This rich, creamy beauty plays very nicely with savoury, sweet, sour, and lots more dishes.
“The avocado is the fruit that just keeps on giving,” says Gaby Dalkin, blogger and author of the cookbook Absolutely Avocados: 80 Amazing Avocado recipes for every Meal of the day. Healthwise, one avocado has as much potassium as two large bananas, helping you replace what you lose of the mineral during your workout. Here, fun ways to enjoy it.
CHEERS TO AN AVOCADO COCKTAIL
In a blender, pulse 59ml tequila and 30ml each of triple sec, lime juice, and lemon juice. Add a few cilantro leaves and ½ a ripe avocado and blend. Pour into a saltrimmed glass. – JOHN JOSBERGER, FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR AT JW MARRIOTT DESERT SPRINGS RESORT & SPA IN PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA
● CREATE A CHUNKY BREAKFAST SPREAD
In a food processor, add 1½ ripe avocados, 113g goat cheese, the juice of 1 lemon, and a pinch of salt, and blend until smooth. then dice the remaining ½ avocado and fold it into the blended mixture with 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon. cover and refrigerate until ready to serve on wholewheat bagels. – CAMRON WOODS, EXECUTIVE CHEF AT OMNI LA MANSION DEL RIO IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
● MAKE DECADENTLY DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
Chop 283g 72% dark chocolate and melt in a saucepan or double boiler, stirring occasionally. scoop the flesh out of 2 avocados and process in a food processor until smooth. Add avocado, 4 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 pinches salt, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract to the melted chocolate. stir until all are combined and refrigerate for about 40 minutes, or until mixture is cool. cut a large square piece of parchment and pour ½ tablespoon cocoa powder onto it. roll a tablespoon-sized scoop of the chocolate mixture into a ball. coat in cocoa powder and place on a plate. repeat with remaining chocolate and cocoa powder. – AMY CASTLE, SIDECHEF APP CONTRIBUTOR AND AUTHOR OF VLOG WHAT’S AMY EATING?
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