Avocado. The super food that I oh so love! If I was on a deserted island and was only able to eat one food forever, it would be THE avocado. Okay, I’m getting to be a little much here, but seriously, avocado goes with EVERYTHING!
I’ve recently had people ask me about my favourite ways to eat avocados, so I thought I would share some simple, easy (sounds nice, right?) recipes with you.
It is best not to assume everyone knows how to cut an avocado, so here is the mundane part. I prefer to wash the avocado first, since so many lovely, but likely not clean hands, have been picking them up at the grocery store. Then, cut the avocado in half length-wise. If it’s the proper amount of ripeness, it will twist right off. (Tip: If you choose to store some of the avocado for later, keep the pit in the part you’re storing and it will stay fresh and green for longer!) Then, scoop out, cut out, squeeze out, make the avocado any shape you so desire for your delicious creations!
6 Ways to Enjoy an Avocado
1. In Salads
Nice and easy. Cut into cubes or long strips and add it to any salad. Whether it’s a simple salad with just lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado, or if you want to fancy it up with strawberries, oranges, and figs, avocado will always be a tasty accent!
2. In Tacos
For turkey tacos, beef tacos, fish tacos, I love to top mine with avocado, or mash it up at the base of the taco shell.
3. On Eggs
For a Mexican-style breakfast, top your eggs (any style) with avocado and salsa.
4. As a Mayo Replacement
I’m not a mayo fan, so I find mashed-up avocado to be a great replacement. I mix it in with my tuna salads or my egg salads. Put it in a sandwich, a wrap, or just eat it straight out of the bowl!
5. Avocado Rice Cake
Avocado Toast is all the rage right now, but I’m a fan of the Avocado Rice Cake. You can get a flavoured rice cake if you prefer. I recently bought Tomato & Basil Rice Cakes. I topped with half an avocado, some hot sauce, and Cheyenne peppers.
6. By Itself
One of my favourite ways to enjoy an avocado…Cut it in half, top with hot sauce, take a spoon, and eat it just like that.
All hail the avocado!!