Avocado

Flavor ABC's

“It nourisheth and strengtheneth the body, corroborating the spirits and procuring lust exceedingly.” -King Charles II’s physician on avocados

I spent the first twenty-five years of my life avoiding avocados (some weird childhood aversion),  and I’ve spent the last three years making up for it.

Sandwich Assembly

Mexico and Italy: Same colors, different ingredients

Sandwich Half Horizontal

Looks healthy, but it’s still delicious

Salat Bowl 1-2

Avocado Grapefruit Salad
Here’s a chance to practice segmenting (if you don’t know how, check out the demo in the next post)

Ingredients
1 avocado, sliced
1 grapefruit, segmented (reserve 2 tablespoons of juice)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon dijon
2 tablespoons oil
4 cups greens (I like watercress when I can find it, and find it looking healthy)

Method
-In a small bowl mix reserved grapefruit juice, salt, honey, and dijon. Whisk in oil. Toss with greens, grapefruit and avocado. Add nuts, fresh cheese, herbs, turkey, etc. as desired.

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Not Really Guacamole

I was the intern in charge of making guacamole every day in a restaurant that charged $100 for the plate containing it. According to Paris, no true Mexican Guacamole would have olive oil. Ever.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons minced red onion
2 teaspoons minced jalapeño
2 avocados, small diced
1 teaspoon salt (for this and past/future reference I always use Kosher Salt unless specified)
dash of cumin
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon cilantro

Method
-Stir all ingredients to combine.

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