Smoked salmon with avocado and watercress
- 2 cups (2½ oz.) 475 ml (70 g) watercress, thick stems removed or baby spinach
- 1 (7 oz.) 1 (200 g) avocado, slicedavocados, sliced
- 11 oz. 300 g smoked salmon or deli turkey
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp chopped scallionchopped scallions
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp finely chopped, fresh dill
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp 1 tsp finely chopped, fresh chives (optional)
- Arrange the watercress, avocado slices, and salmon on plates. Garnish with scallions, dill, and chives. To serve, drizzle with olive oil, mostly over the watercress.
Not a fan of smoked salmon?
You can swap the smoked salmon for cooked salmon, canned salmon, or another fish of your choice.
If you don't like fish, try cooked chicken instead.
Diet Doctor’s recipe team has slightly adjusted this recipe to follow our guidelines. You’ll find the original recipe in Pascale’s cookbook, "The Keto Cure".1
Why is avocado such an ideal ingredient in the ketogenic diet?
Avocados are not only delicious and versatile in the kitchen, but they also contain lots of healthy fats such as monounsaturated fats, and few net carbs. They do contain a lot of carbs, but most of these are fiber and won't affect your blood sugar level.
Avocados are also exceptionally nutritious and rich in potassium and fiber. If you remove the carbs from a recipe and replace them with avocado, chances are, you will have an ideal keto recipe.
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That sounds like a nice addition!