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Thai Stuffed Avocados

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Last month when Adam and I were driving to Lake Tahoe for 4th of July, we stopped at the most amazing little restaurant/bar in Auburn, California, right at the foothills off the Sierras. After being in the car for three hours, we were STARVING and immediately ordered the “house specialty” of thai stuffed avocados.

The stuffed avocados were beyond delicious, filled with a spicy cream cheese and hummus mixture and topped with sprouts and tons of salty roasted peanuts. It was the perfect “we’ve-been-in-the-car-for-hours-and-still-have-hours-to-go” food. After we finished the first one we immediately ordered another…then proceeded to get turkey and cranberry sandwiches on soft wheat rolls to go. We ate a ton of really delicious food that 4th of July weekend….barbecued ribs, creamed sweet corn, blueberry crisp, homemade baked beans and tiny little scallops served on seashells with dollops of wasabi aioli from one of our favorite restaurants on the lake…but it was those avocados that stay burned in my memory.

So excited to share with y’all my version of the recipe today!

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Avocados are a huge reason as to why I love California so much. They might be the one thing that’s actually cheaper here than anywhere else. Though I had heard of deep frying avocados {thank you, Trudy’s in Austin}, I had never heard of stuffing them….a teeny bit healthier but absolutely just as delicious.

Just kidding, I’m lying. There’s nothing as delicious as a fried avocado from Trudy’s. I’m just trying to make us all feel better for a moment.

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Like the version at the restaurant, these are stuffed with a blend of cream cheese, hummus and chili garlic sauce, guaranteeing that you get creamy, spicy deliciousness in every single bite.

These make a fabulous light lunch alongside a salad, an appetizer or an afternoon snack!

There’s no wrong time to eat a thai stuffed avocado.

It would only be wrong not to eat them at all.

 

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Thai Stuffed Avocados

serves 2

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Ingredients:

1 large avocado, ripe but still a little firm

1/2 cup cream cheese

1/3 cup hummus

1 tbsp chili garlic sauce

spicy sprouts

roasted peanuts

sriracha sauce

Directions:

In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, hummus and chili garlic sauce until well combined.

Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. Slice the avocado but keep it in it’s skin — you want it easily scoopable so the easiest way to do that is to make a checkerboard pattern with your knife.

Top each avocado half with a generous amount of the cream cheese mixture. Top with sprouts, peanuts and sriracha sauce. Enjoy immediately!

Time:

10 minutes

 

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75 Comments

  • Reply
    taylor @ taylormade
    August 7, 2013 at 4:05 am

    wow, how creative! these look absolutely amazing. cannot wait to try!!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)
    August 7, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Oh man, these look so good! Maybe even with a squeeze of lime? Super creative and different. Love it.

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    jenna k
    August 7, 2013 at 4:16 am

    wow, this looks great! I’ve started eating avocados a lot lately, so I’ll have to try using them this way!

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    Lauren @ The Highlands Life
    August 7, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Never have I heard of a stuffed avocado. And such a simple ingredient list. What could be better?

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    Laura
    August 7, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Wow. what an excellent recipe.
    As a child I used to half my avocado and fill the hole with mayonnaise – those were the days.

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    August 7, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Oh my gosh – these sound amazing!! I love the sriracha sauce drizzle on top – great recipe re-creation Jenna! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    August 7, 2013 at 4:43 am

    This is such a fun snack! Lovely idea!

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    Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    August 7, 2013 at 4:45 am

    This looks freaking amazing! Definitely something I need to try. I am a tad jealous that THIS is the type of food you get to eat when you road trip in CA. In OH, the only way I’d find something like this on a road trip is if I packed it. Ha!

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    Ruta
    August 7, 2013 at 4:53 am

    What a great idea! I’ve never tried anything like this, but it sounds just up my alley. I love avocado and thai flavors.

  • Reply
    Molly @ RDexposed
    August 7, 2013 at 5:27 am

    I’ve had a fried avocado, too! It was surprisingly good. I was expected a permanent rock in my stomach, but it was actually sort of light!

  • Reply
    Kelsey @aslolife
    August 7, 2013 at 5:33 am

    oh my gosh, I think I could eat these for every meal!

  • Reply
    Pallavi
    August 7, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Avocados are my newly discovered wonder fruit. From being a good source of protiens, to protecting your heart, to to improving your liver’s health, to protecting against oral cancer – this fruit does it all.

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    August 7, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Man, that has GOT to be one of the best looking avocados I’ve ever seen. I bet that combo of cream cheese and hummus is super creamy! I would be all over this as light lunch.

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    erin @hooleywithaz
    August 7, 2013 at 6:22 am

    love new ways to eat avocado! i need that book you told us about before. although they are definitely not as cheap here in MN…

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    August 7, 2013 at 6:26 am

    This is SUCH a fun idea and I am totally trying it the next time I have a surplus of avocados! I’ve been baking them into brownies and muffins but love this idea. Thai, peanuts, sriracha, sold!

  • Reply
    Tieghan
    August 7, 2013 at 6:49 am

    These are so different and look so good! What a great Idea! Pus, I love thai!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
    August 7, 2013 at 6:50 am

    This is an amazing idea! Love avocados and anything Thai so know I will love these! All of the flavors in this dish are great!

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    megan
    August 7, 2013 at 7:06 am

    My aunt and grandmother live in Auburn, CA and I leave for a visit in 3 weeks. What is the name of the restaurant? We will add it to our to do list. Thanks for sharing. I love your recipes!!!

    • Reply
      Sommer
      August 7, 2013 at 7:21 am

      Yes, restaurant name, please! We’re leaving on a road trip tmrw and might be passing through that area. It’s always nice to have some good food planned!

      • Reply
        Sarah | The Cyclist's Wife
        August 7, 2013 at 7:30 am

        Yes, please give props to the restaurant! We are local to Auburn too and would love to try it on a trip to Auburn Alehouse.

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          Eric Nordby
          August 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm

          The Little Belgium Deli

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        TYLER FROM LBD
        August 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

        The name of the restaurant is The Little Belgium Deli & Beer bar located at 780 Lincoln Way Auburn, Ca. (530)820-3056. My name is Tyler Lovejoy and am part of the LBD Family. Stop in and try one of these Avocados,

  • Reply
    Joelle ( on a pink typewriter)
    August 7, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Somehow stuffd avocados seem really decadent.

  • Reply
    Erin
    August 7, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Stuffed avocados are amazing. You should try them stuffed with crabmeat and a fresh mango salsa (mango, onions, tomatoes, cilantro).

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    LB
    August 7, 2013 at 7:34 am

    You have got to go to Ikeda’s, also right in Auburn. My family stops there on every trip to Tahoe to stock up on fresh produce, dried fruits and nuts, the BEST homemade pies and treats, and then we indulge in a burger and shake at their restaurant right there. Do yourself a favor and go!

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    Sarah @ Yogi in Action
    August 7, 2013 at 7:35 am

    This is perfect timing! I had just bought a bag of avacadoes and was thinking to myself, “What am I going to do with all of these avocadoes?” Then, I checked your blog and my question was answered ๐Ÿ™‚

    Definitely will be making these! Thanks for the great idea!

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    Elaine
    August 7, 2013 at 8:10 am

    What is the name of the restaurant? My husband and I will be making that same drive in a month or so and would love to try these for ourselves!!!

    • Reply
      jenna
      August 7, 2013 at 8:11 am

      I don’t remember! We found it on Yelp so I’ll try to go back and search..

  • Reply
    Faith
    August 7, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Was it Little Belgium?

  • Reply
    Bev @ Bev Cooks
    August 7, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Get OUT. I’m so all over this and back again.

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    Sarah | The Cyclist's Wife
    August 7, 2013 at 8:46 am

    It looks like the restaurant was Little Belgium… http://www.yelp.com/biz/little-belgium-deli-and-beer-bar-auburn

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    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com
    August 7, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I love avocados – these thai stuffed ones leave me drooling!

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    Theresa
    August 7, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I’m from Auburn!! Well, technically Colfax, but still…I live in SF now, but love going home to the foothills. What restaurant did you stop at? How have I not tried these before? Was it the Alehouse? You MUST stop at Joe Caribe sometime. It’s right off the freeway. I love the Pork Mojo sandwich, but people say their fish tacos are amazing. But I can’t order anything other than their pork because it’s to die for.

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    August 7, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Jenna, these look amazing! I recently read an article in Real Simple about other ways to enjoy avocados and stuffing them with all sorts of delicious things was one of the suggestions. I love this Thai version!

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    Julie D
    August 7, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Hi Jenna! Where do you find chili garlic sauce and spicy sprouts? Are we talking just a garlic-style Tabasco and regular sprouts? Thanks!

    • Reply
      jenna
      August 7, 2013 at 10:24 am

      Both should be readily available at any large supermarket! Look for the chili garlic sauce in the Ethnic food aisle and the sprouts in the produce…usually close to where the tofu is.

  • Reply
    Kelly Mitchem
    August 7, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I’m drooling, I live off of sriracha!

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    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    August 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

    We just got back from Tahoe yesterday and I didn’t want to leave, it was so beautiful and all of the food was ah-mazing. Wish I would have known about this place in Auburn because these look incredible!
    And I couldn’t agree more, cheap avocados are one of the best perks to living in California.

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    Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog
    August 7, 2013 at 10:24 am

    And I thought I knew every way to eat an avocado! But alas, I’ve never stuffed one. Such a great idea.

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    Kate
    August 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Wow, these look delicious! Auburn is such a great little town. I used to go rafting there, back when I had more time and money ๐Ÿ™‚ Turkey & cranberry is also one of my fave sammies.

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    Linda | The Urban Mrs
    August 7, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Gulp! Totally love this. Super duper creative.

  • Reply
    Michelle Torres
    August 7, 2013 at 11:27 am

    OMG! These look so so good!!!! I am a huge avocado lover and love spicy anything, so this is just perfect!! Thanks for sharing…

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    Riesling
    August 7, 2013 at 11:47 am

    When we first moved to California, we had a big avocado tree in the yard. The house was a Victorian and the tree was taller than the house. It rained avocados, but at the time I didn’t like them. Now of course I like them. So it goes.

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    judith scott
    August 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Never heard of a stuffed avocado? Where have you all been?
    There are so many delish ways to fix them, but the one I just had at the Ferry Plaza Seafood Restaurant has to be one of the best ever. Fresh bay shrimp with a mayonnaisey spicy sauce, accompanied by fresh Acme bread and an outstanding view of the SF Bay, TDF!
    Since I was in Auburn last weekend, wish I’d known about this place you suggested.
    And Ikeda’s is a must stop enroute to Tahoe.

  • Reply
    Sarah
    August 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Where can you get spicy sprouts? i’ve never heard of them. only reg. sprouts.

  • Reply
    Kim
    August 7, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Yum! I had a boyfriend in grad-school who made some sort of stuffed avocados, but I can’t for the life of me remember how he made them.

    Next time I’m down in Austin, I’ll have to swing by Trudy’s to try out these fried avocados you speak of! They sound very intriguing. Thanks for the Texas-tip!

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    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    August 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    These sound amazing. I love spicy tuna stuffed avocados.

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance
    August 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Ohh these look heavenly! I have a few almost-too-ripe avocados laying around and think they are destined to be stuffed with Thai-flavored goodness ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Jenn @ runnderlust
    August 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I used to love avocados but I had a bad one from jimmy johns and haven’t been able to eat one since! The texture of this bad one was so gross to me I think everyone will be like that now!!!

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    Leslie
    August 7, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Ohhh this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing such a unique recipe. I have some cream cheese just begging to be used in this dish.

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    Emily @ The Apron Blog
    August 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    o.m.g. this looks amazing. I love avocados, and this sounds like heaven. Will definitely have to try.

  • Reply
    Sparkly Jules
    August 8, 2013 at 12:12 am

    I read that as “Thai-stuffed Avocados.” Glad that’s not what they were. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Emily @ Life on Food
    August 8, 2013 at 2:04 am

    I love this idea! It looks amazing. Avocados would definitely be a huge reason for me moving to California!

  • Reply
    Caroline L.
    August 8, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Stuffing avocados has been my favorite treat as of late, but I’m in China for a few weeks and you literally can’t find an avocado ANYWHERE. Imagine my grief!

  • Reply
    Pauline
    August 8, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Do you think one could substitute the cream cheese with cottage cheese? Just trying to make it a *little* healthier…

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      Eric Nordby
      August 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      You can sub in anything that sounds good. My mother who inspired the item used to use Cottage Cheese and Tabasco with Black Pepper and eat for lunch when she was dieting. Cheers.

  • Reply
    Laurie {SimplyScratch}
    August 8, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Jenna these look outrageously amazing!

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    em@simplypresent
    August 8, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I never would have thought to stuff avocados. I’ve been on an avocado and Thai food kick lately. What perfect timing to stumble upon this recipe!

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    Maria@TheBrooklynFig
    August 8, 2013 at 10:24 am

    This recipe seriously has all of my favorite things. Hummus. Avocados. Thai food. YES please!!!

  • Reply
    Grace (My Spare Oom)
    August 8, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Those. look. so. good. Hummus and avocado? Sign me up!

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    Laurel
    August 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Okay, I live here in Auburn and I have never run across these delicious things! It looks like from previous comments that it might be the new Little Belgium Deli in downtown. My hubby and I will have to put this place on the list for our next date night. We’ve been meaning to try it, but now it’s an imperative. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Avocados truly are one of California’s greatest gems. I lived in Virginia for a few years when I was in college and I remember finding the avocados in the FOREIGN veggie section of the supermarket (…and they were from CA {????}). My roomie from NY had never tasted one, nor even heard of guacamole. Major tragedy, but one I quickly remedied.

    I like to eat mine with a little lemon juice squirted in the middle, but this is a great step up!! Will definitely have to try this out!!

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    Laurel
    August 8, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Oh, and one more thing….next time you come through town, on your way to Tahoe, try D’lish. It is right off the freeway, directly across the way from Ikeda’s. They have amazing coffee, baked goods, and a juice bar. You won’t be disappointed. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Shelly (Cookies and Cups)
    August 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    These are so gorgeous! I can never get enough avocado =)

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    Tasha@Tashasdish
    August 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Oh yum! I’m obsessive about avocados, so this is the perfect recipe for me. I’ve been looking for good weekend lunch recipes, so I will put this one in the cue for next weekend.

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