What can you cook with avocados? Here are some ideas on how to make delicious dishes with these fruits. This fruit can be eaten raw, but it will taste better if you make something of it.
Avocado is perhaps the most famous product of health-conscious people and dieters, and it is also considered a superfood. This fruit can be eaten raw, but it will taste better if you make something of it. We will discuss what you can make with avocados at home in more detail below.
Avocados are the fruits of the evergreen tree of the same name from the Laurel family, usually pear-shaped, with dark green or black skin and oily green or yellow-green flesh. Botanically speaking, avocados are berries, but in cooking, they are classified as fruits, but despite this, the taste of these fruits is not at all similar to either berries or fruit.
Most often, unripe avocados taste like a tart pear or pumpkin, while ripe ones taste like butter with hints of mashed greens and sometimes a slightly nutty flavor. At the same time, the taste of avocados is not very pronounced, as well as the aroma, so the fruit is most often consumed as part of various salty dishes, which makes them similar to vegetables.
Of course, avocados are not the item where you can read reviews when buying by typing into Google, for example, "is paperhelp.org safe?" as you might do before purchasing some assignments. You'll probably just get an answer and decide if the service or product is worth using. In the case of avocados, it all depends solely on your purpose: all recipes that use avocados usually refer to ripe fruits, so when buying these exotic fruits, it is important to choose really ripe specimens that are distinguished by the darkest shade of skin and softness. However, if you are buying avocados for future use, it is better to choose slightly unripe fruits, as they spoil quickly and can overripe while waiting for their "turn."
What can you cook with avocados? Here are some ideas on how to make delicious dishes with these fruits.
Making various sandwiches with avocados is one of the most successful ideas for using this fruit in cooking. And avocado toast today can be called synonymous with proper nutrition. One variant of avocado toast can be prepared, for example, with slices of lightly salted or smoked redfish.
Take a few slices of bread to your liking, and dry in the oven, in a frying pan, or toaster until crispy. Remove the flesh from the ripe avocado fruit, sprinkle with lemon juice, season with salt and spices to taste, and mash with a fork. Spread the resulting paste on the prepared bread slices, top with thin slices of redfish, and add a little chopped herbs or microgreens if desired. And you're done!
Avocado toast with eggs is also very tasty. For such toast, eggs can be boiled, fried as a fried egg, poached, scrambled, or another version of an omelet. Blend the avocado pulp with lemon juice, salt, and spices to taste until a smooth paste is obtained, then add finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Spread the dried slices of bread with the mixture, top with eggs, and garnish with herbs.
Such a classic Mexican appetizer or dip as guacamole simply cannot be ignored when making it with avocado. There are a lot of guacamole recipes, for example, in the classic version, this dish requires avocado fruit, tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, garlic, herbs, lime or lemon juice, olive oil, as well as salt and spices to taste.
To make guacamole, mash the avocado flesh with lemon or lime juice and olive oil, adding salt and spices to taste. After that, add the rest of the ingredients to the mixture by finely chopping them. The appetizer is left to mix, and then it can be served. Most often, guacamole is served with nachos and corn chips, but you can also spread the mass on bruschetta, tortilla, or pita bread, add it to hamburgers or hot dogs, and dress salads with vegetables or pasta.
Using avocados in salads is one of the easiest and most affordable solutions if you need to cook something from these fruits quickly and without any problems. For example, a simple and tasty avocado salad with shrimp would be a great choice.
Take 1 avocado, 15-20 medium-sized shrimp, about 100 g of fresh spinach leaves, a third of a head of red onion, 5 tbsp of olive oil, 2 tbsp of lemon juice, a clove of garlic, and salt and spices to taste. Cut the peeled avocado flesh into small pieces, and drizzle with lemon juice to prevent it from darkening. Fry the shrimp in olive oil with a clove of garlic until golden brown (3 minutes), and finely chop the onion.
Place the washed and dried spinach on a plate to serve the salad, then top with the shrimp, avocado, and onion. Season with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and add the remaining lemon juice.
If you want to make something out of the ordinary with avocados, try making a delicious, refreshing ice cream. For example, you can take the flesh of 2 avocados, combine them in a blender with 50 g of mint, the juice of 2 limes, 100 ml of coconut cream, and honey to taste, and then whisk for 3-5 minutes until smooth. Put the resulting mass into a container and send it to the freezer for 6-8 hours. Every 2 hours, the ice cream should be taken out and stirred for more, even freezing. After that, you can serve the finished cold dessert to the table, garnished with fresh mint leaves.
Smoothies are thick drinks made from berries, fruits, vegetables, and herbs with water, milk, juice, ice cream, etc. Smoothies can be either dessert or savory, and the ingredients can vary, including avocado.
You can use the following idea to make an avocado smoothie at home. Take 1 avocado, 1 banana, 1 orange, 1/3 of a lemon, 2 tbsp of honey or sugar, and 250 ml of vegetable milk. Put the peeled avocado flesh and peeled banana in a blender bowl, add the zest of the orange, grated on a fine grater, orange juice, juice of a third of a lemon, honey or sugar, and vegetable milk. Whisk for a couple of minutes and serve in wide-stemmed glasses.
Avocados can also be used to make a variety of other dishes, including Japanese rolls and rice balls (onigiri), sandwich spreads, veggie burgers, all kinds of first courses, tartlets, pita bread rolls, spaghetti, chocolates and mousses, homemade mayonnaise, and more. The scope for culinary experiments with avocados is vast, so be sure to try these exotic fruits in your kitchen - perhaps an avocado dish will become one of your culinary hits!
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