The Amazing Avocado – Recipes

Few things can claim to be as versatile as an avocado- a frequent addition on salads, a surprisingly tasty extra for snacks, a rich and delicious ingredient for hearty entrees. Essentially, an avocado can be a healthy but scrumptious element to any meal.

It’s true when they say that a little creativity goes a long way, and the avocado is a testament to this. See for yourself what the avocado has in store for you and discover how diverse cooking techniques can lend itself to a gastronomic treat-from breakfast all the way to dessert. 

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All recipes in this guide are taken from our 
bestselling Avocado recipe book.

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BREAKFAST
 

Fluffy Guacamole Omelette

 

Serves: 1 Omelette     
Prep time: 30 mins
 
Ingredients:
 
3 large eggs
1tsp olive oil or butter
Pinch of salt
Salsa and sour cream
 
Guacamole:
1 large ripe avocado
1 small tomato, diced
1 tbsp red onion, diced
½ tbsp lime juice
½ tbsp finely chopped cilantro
Pinch of salt
 
Directions:
 
Guacamole

1.     Cut the avocados in half, peel and pull out the pit. Dice into large chunks.
2.     Combine all guacamole ingredients in a bowl and mash together.
3.     Season to taste and set aside.

LUNCH

 

BLT with Avocado and Chipotle Cream
 
Serves: 4       
Prep time: 30 mins
 
Ingredients
 
BLT
 
8 slices of white bread, toasted
16 strips of organic nitrate free bacon (or you can use marinated eggplant that has been grilled)
12 leaves of lettuce
16 slices of ripe tomatoes
1 avocado, sliced
 
Avocado and Chipotle Cream Sauce
 
½ cup cooking cream
2 tbsps mayonnaise
1 chipotle pepper- chopped, seeds removed
2 teaspoons adobo sauce
½ tsp minced garlic
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp dried, crushed oregano
1 lemon, juiced
 
Directions
 
Avocado and Chipotle Cream Sauce
1.     Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
2.     Blend at high speed until smooth.
3.     Move to a clean container and refrigerate.
 
BLT
1.     Lightly toast bread slices-spread on one side of each pair 1 to ½ tbsps of the cream sauce.
2.     Stack 4 slices of bacon, followed by 3 lettuce leaves, 4 slices of tomatoes and a quarter of the avocado slices.
3.     Top the sandwich and gently press down. Slice in half before serving.
 

DINNER

Angel Hair Avocado Pasta
 
Serves: 3       
Prep time: 30 to 40 mins
 
Ingredients
 
16 ounces angel hair pasta
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 large green bell pepper, finely chopped
½ cup fresh basil, chopped
3 scallions, finely chopped
¼ cup sherry vinegar
2 tbsps olive oil
1 Avocado
 
Directions

1.     Cook pasta in a large pot following package instructions.
2.     Meanwhile, cut avocado in half and remove the seed. Set aside half for garnish.
3.     Take the other avocado half and mix with all other ingredients. Mix well.
4.     Drain cooked pasta and combine with the ingredients.
5.     Serve in a large bowl and garnish with the remaining avocado.

SNACK

Coconut and Avocado Ice Drops

Serves: 8 to 10                     
Prep time: 20 mins
 
Ingredients
 
1 cup of water
½ cup sugar
2 large avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
1/3 coconut milk
2 tbsps fresh lime juice
A dash of salt
 
Directions
 
1.     Melt sugar with water in a small sauce pan. Once sugar has melted, turn off heat and allow mixture to cool.
2.     Spoon avocado flesh into a blender.
3.     Mix sugar water, coconut milk, lime juice and salt. Continue to puree until mixture is smooth and creamy.
4.     Pour mixture into Popsicle moulds or Dixie cups.
5.     Place Popsicle sticks into the centre of the mould and place inside the freezer for a minimum of 4 hours.

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All recipes in this guide are taken from our 
bestselling Avocado recipe book.

http://amzn.com/B00FE8LU8O
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YOUR READY RECIPE BOOKS TIP 

Avocados, after it has been sliced is prone to browning.

Squeeze some lime or lemon juice over it after it has been peeled to keep the flesh from oxidising. This way, you can prep your avocados earlier but you’ll be serving fresh looking slices.