The flesh of a ripe Hass avocado is so luxuriously buttery and creamy you know from the first bite that it's loaded with fat.
The great news is that it is good for you. The fat that's in an avocado is mostly the healthier monounsaturated kind, similar to olive and nut oils. Avocados also contain loads of healthful nutrients and antioxidants. And if all these nutritional bonuses weren't enough, research has shown that adding avocado to a plain green salad helps your body absorb more of the nutrients from the other ingredients.
Still, even good fats are high in calories. So for this recipe we figured out a way to get all the benefits of avocado while cutting a bit of the fat.