Taco tuna lettuce wraps on a wooden cutting board with toppings and seasoning.

Avocados are one of my all-time favorite secret weapons in the kitchen. They aren’t just a source of healthy fats for your ketogenic diet but are also highly versatile and useful in all kinds of low-carb recipes that far surpass breakfast. 

Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, a satisfying snack, or a nourishing main course, avocados are a delicious way to add both flavor and nutrition to your plate. Just take a look at my recipes — so many of them feature this green superfruit! I can’t help it; it’s just so good for you, and it makes everything taste better. 

Speaking of my recipes, my Low-Carb Beef Kofta Wrap, Low Carb Taquitos, and Homemade Gyro Bowl using my Kaizen low carb rice would all taste delicious with the addition of avocado!

Alright, I’m going to stop gushing over avocados now. Let’s dive deeper into why avocados are such a great companion for low-carb diets, and then I’ll share some of my favorite low carb avocado recipes.

Taco tuna lettuce wraps with toppings and seasoning.

Why I Love to Use Avocado on a Keto Diet

Let’s start with what we already know: avocados are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats. Why is this good for a keto or low-carb diet? 

On a ketogenic diet, your body is in a state of ketosis where it burns fat for energy instead of glucose. Adding more healthy fats to your diet can help you stay in this state and continue to burn fat. These fats also help keep you feeling satisfied and full, so they can help reduce cravings and prevent overeating.  

But avocados are more than just a source of healthy fats. They also contain:

  • Vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C and potassium, which can be lacking in traditional low-carb diets. 
  • A net carb count of 1.5 grams per 3.5-ounce serving, making them a great low-carb option for those looking to increase their nutrient intake. 
  • A creamy, rich texture that adds depth of flavor that can be used in a lot of different ways. 
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My Top 10 Favorite Keto Avocado Recipes

There are many creative ways to enjoy avocado beyond the typical (and carby) avocado toast. Here are my top 10 favorite low carb avocado recipes that I make on the regular:

1. Creamy Avocado Salsa with Pistachios

Creamy avocado salsa in a wooden bowl with salad spoons.

Snack like a boss with this Creamy Avocado Salsa with Pistachios! Think of it like chunky guacamole — cubed avocado, tomato, and red onion with some spicy jalapeño peppers and crunchy roasted pistachios for an added bonus. It’s full of fresh ingredients, and the lime juice adds the perfect tangy touch.

2. How to Make Jammy Eggs

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If you thought eggs and avocado were the ultimate duo before, wait till you learn How to Make Jammy Eggs! Not only will you get the perfect soft-boiled egg yolks every time, but the flavors and texture combo are like nothing you’ve tasted before. Jammy eggs, avocado, tomato, walnuts, feta cheese, and Everything But the Bagel Seasoning… need I say more?

3. TikTok Salmon Bowl

This TikTok Salmon Bowl is my own delicious spin on the viral sensation that took over social media. The salmon comes out perfectly crispy and gets served over fluffy cauliflower rice and alongside some steamed baby bok choy, jalapeños, cilantro, and, of course, sliced avocados! Quick and easy to prepare, this bowl packs a punch in both flavor and nutrients. 

4. Low-Carb Bell Pepper Sandwich

A serving of low-carb bell pepper sandiwch on a patterned plate with sides and seasoning.

This Low-Carb Bell Pepper Sandwich is so good, you won’t even miss the sandwich bread! The bell peppers offer a satisfying crunch, while the pastrami, arugula, tomatoes, avocados, and brie create a delicious flavor combo that’ll delight your taste buds. It’s an easy recipe that’s perfect for a quick lunch or as a snack on-the-go.

5. Low-Carb Sushi Wraps

Low-carb sushi wraps on a wooden cutting board with sauce.

Like the viral tortilla hack trend, but make it sushi! These Low-Carb Sushi Wraps are THE keto recipe to satisfy your sushi cravings. Salmon pieces, avocado, carrot, and cucumber slices are wrapped up in a seaweed sheet with cream cheese. You get all the flavors of sushi but without the rice. It’s a healthy snack you can easily whip up any day of the week.

6. Easy Labneh Salad

A serving of Labneh salad in a bowl with toppings.

Crunchy, creamy, lemony, and herbaceous, this Easy Labneh Salad has the BEST flavor and is a perfect way to hit your daily veggie quota. Labneh is used like a pillow for the diced fresh veggies, and a drizzle of zingy dressing is the finishing touch. It’s a great recipe for potlucks, picnics, or as a side dish for dinner.

7. Taco Tuna Lettuce Wraps

Taco tuna lettuce wraps on a wooden cutting board with toppings and seasoning.

These Taco Tuna Lettuce Wraps are a low carb, high protein lunch that you’re going to want to have on your meal prep menu every week. Romaine lettuce makes a wonderful vessel for the flavorful tuna salad, and the jalapeño and taco seasoning brings a Mexican vibe to the recipe that is straight fire! Put some avocado, cilantro, and red pepper flakes on top to take it to the next level!

8. Cucumber Sushi Boats

A serving of cucumber sushi boats recipe on a wooden cutting board.

Whether you need an easy lunch, appetizer, or snack, these Cucumber Sushi Boats have got you covered. The cucumber serves as the perfect base for the spicy tuna or salmon filling, topped with mashed avocado and furikake. They’re refreshing, healthy, and oh-so-tasty! It literally takes only 10 minutes to make, so you can enjoy them anytime.

9. Keto Lettuce Wraps (Shrimp Louie Style)

Who knew butter lettuce could be a tasty alternative to bread? These Keto Lettuce Wraps are filled with juicy truffle mayo shrimp and topped with avocado chunks, jalapeños, red onion, and capers for a flavor bomb in every bite. They have such a fresh flavor and make a perfect light meal or appetizer. 

10. Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

A serving of scrambled eggs without milk with sides and toppings.

These Fluffy Scrambled Eggs are an elevated version of your average scrambled eggs without being more complicated or timely. Milk-free, this quick meal uses French butter as its secret ingredient to up the ante on flavor and silkiness. Serve with some avocado, salsa macha, feta cheese, and Everything but the Bagel Seasoning to really make this breakfast something to remember!

FAQ

What are some other ways to eat avocado on a low-carb diet?

There are plenty of delicious and creative ways to enjoy avocado on a low-carb diet, thanks to its neutral flavor and creamy consistency. Here are some other ideas to try:

  • Avocado egg salad 
  • Avocado chips
  • Avocado fries
  • Avocado smoothies
  • Avocado chocolate mousse

How do you elevate the taste of avocado?

Some people find avocados quite bland, but with just a few simple additions, the natural flavors can be brought out and made even more delicious. Try adding lemon or lime juice, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, or fresh herbs like cilantro or basil to enhance the taste of avocado. Each of my low carb avocado recipes uses at least one of these tricks!

What other fruit is allowed on keto?

Some other fruits that are allowed on a keto diet, in moderation, include berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries), watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and avocado. 

While on keto, it’s best to stick to low-sugar fruits and eat them in small portions to stay within your daily carb limit. Luckily, avocado has little to no sugar, making it a perfect choice for those following a low-carb lifestyle. 

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  1. Hello!!! I watch your videos on Facebook. I would really like to find the recipe for the Mediterranean Roasted Carrot Salad?

    1. Hi Lisa, unfortunately that recipe is not on my site (at least not yet) but you can still view it on Facebook. Make sure to click on the comments section– I’ve written it all out there. Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/reel/922145839395794

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