:54 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Thank you! It is a "superfood recipe"  Smile


Scott 4/23/2014 8:19:47 AM #

This is delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Martina @ KetoDiet 5/13/2014 3:00:38 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Thank you Scott, hope you like it! Smile


Bill Madison 5/13/2014 2:49:36 PM #
Bill Madison

Definitely looks delicious, will have to try.


Martina @ KetoDiet 5/13/2014 3:01:10 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Thank you Bill!


Phyllis 8/26/2014 7:37:43 PM #

Sounds delicious. Will have to try soon.


Martina @ KetoDiet 8/26/2014 10:21:03 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Thank you Phyllis!


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