Sunday, June 29, 2008

A is for Avocado

Avocados are really cheap at the moment. We all know how to make Guacamole and avocado on toast with tomato and cracked pepper but there's loads of other things you can make. You might like to try
this site or here's some other ideas:

Avocado, spinach and walnut salad

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons roughly chopped walnuts
  • 200g baby spinach leaves
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, stone removed, sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon


  1. Place walnuts into a small frying pan. Cook over medium heat, shaking frying pan often, for 3 to 4 minutes or until walnuts are golden and roasted. Remove from heat.
  2. Arrange spinach and avocado on serving plates. Sprinkle over walnuts. Drizzle with lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Source : Super Food Ideas - August 2003 , Page 24, Recipe by Annette Forrest

Linda McCartney's Avocado and Green Chili Soup
From: Tony & Karen Greenlee

Source: Home Cooking - by Linda McCartney and Peter Cox; Yield: 4 servings;

Preparation time: 10 minutes

  • 2 Ripe avocados
  • 3 c Soy milk
  • 4 oz Canned green chilies
  • 1 md Onion; chopped
  • Salt and pepper; to taste
  • 2 tb Lemon juice
  • 2 tb Dry sherry
Chopped chilies -OR- Fresh parsley

Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits.
Scoop out the avocado pulp and puree in a blender.
Add the remaining ingredients except garnish to the blender and puree until evenly smooth.
Pour the mixture into a serving bowl, garnish, and serve immediately.

Chocolate Avocado Dessert

Ingredients (you can use vegan versions):

2 ripe avocadoes
1 package silken tofu
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 cups melted chocolate chips


Peel and pit avocadoes. Blend in a food processor together with the tofu (room temperature), vanilla and golden syrup.

Blend in the melted chocolate chips.

This can be eaten alone, in a pie shell, or layered individual dishes with whipped topping and or fruit.

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 1/2 hour

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