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On Wednesday night I chatted to 5AA’s Peter Godfrey about avocados. While they might be a fruit he’s just getting into, they’re very very popular in our household. The toddler can demolish one in a single sitting and both Andy and I love them.
Unsurprisingly, for a Mexican fruit, some of avocado’s best pairings are flavours like lime (citrus is a great way of stopping the flesh browning) and coriander.
At the moment, they’re insanely cheap here in South Australia (our local supermarket, a Foodland, is selling them for 59 cents each!) so head to the shops to stock up.
Here’s some common and less common ways to use your bounty!
- Split your ripe avocado in half, remove the stone and fill with a simple vinaigrette (good quality olive oil, good quality vinegar or lemon juice, grainy mustard and salt and pepper). A perfect, self contained snack or small entrée.
- Mash with some yoghurt and season for a very simple guacamole. For something fancier, add some lime juice, some coriander and even some cayenne pepper or chilli powder.
- Make ice cream. Jamie Oliver has an avocado ice cream recipe and you make this vegan friendly by replacing the milk with coconut milk.
No changes are required to make this avocado chocolate mousse vegan friendly. Banana and avocado create the mousse-texture.
- Eat raw. Yes – you can indeed create raw chocolate brownies. The brownie itself is based around walnuts and dates and avocado comes into its own for the icing.
I haven’t tried these last three – chocolate mousse and brownies don’t really need any tweaking, as far as I’m concerned! But I do like the idea of messing around with the avocado icecream.
What’s your favourite way to eat avocado?