We all know that avocado is a healthy fruit which contains essential fatty acids, a lot of vitamins and minerals.
It can help improve your blood pressure and lower your cholesterol.
So the first time I bought an avocado from a supermarket I was quite surprised to notice that it didn’t taste much like a fruit, but more like a vegetable.
However, since I haven’t tried an avocado before, my first mistake was to try eating it when it wasn’t ripened. So if you buy an avocado that is hard, leave it at least 2 days, at room temperature, before eating it; it should be soft by then.
My second mistake was trying to eat it plain. Some people might enjoy it like that; in my opinion, avocado tastes much better when it is incorporated in a dish recipe.
Here are a few recipes and tips on how to include avocado in food dishes.
Avocado in Spanish is Aguacate, which gives the name of this dish. Peel and remove the seeds of 3 avocados. Put their pulp in a blender along with 2 peeled tomatoes, garlic and onion (depending on your taste). After they blend you should have a homogenous paste. Season it with salt, chili, lemon juice and coriander. Leave it for about an hour in the refrigerator. After that, the paste should be ready to be eaten with whole grain toast if you prefer.
Avocados can be integrated practically in any type of salad. Chop 1-2 avocados in very small pieces and mix them with tomatoes, olives, coriander, peppers and sweet corn; add a pinch of salt and lemon juice and you’ll get a spicy salad. Mashed avocados can also be used in dressings, as a substitute for mayonnaise.
Due to its creamy texture, avocado can be smeared on toast, just like butter. You can add tomato slices, or you can mix the avocado with light cheese, parsley and dill and you’ll get a delicious paste ready to be eaten with whole grain toast. You’ll have a healthy and nutritious breakfast or snack.
These are only a few of many delicious avocado recipes. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. Bon appetite!
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Filed under: Nutrition, Recipes by Alice in Dietland