04 Jul 3 Ways to Eat Avocados
Avocados are a stone fruit. Not that it makes any difference; a rose by any other name…
The majority of people in Greece do not like avocados. And I made it my mission to find out why. Turns out they treat it as a fruit (which is actually accurate, please refer to fun fact 1) but they are turned off by its lack of sweetness as they were expecting a more juicy, stereotypical kind of fruit. They never realised it’s supposed to be treated as a vegetable.
What if I gave you a tomato, given that you have never seen a tomato before and told you it’s a fruit? You’d lose trust in me and never let me give you food ever again. What a disaster for a professional chef.
However, avocados are delicious and nourishing and they go with pretty much anything!
I am obsessed with guacamole and I have a feeling that so are you. Smashed ripe avocados, lime or lemon juice, a generous dose of olive oil, onions, cilantro and tons of freshly ground black pepper. Can you think of anything more finger-licking?
I can come us with a least 5, equally delicious ways to eat avocados like there’s no tomorrow.
Avo on toast is old news. We do bruschettas instead.
- 1 baguette, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 lemon
- sea salt and black pepper
- poppy seeds to garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place baguette slices onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place into oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
- In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, avocado, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper, to taste.
- Top each baguette slice with the tomato mixture, garnished with seeds.
- Serve immediately, drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
- 1 cup fresh basil , tightly packed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4-6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 ripe avocado
- sea salt & black pepper
- Process all the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
- Add a bit of water if needed to achieve desired texture and consistency.
- Adjust the seasoning and serve with crusty bread, pasta or crepes.
3 lovely ways to eat avocados
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