“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.
Mexico and Italy: Same colors, different ingredients
Looks healthy, but it’s still delicious
Avocado Grapefruit Salad
Here’s a chance to practice segmenting (if you don’t know how, check out the demo in the next post)
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)
-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.
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.
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
-Stir all ingredients to combine.