One of my favorite snacks with loads of healthy fats is half an avocado with a tablespoon of sunflower seeds and a drizzle of honey. So I decided to upgrade my snack a bit! Thanks to some fresh California avocados picked off the tree and flown to me via my boyfriend and California walnuts this snack is taken up a few notches. I love eating multiple snacks throughout the day. If I need to add some more healthy fats then an afternoon snack like this works perfectly. Walnuts are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and avocados are loaded with unsaturated fats. California walnuts are delish toasted! They’re one of my favorite types of nuts along with almonds and pecans.
Grilled Avocado with Toasted Walnuts
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/4 cup California walnuts, chopped
- 2 tbsp honey
Preheat a grill pan on medium heat. Preheat oven (I use the toaster oven) to 350 degrees F. Spray grill pan with nonstick cooking spray. Cut avocados in half and remove the pits. Place avocados meat side down on the grill pan for 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile place walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in oven for 5-8 minutes. Use your nose to tell when they are done! They will burn quickly if you aren’t careful. While the avocados are still warm add toasted walnuts on top and drizzle with honey.
Number of servings: 4 | Serving size: 1/2 an avocado
Calories: 164, total fat: 15 g, total carbohydrates: 14 g, dietary fiber: 4 g, sugars: 9 g, protein: 2 g
What’s your favorite way to snack on avocados? Tell me below!
I received free samples of California walnuts mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Walnut Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.