Avocados are getting a lot of attention these days. They are no longer simply used to mash up and make guacamole. No, now they are made into salads, used in sandwiches, and lots of other creations. TechyDad and I fell in love with an avocado dish while at a conference in the spring.
For some reason, we had never purchased whole avocados to use at home. This all changed this weekend when we bought the following while out shopping:
The avocados are ripening really quickly thanks to the warm weather. Wednesday night, we knew that we had to pit one of them and get moving. While TechyDad prepared things, I looked to see what we could make.
Thank goodness we had veggie burgers and some tortillas. TechyDad made wraps with the veggie burgers, tomatoes, and avocados. They were delicious.
My questions to you this week:
Are you a fan of avocados? If you are, do you have any good recipes to share?
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We LOVE avocados!! The best is sliced up with Tony’s seasoning and lemon. YUM!!
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I eat avocados whenever I can! I will even eat a whole one by itself: just cut it in half, slice it while still in the skin, and scoop out the slices. Squeeze a little lime on it, and salt and pepper and eat it like that. :)
I know guacamole is what everyone thinks of with avocados, but I like to eat guac with rye crackers, celery, jicama – anything.
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Avocados are YUMMY! :D
We use avocado all the time, I love making homemade salsa using mango, avocado, lime, cumin, salt, and chili powder.
Ella just tried avocado for the first time on Wednesday!
I love avocados! I especially like them in guacamole and this avocado salad my mom makes, but I also like sliced avocado on sandwiches and salads.
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We love Avocado. Both of my kids will eat it plain. I like it in a Tomato and Avocado Salad with Balsamic Dressing. I have also been making a black been and avocado salad, that we really enjoy (I can email you with more details if you want).
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Holy cow that looks good!!!!! I’m on my way over :)
I think in a sandwich is the way to go if you really want to appreciate the taste.
Have a great weekend!
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we love avocados! i always make avocado dip with onion and lemon juice!
i also make ice candy too which you just add condensed milk, some cornstarch, boil it and then let it cool off. i use ice candy plastic bags and then freeze it.
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NUMMERS! Yep, I love a nice fresh avocado dip and I love them quartered in salad. mmmmmm Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.
I am not a big fan but teens are so i ocassionaly find a good one and share it on my blog
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Avocado’s are so good and good for you!! They can be used in so many ways.
Unfortunately, I’m not a fan of avocado’s – no matter how good they are for you, I don’t like the texture or the taste. :) I wonder if I could ever be converted with a good recipe? ;)
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I’ve always loved pears (in my country that’s what we call them :)
I eat them with everything and they are way different than American pears/avocados.
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I love avocados. My favorite way to use them is to puree one with a clove of garlic and the juice of a lemon. I use mix it in with cooked quinoa for a yummy lunch. I have also used it as a salad dressing. I also like avocados as a topping for homemade tortilla soup.
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Just saw this recipe the other day. If I weren’t the only one that ate avocados in my house, I’d make it for sure!
2 lbs small potatoes, cubed
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1/2 cucumber, diced finely
First, prepare the potatoes. I used a medley of red, yellow, and purple little potatoes. I also used child labor tospeed up the process. I figured babysitting 5 kids can give me some sort of advantage with food preparation.
Boil the potatoes until soft, then drain and cool. I set them in the fridge to quicken the process.
Put the contents of the two avocados in a food processor or blender. Add lime juice and salt. Blend until creamy.
Add onion and tomato. Blend more, but only until mixture is well set.
Mix cucumbers with potatoes, then mix in avocado mixture. Serve immediately.
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