Top 5 High Protein Avocado Recipes

by | Mar 24, 2018

How Much Protein Do Avocados Have?

Sorry to burst your bubble… but not much. Not much at all. There are only 2.7 grams of protein in an entire avocado according to the USDA. So if you were looking to add some protein to that toast….avocado toast isn’t going to cut it. Some people mistakenly think avocados have high protein because they are so filling, but their high fat and fiber content are the real sources making you feel full. Even though they’re not loaded with protein, avocados have plenty of health benefits. They are a great source of vitamin B-6, vitamin C, magnesium, and a boatload of other nutrients. Bet you didn’t know that avocados even have more potassium than bananas!

Here are some of our favorite high protein recipes with avocados so you can get your protein and have your avocado too.

Top 5 High Protein Avocado Recipes

1. Cilantro Lime Shrimp & Avocado Salad

This south of the border recipe is loaded with 36 grams of protein per serving and is super fast since shrimp only need about 5 minutes to cook.

Avocado Shrimp Salad

2. Avocado Chicken Salad

This delicious chicken salad from Family Fresh Meals has a whopping 37 grams of protein per serving. This recipe is great for using up leftover chicken! You can also buy a rotisserie chicken if you want to make this dish but don’t have time to cook the chicken on a busy day.

3. High Protein Three Seed Avocado Toast

This is how you do avocado toast with protein! This recipe from Stacey Homemaker has 26 grams of protein so you’re guaranteed to feel full after this breakfast.

Avocado Toast High Protein

4. Creamy Avocado Tuna Salad

This creamy tuna salad recipe replaces mayo with avocado and packs in 23 grams of protein per serving. Try this new flavor twist on the classic tuna salad for a quick meal that requires no cooking!

 

5. Easy Avocado Egg Salad

This unique egg salad recipe from Inspired Taste has 21 grams protein. You can serve it on cucumbers or in a lettuce wrap if you are cutting out bread.

 

Top 5 High Protein Avocado Recipes