The Humble Avocado – Recipes etc.

AvocadoI bought a bag of 5 avocados a few days ago. I love avocado, and it’s good for you. Did you know that one small avocado contains NO cholesterol, virtually no sodium, 10% of the ‘good’ fat, a bit of potassium, a smidgen of protein, and plenty of fibre?  Yesterday, I did the ‘touch test’ and found them to be soft but not mushy – in other words, they had reached the peak of perfect ripeness (for my taste, anyway). Now, I can only eat so much avocado, so here’s what I did with them.

Avocado Egg Salad (lunch at work)

3 or 4 cooked eggs

1 small avocado

½ finely minced onion (regular) or

3 green onions, finely chopped

A squeeze of lemon or lime juice (optional)

Salt, pepper (black or cayenne) to taste

A dash of garlic powder (optional)

Method:

Coarsely chop the eggs and avocado. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Enjoy with rye or multi-grain toast. Or serve in scooped out avocado shell, with raw carrot ‘chop sticks’ and a garnish of tomato slices

 

Guaca-Salsa (for dinnertime)

2 small or 1 large ripe avocado(s)

¾ cup hot salsa

1 clove garlic, finely minced

A squeeze of lemon or lime juice

Method:

Mash the avocado, mix in the other ingredients, refrigerate for 1 hour (or longer) and enjoy with home-made pita chips, tortilla chips or raw veggies. Keeps well in the refrigerator – may go brown but still tastes great.

Frozen Pre-guacamole (for later)

2 small (or 1 large ) ripe  avocado

½ tsp of lemon/lime juice

Method:

Mash the avocado well, mix in the citrus juice. Store in the freezer (keeps well for 2 weeks). Use later for guacamole, guaca-salsa or avocado-egg salad.

Try these recipes – or create your own – and enjoy!

 

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3 Responses to The Humble Avocado – Recipes etc.

  1. hhh4u says:

    I never thought about putting avocado in an egg salad before!

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