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Japanese Furikake Avocado Boats make for a quick and easy snack! There’s nothing like finding the perfectly ripe avocado and then just digging into it with a spoon. These avocado boats are delicious, nutritious and of course keto friendly.
Japanese Furikake Avocado Boats
Get through your mid-day slump with the most satisfying healthy snack with a Japanese twist. It’s time to take a break from turning all of your avocados into guacamole. Instead, save some avocados for these amazing Japanese furikake avocado boats.
The unique flavors that the furikake brings to the table when paired with a basic avocado, are out of this world. Your tastebuds won’t know what hit them the moment you first try this addicting combo. You’ll find yourself stocking up on all the furikake and avocados when this becomes your new go-to snack option.
It’s easy to prepare, delicious, and will keep you satisfied for hours. What’s not to love about that?!
What is Furikake?
Furikake is a seasoning that can essentially be equated to the salt and pepper of Japanese cuisine. The seasoning is used to top rice, fish, vegetables, and an array of other dishes.
The seasoning is often brightly colored and flaky. It can have a slight fish or seafood flavoring and is sometimes spicy. So, if you really hate any fish flavors I wouldn’t suggest giving this one a try. While there is a basic version of furikake, you can also find other flavor variations such as wasabi, nori, or salmon flavored.
Where To Buy Furikake Seasoning
While furikake seasoning may seem like something you’ll have to make a special trip to find, its actually way easier to get than you would think.
You can find furikake at a variety of different grocery stores, including some of the big box stores like Walmart and Target. Don’t go looking with the regular spices and seasonings to find this specialty item though. In most cases, you will find it in the dry good Asian section of the grocery store.
If you don’t want to risk not finding what you need in your local grocery store, you can always order some online. Amazon has many different options, and you can even buy a variety pack, to try out several different blends at once.
Homemade Furikake Seasoning
If you’re just dipping your toes into the world of furikake seasoning, then I don’t blame you for just trying some premade seasonings. That way you can figure out what you like and don’t like.
For those of you who might be past that initial stage of trying it out, why not try making your own? Making your own furikake is super simple, and most recipes take under 20 minutes to complete.
Note: Some of the recipes can involve some hard to find ingredients if you want to make a truly authentic recipe, but you can also find just as good recipes that swap some of those specialty ingredients for everyday items you can easily find.
Check out a super simple and tasty Homemade Furikake Seasoning recipe here.
Avocado Boat Ingredients
- Avocado (we prefer hass)
- lemon juice
- furikake seasoning
How To Make an Avocado Boat
To make an avocado boat, it really doesn’t take much effort at all. When you remove the pit, the whole created from that on each side acts as the hollowed out portion of the boat.
Essentially all you have to do to create an avocado boat is cut it in half, remove the pit, and fill it with whatever ingredients you want. You can then eat it right out of the skin or remove the skin prior to eating.
How Can I Tell if an Avocado is Ripe?
I’m sure you’ve been there before when you’re trying to rush through the store, you just grab the first avocado you see in the bin, and you get home and its either wayyy too ripe or not even close to being ripe enough.
Making sure you come home with a perfect ready to eat avocado can be a little tricky, but there are a few measures you can take to make sure you’re picking out the best one.
Tips for Picking out the Right Avocado
- Check the color: An avocado with slightly darker skin will be riper than those with lighter colored skin, so be on the lookout for the deep green colored avocados.
- Look for bruises: Check to make sure the one you want doesn’t have any indentations as it will be likely that the avocado is already bruised on the inside.
- Feel for ripeness: Place the avocado in the palm of your hand and gently squeeze without using your fingertips. The perfect avocado will feel slightly soft but it will not feel mushy to the touch. Ripe fruit is perfect for that day, so you will want to store in the refrigerator if you plan to eat it in a day or two to prevent the fruit from becoming overripe or spoiled.
Check Out Even More Keto Snack Recipes!
Snack time, even as an adult is arguably the best time of the day. Just because you are trying to eat healthy, doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of a good mid-day, or late night snack.
Snacks that can be eaten without any of the guilt are always my go to when I’m craving something in the middle of the day. Next time you’re in that same position, check out some of these keto snack recipes that are the perfect way to snack and still stay up to date with your keto regimen.
- Low Carb Sof Pretzel Recipe
- Low Carb Everything Bagel Cheese Chips
- Keto Summer Sausage Cucumber Bites
- Keto Little Smokies
- Low Carb Corn Dog Bites
- Baked Zucchini Fries
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- ½ medium Haas avocado
- 1 squeeze fresh lemon
- ¼ tsp Japanese furikake seasoning
- Squeeze the lemon on top of the avocado and sprinkle on the furikake.
- Serve immediately.