A Classic with a Twist….Lox, Bagels, and Avocado

Lox (smoked salmon), onion, and mashed avocado on a “Dave’s Killer Everything” bagel

For me, lox (smoked salmon) and bagels are comfort food. I love this dish with cream cheese and lots of sweet onion.

As with everything else, I’m always looking for ways to make my favorite dishes healthier, while maintaining flavor. So here’s another take on lox and bagels: Substitute avocado for the cream cheese.

Avocados are rich in flavor and full of nutrition. They are a source of potassium, folate (a B vitamin necessary for health), thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2) and niacin (B3), vitamin E, and vitamin K. And I find them to be a great substitute for cream cheese.

My favorite bagels these days are “Dave’s Killer” brand. Like most bagel products, these are rather high in calories (260 per one bagel). But they also contain substantially more fiber and protein than other brands (Dave’s “Everything” Bagel includes 13 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber).

This dish is nice with coleslaw, olives, and a few slices of tomato.

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