First off, in case you didn't know...I love avocado SO much so that when my hubby brought a bunch of big, beautiful Bermuda avocados home from work (THANK YOU Damien!) I did a happy dance. Since they are almost all ripe, I don't want to waste any of their precious monounsaturated fats, potassium, or fiber! It's a good thing that we have my mother and father in-law visiting to help take some of the load 🙂
PS - I used to hate avocado so just goes to show that we need to keep trying new things as now my salads are just NEVER the same without them now!
I feel like sometimes we take things too seriously in the kitchen. I definitely like to experiment in the kitchen to create dishes with whatever I have a lot of on hand.
Here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy Avocado! As always, I'd love to hear your ideas too.
- 1 ripe avocado diced
- 1/2 cup ripe pineapple or mango diced
- 1/4 red onion diced
- 1/4 cup diced tomato
- 1 splash of lime juice
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Mix it all together and enjoy!
- I like to use this salsa to top chicken or fish, in a wrap, or to put on top of a rice cake. This recipe is the same for guacamole except I like to add a few chopped chili or jalapeño peppers to spice it up and sometimes I eliminate the pineapple/mango. In a pinch you can add a spicy salsa to the diced avocado for quick guac! To make the guacamole a little lighter and to add some protein I will puree 3/4 cup of green peas and mix into the mixture. So many options!