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Avocado Recipes
Date August 5, 2011
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Avocado Recipes




Avocado Recipes

When I was growing up in California we had four large haas avocado trees in our back yard. I would visit the trees often, picking the ripe fruit, and letting it sit on a window sill until it became perfectly soft and ready to eat. On many occasions I would slice one in half, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh, and season with some salt and lime juice. My family and I would also make guacamole with our avocados. Guacamole is a simple dish, easy to make, and goes with all kinds of food; don’t forget… it’s great by itself too!

Now is the time to pick up some avocados at the market. Most grocery and other specialty stores have them in abundance during the summer months.

All avocados aren’t created equally. When choosing an avocado it’s important to feel the texture- the fruit should be slightly soft, but not mushy. You can pick a hard avocado if you prefer, it might just take a few extra days to ripen.

I usually like to pick avocados with dark, thick skin- they usually have the richest taste.

Avocados contain monounsaturated fats, which have been shown to boost metabolism. Also, avocados contain vitamin E, which works as an antioxidant.

Besides having a myriad of health benefits, avocados add a unique creamy texture to food. Try these recipes, and be sure to eat plenty of avocados this summer season!

Chef Chuck Kerber


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