Remember the avocado green that was so popular in the ‘70s?
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Uh, yeah, OK, so that’s totally NOT the avocado love I’m talking about! I’m talking about those silky smooth green fruits that are packed with all sorts of nutritional goodness.
Avocados are high in fat, but it’s mostly healthier monounsaturated fat. They also have lots of potassium, B vitamins, vitamin E, and vitamin K. And we couldn’t make guacamole without them!
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But why stop at guacamole? Avocados are popping up in places you wouldn’t expect them. I made Giada de Laurentiis’s Choclate-Avocado Mousse on the weekend, and it was AH-MA-ZING! So creamy and chocolaty and decadent!
I also whipped up a batch of avocado & oatmeal cookies last week, and I’ve got this recipe for Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies pinned and ready to try next.
When I’m bored of eating regular salads for supper, I make a Mozzarella, Tomato, and Avocado salad similar to this one from Val So Cal.
It’s so fast and easy – cut up an avocado and some cherry tomatoes. throw in some bocconcini and a chopped green onion, add some basil & oregano (dried is fine), salt & pepper, olive oil, the juice form half a lemon or lime juice, and a splash of balsamic vinegar.
Yummy food and good for you too – what’s not to love about avocado! Oh yeah….
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What’s your favourite avocado recipe?