Avocados, Anyone?

May 11, 2010

Friends. I need your help. We have been gifted a large sum of avocados. I need ideas for how to use them up. Just an FYI, I have already thought of guacamole. ;-)

p.s. You guys are so good at recipe suggestions (here, here, here, and here) and I thank you in advance!

47 comments:

  1. I love Jamie Oliver's chicken fajitas with sliced avocado and Avocado salad with grilled shrimp and grapefruit dressing.

    I miss good-creamy avocados, the ones we have in Brazil are too watery and mushy.

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  2. I'm a big fan of B.A.T.'s - Bacon Avacodo Tomato sandwich!!!

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  3. I have made the Spice Rubbed Tilapia with Strawberry Avocado salsa about a dozen times in the last two months. It's modified from a Whole Foods recipe and was featured on Lilac and Ivy. It's amazing!
    http://blog.lilacandivy.com/2010/02/table-talk-spiced-rubbed-tilapia-fillets-with-strawberry-avocado-salsa.html

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  4. I am so jealous. This is my third pregnancy and the official food is avocado. Tonight I am toasting a sesame bagel, a little butter, slice some tomato and then top with half an avocado (salt & pepper of course). I eat them as an open face sandwich. Boring but oh so good. Enjoy your green beauties.

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  5. Add them to smoothies! It makes them so creamy and a little protein will make that smoothie last until lunch time. Yum.

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  6. Too soon to whip some up for Little E? As a baby food, they taste great pureed with banana or pretty much anything else! I've been trying to cut back on dairy and have been using avocado almost anywhere I used to use cheese or butter. Looking forward to watching these recipes roll in!

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  7. Chocolate avacado mousse. Amazing.

    http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/chocolate-avocado-mousse

    (the cinnamon and chili here is wonderful!)

    Kiwi salsa is also lovely:

    http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/kiwi_salsa/

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  8. Not quite a guacamole, but in the same family- looks like a fun cross between that and bruschetta.
    http://www.sweetonveg.com/2010/04/guacamole-salsa-verde-garlic-toast/

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  9. in this month's Sunset magazine there is a recipe for a yummy avocado cucumber salad dressing.

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  10. With bbq'd shrimp, black beans, rice, sour cream, in a burrrrrrrito mamacita!
    Also, the baby will eat lots, mashed with banana.

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  11. you can make wonderful pudding using the same volume of fruit [blueberries and cherries are my children's favorite] one avocado, 1 TBLSP coconut oil and a dash of cinnamon to make a wonderful creamy non-dairy pudding with loads of wonderful brain building fats. This also freezes for yummy popsicles.

    It's also great to add creaminess to salad dressings or blended soups.

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  12. Avocado ice cream? I went to Niederfranks in National City and it is their most popular flavor. It has a mild flavor.

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  13. This Chilled Avocado Soup is a big hit at summer parties. Serve in small bowls or glasses, with chopped prawns on top, or whole prawns skewered on a cocktail stick.
    2 large ripe avos
    1 garlic clove, chopped
    1/3 cup lime
    pinch of cayenne
    1 litre cold chicken or veggie broth
    Process avocado, garlic, lime juice and cayenne in a food processor. Add cold broth. Process, Season to taste with sea salt, pepper.
    Serve.

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  14. Massaged kale salad!!! You literally "massage" kale with avocado (breaking it up until it coats the kale), olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh lemon juice. I know it sounds weird, but it's surprisingly delicious and a great new take on salad. :)

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  15. I haven't personally tried it but this looks good:

    http://www.oprah.com/food/Avocado-and-Sprout-Sandwiches

    and it's on my list.

    Otherwise I pretty much just make lots and lots of guacamole. love that. Oh and I've heard you can use it in smoothies to make them more creamy.

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  16. I'm sure you already know this, but it makes a perfect baby food mashed with just a fork! It's also great if you add just a little spice, something mild like curry or cinnamon, even garlic! If you're really adventurous, go for some cilantro, vinegar, or fennel. Babies love it! Make sure there are no allergies, but introducing babies to a wide variety of spices is supposed to help them develop a broad palate and become less picky toddlers!

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  17. I think I have a recipe for brownies that uses avocados.

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  18. I recently tried a recipe from my friend, Jessica's cooking blog for avocado hummus. I had never heard of this, but her description made it sound so good...and it did not disappoint~ think, "guacamole meets hummus"!

    http://kitchenbelleicious.blogspot.com/2010/04/hummus-oh-how-i-love-thee.html

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  19. I just ate an entire dinner based on avocado last night! how funny:-) I looooooove avocado. we actually made the simplest and most yummy salad I found in the barefoot contessa parties book, an endive and avocado salad with a very simple mustard vinaigrette. painfully easy and drool worthy flavors. i paired it with grilled shrimp and her spicy mango salsa (which came out more like chutney) with coriander rice on the side. it was divine.

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  20. Avocado, red onion, grape or cherry tomatoes, blue cheese or roquefort with a raspberry vinaigrette. Proportions are to your taste. Leave it chunky, serve it al fresco on a warm spring evening.
    Fresh veggies, powerful cheese, and delicate raspberry flavors that just pop in your mouth make you feel like you've just eaten dessert!
    I highly recommend!

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  21. Roast Beet & Avocado Salad with Citrus, Hazelnut & Sherry
    Serves 2

    1 Beet, roasted
    1 avocado
    Citrus (half an orange, a mandarin orange or even try some clementines)
    1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts

    Vinaigrette:
    Our best guess is that it's a mixture of sherry, lemon and olive oil with some salt and pepper. (We like subbing in lemon for sherry for the bite without the alcohol).

    Slice the beet and avocado and arrange on a platter. Add the citrus. Toast the hazelnuts and drizzle the vinaigrette over the dish. Voila!

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  22. we just made a raw chocolate cake that used avocado. I posted it on my blog today!

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  23. I adore avocado! This recipe is amazing, found from a great food blog, who found the recipe at Whole Foods. Give it a try it won't disappoint!
    http://www.fresh365online.com/recipes/2009/3/19/mango-avocado-salad-with-black-beans-and-lime-vinaigrette.html
    Enjoy!!

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  24. Wow - how awesome! A few tips...
    1. add to a smoothie - delish!
    2. massaged kale salad
    3. make chocomole - see this blog post for details
    http://www.choosingraw.com/rainy-day-chocomole/

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  25. The Barefoot Contessa's avocado and grapefruit salad!

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  26. I can help you out with those - I'll just come pick some up! :)

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  27. I haven't read through all the other suggestions yet, but I love a good grapefruit and avocado salad.
    Also, RAW CHOCOLATE PUDDING! Unbelievable. I don't have a link to a recipe, but I know you can find some out there.
    Also, I just love them mashed on toast with lemon juice and olive oil, and I know folks who love to add sardines to that mix...

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  28. OH I love avocados. i usually drink avocado milk shake! :D

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  29. Toasted whole wheat or oat bread, avocado (smeared like a butter), olive oil drizzled on top, a little sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.

    There is no better breakfaast in the world.

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  30. one of my FAVE things in the a.m. is a toasted sprouted english muffin, topped with mashed avocado and sea salt.

    also, this is delish as a side dish to tacos or something mexican:

    black beans, chopped tomatoes, diced avocado, and red wine vinaigrette.

    also, puree a huge batch, and freeze them in ice cube trays for your little E!

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  31. I like raw avocado soup. All you need is a blender, some avocado and tomato, and . . . just about any other veggie you have on hand.

    Put them all in the blender and whiz them up. I like avo, tomato, fresh basil (lots!), lemon juice, and zucchini. And then, because this is like a salad, I top it off with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. So yummy and so healthy and the ingredients are of infinite possibility.

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  32. This salad:

    http://one80three60.blogspot.com/2010/02/not-for-rabbits.html

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  33. We love Avocados! I recently did a post on 7 ways to enjoy avocado at the family table - maybe this will give you some ideas!

    http://mixingbowlkids.typepad.com/family_bites/2010/04/five-ways-to-enjoy-avocado-at-the-family-table.html

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  34. Ditto the avocado and grapefruit salad. I'm currently obsessed after I had it at Boma in Disneyworld (they had papaya in theirs as well but I can't find papaya around here).
    Smitten Kitchen's black bean tacos with avocado are excellent. So was her avocado salad with carrot-ginger dressing: http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/04/avocado-salad-with-carrot-ginger-dressing/
    And the Bitten Word's guacamole chicken salad was great:
    http://www.thebittenword.com/thebittenword/2010/04/guacamole-chicken-salad.html#more
    Nigella Lawson turned me on to a smushed avocado with lime and a little sea salt on an English muffin (whole wheat is actually better for this) for breakfast. Love it.
    And, one last recipe:
    Creamy Carrot Ginger Bisque
    from Vegetarian Times, summer 08

    4 C fresh carrot juice (I of course used fresh bottled)
    3/4 C pine nuts (toasted or raw work)
    1 clove garlic
    1/4 tsp cumin
    1 avocado, sliced
    2 tsp grated ginger

    Puree all in blender. (Note: I found that doing the pine nuts first with a little bit of the juice when it started turning to nut butter helped the texture.) Season with salt and pepper.

    These are an amazing collection of recipes--thanks!

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  35. I have been wanting to try this honeydew and avocado smoothie :)
    http://www.cookiemag.com/food/2009/10/honeydew-avocado-smoothie

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  36. mash them on toast with a sprinkle of salt. My favorite!!

    did you know that you can freeze guacamole nicely?

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  37. I have to say we lived on this during the summer and all my friends stole this "recipe"
    diced red onion
    chopped coriander
    chopped avocado (not too small)
    chopped mango (not too small)
    chopped red chili (take the seeds out for little ones or for those who don't live on the edge).
    Squirt on some lime juice or lemon juice...you can put on some olive oil but the juice of the mango does the trick normally...hopefully it should blow you away....very nice with garlic prawns.

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  38. we always eat open-faced sandwiches with our avocados! slice of toasted sourdough, couple slices of salami, provolone cheese, and sliced avos on top! so yummy & so fresh!

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  39. i LOVE LOVE LOVE melting cheddar cheese on toast, then adding dijon mustard + avocado for an open-faced sandwich. i literally eat it almost every day for lunch.

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  40. Put some ripe ones in the refrigerator. I find they last for 1-2 weeks without the flavor damage of the freezing method I've tried.

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  41. My hands down favorite way to enjoy an avo is to cut it in half, scoop out the seed. Fill that space with agave syrup and then sprinkle with salt. You get sweet,salty, creamy,and delicious with every bite.

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  42. smash the avocado, put it on slices of bread and add a little-little salt.
    You can punt some chopped parma ham and it's delicious!

    (sorry for my macarronic english)

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  44. I'm aching to make this dairy-free avocado shake http://mynewroots.blogspot.com/2010/06/raw-chocolate-milkshake-miracle.html

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  45. Pit removed. White balsamic vinegar in the crater. Cracked salt. Spoon. Yum.

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