How To Use Avocados In Your Culinary Adventures

How To Use Avocados In Your Culinary Adventures

Avocados are a popular vegetable, though their actually a fruit. They can enrich just about any dish, as avocados are a versatile food.

Avocados have several descriptive words to explain its flavor. Such as a creamy, buttery, and smooth fruit, with distinctive colors like bright yellow and green.

Their aroma can be described as floral, green, grassy, freshness, and earthy. The texture of the fruit is a butter rich melt in your mouth taste and feeling.

California (USA) takes the lead as the producer of domestic avocados and home to about 90% of the nation’s crop.

San Diego Avocado Groves

Most avocados are harvested on about 50,000 acres. Which includes avocado farms from Monterey through San Diego by nearly 3,000 growers. Both Ventura and San Diego are at the top of the list for producing the larger harvests.

Chicken Avocado and Watercress Salad

A single avocado tree can produce up to 200 pounds of fresh fruit each year. That’s about 500 pieces fruit, although most average around 60 pounds or 150 pieces of fruit.

How To Pit An Avocado

Pitting an avocado is not hard at all. As a matter of fact you can become a pro in no time once you know the technique.

Place the avocado on a work surface. Make a lengthwise cut, slicing until the blade hits the pit. Hold the knife steady and rotate the avocado, cutting around the pit.

Pick up the fruit and give it a twist. The two halves should come right apart.

Removing An Avocado Put

Hold the avocado half with the pit in it. Carefully whack the knife into the pit, then twist and lift it out. Pop off the pit by scraping the edge of the knife on the trash can or sink.

If you do not trust your knife skills just jet, no problem.

Place the avocado on a work surface. Make a lengthwise cut, slicing until the blade hits the pit. Hold the knife steady and rotate the avocado, cutting around the pit.

Pick up the fruit and twist. Pop out the pit using a tablespoon.

How To Use Avocados

Avocados can be added to many recipes to give your meals a nutritional boost. 

Just 1 ounce (28 grams) provides good amounts of healthy fats, fiber, and protein.

A pureed avocado can help to meld flavors and smooth out sauces, while at the same time adding nutrients to your meal. Pureed avocados work well to make creamy salad dressings, or even desserts as a mousse or pudding.

From spicy to savory creations, mashed avocado is a terrific topper for toast – like this Avocado & Egg Toast.

Not only is it a toast topper, mashed avocados make amazing always appetizing Authentic Guacamole.

The simplest way to enjoy avocados is by sprinkling them with a pinch of salt and pepper.

You can also try other seasonings like paprika, cayenne pepper, balsamic vinegar, or citrus juice, like lime or lemon.

A quick way to season an avocado is to cut it into chunks and drizzle it with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper, and salt.

You can also stuff each half of the avocado with ingredients like tuna, chicken, vegetables and fruits.

And add toppings like crumbled, cooked bacon, fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, basil, and cayenne pepper.

South Of The Border Chicken Tortilla Soup – Topped With Abocado Chunks Among Other Toppings

Slice and cut the avocado into chunks to use as a topping for soups or to use in salads.

Citrus Fennel and Avocado Salad

As note at the start, avocados are versatile as they are very easy to incorporate into recipes. As they can contribute both texture and color.

Try making this Homemade Mayonnaise with Avocado Oil.


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