Avocado is great in guacamole or as slices on a sandwich, but there's so much more you can do with this wonderful fruit (call it a vegetable, that's fine—but it's technically a fruit). While I could eat guac every single day, these are some of my favorite recipes to spice up avocados a bit, from making a guilty snack to a condiment and even dessert!
When I get struck by a craving for something SCJ (savory, crunchy, juicy), nothing fits the bill better than a BLT. But why settle for the sandwich form when there are so many other possibilities? Some of my favorite alternative ways to serve up a BLT are 1) as a salad, 2) in tomato cups, 3) in mini bread bowls, 4) as lettuce wraps, 5) as a dip, and 6) in bacon cups.
In many places, May has given way to a surplus of strawberries cluttering the produce aisle. These sweet berries are great in a wide variety of delicious baked goods, from pies to cakes and everything in between.
We keep at least half a dozen hard-boiled eggs in the fridge for times when we're on the go and need a quick snack. Often, we eat them sliced in half with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, or we just make some deviled eggs or a quick egg salad—but these gets old very quick, and our creativity tells us to do otherwise.
Do you like your guac chunky? Yes? Well, then this video is for you. Learn how to make a super delicious, chunky style, avocado guacamole, perfect for tailgating or a Super Bowl party. Before you actually get to making this chunky guacamole, there's a few tips and tricks to learn, like how to tell if the avocado is ripe enough for your dip, and how to cut it and remove the center.
Check out this short video tutorial from Rouxbe on how to pit and dice an avocado. This video will support your cooking experience and will provide you with additional relevant information during your culinary time pitting and dicing avocados.
CHOW gives advice on how to prevent an avocado from browning. You might have noticed that an avocado, when it's cut, starts browning pretty rapidly. The best thing to prevent it from browning is red onion. Cut up a big red onion into chunks and put them in a bowl. Put the cut avocado in the bowl on top of the onions and cover. This works better than plastic wrap or lemon juice or any other method to keep the avocado from browning.
Seaweed isn't just for rolling sushi anymore. The food science world is introducing chefs and home cooks to dulse (rhymes with pulse), kale's wacky seaweed cousin that tastes surprisingly like bacon and may even be the next big superfood.
Avocados provide you with some of the healthiest fat you can out into your body. If you want to find a way to add more avocado to your diet without then this video from The Food Network has good some flavor coming your way. This video will show you how to make two awesome avocado dishes.
Successful avocado slicing depends on not following the banana model of peel first, then slicing. Avocados are best sliced with the skin still on.
Guacamole is one of the most popular avocado recipes. It's one of the most beloved Mexican recipes in California and around the globe. Chef Jason Hill of Chef Tips shares this easy guacamole recipe explains how to make the best guacamole dip ever. Feel free to add a couple cloves of crushed garlic to make it really authentic! The ingredients are avocado, tomato, cilantro, green onion, jalapeno, and lime. Learn how to prepare this avocado guacamole recipe by watching this video sauce-cooking t...
The yogis of the internet have started a wonderful food trend that has everyone wanting to eat healthy—gorgeous buddha bowls. Okay, so maybe not everyone, but a lot of people are definitely entranced by these beautiful, multicolored meals.
To me, the term muffin tin is a lot like Voldemort—it should never be uttered. Not for being evil, however... instead, it's because it's inaccurate.
At first an avocado looks intimdating to cut. It's kind of squishy and has this huge pit in the center that you just don't know what to do with. So if you've never cut an avocado before, check out this food video by Serious Eats to learn how to cleverly cut, pit, and slice one for optimal presentation.
This video shows you how to make guacamole or avocado dip. - First, take two avocados and cut them around the stone and then remove the stone.
Whether you love guacamole as a dip for chips or as a topping for burgers, almost anyone can prepare it with the right ingredients. Watch this Howcast guide to learn how to make guacamole for your next party.
You know how mayo always makes everything taste better, and how the best, fattiest ones are also the creamiest? Well, mayo (in combination with avocado) has a similar effect on hair. Both mayo and avocados are rife with lipids which help to deep condition hair.
This is a song with a quick history of avocado's birth into guacamole. Then there's the recipe sung by two mariachi. You need avocados, tomatoes, chiles, lime, salt, onion and chips to dip. This is a healthy alternative to cheese or ranch dips.
Guacamole is a healthy and delicious appetizer, snack, or spread. Learn to choose and cut avocados, then combine them with a lime-based marinade for a delightful balance of flavor. Guacamole is only as good as the avocado that you buy for it. You really want your avocados soft but not too mushy. So that's how you would shop for an avocado. The next thing that you would do is take the pit out. If you're finding that the pits are really not coming out of the avocado, you have an avocado that is...
This recipe for corn, avocado and tomato salad is an ideal salad to serve in the summer at your next barbecue. It offers a lighter alternative to the piles of meat without leaving people pining for something hearty and filling. The corn and avocado are plenty filling and the tomato adds a great zest to the dish.
The raw food coach will take you through the process of making a fantastic salad made of kale and avocados perfect for any one who follows a raw vegan diet. Avocado is full of healthy oils and just tastes fantastic. Kale is chocked full of vitamins and nutrients. By adding oil and salt your kale will transform into a soft and lovely texture.
Almost everyone believes that a dish with a sophisticated, upscale, cool presentation is going to be difficult to make, but that philosophy is just flat out wrong. And this "Spicy Alaskan Tower" is going to show you just how easy it is. It's a great tower with great seafood ingredients for seafood enthusiasts, made of smoked salmon, spicy mayo sauce, topped with avocado, fresh crab meat and caviar. And there's two ways to present this recipe: as a main course or as an appetizer. Learn both of...
I always have several sheets of puff pastry in my freezer. It's unlike any other pastry dough: the layers of butter let out steam when the dough bakes (hence, the "puff" in puff pastry). The dough's flakiness perfectly compliments sweet and savory dishes, which makes it a totally versatile—and completely necessary—fixture in your kitchen!
Avocados have become a staple in grocery stores, but they still seem intimidating to home cooks. Do you love avocados but don't know how to pit them? In this how-to video we show you how to pick ripe avocados, remove the pit and how to keep guacamole from turning brown.
Avocados have been the darling of the food world for quite some time now—so you'd think that we might have already exhausted the ways in which to enjoy this amazing fruit.
A perfectly ripe avocado half is a lovely snack, and a creamy bowl of homemade guacamole can make a meal. But the following ten ideas take green-eating up a notch by stuffing avocado halves with your favorite salads and ingredients, turning them into a snack or side dish fit for a king.
Here's a fact that everyone knows: avocados are delicious in guacamole, salads, and sandwiches. Here's a fact that's less commonly known: avocados are delicious in desserts, too.
When you think about salads, you probably imagine a bunch of stuff - usually whatever you have lying around in the fridge that hasn't gone bad yet - tossed together and strewn haphazardly. But did you know that throwing a salad together can be an art?
If you're a vegetarian, you know that it's very difficult to find a good vegetarian dish at most restaurants. True, most restaurants offer vegetarian options, but it's hard to find a vegetarian dish that's actually delicious and a hit with your taste buds.
In order to prepare three different hamburgers (Texas, nacho, and blue cheese), you will need the following: fatty hamburger meat, Kosher salt, water crest, avocado, BBQ sauce, pickles, tomatoes, red pepper, mustard, blue cheese, American cheese, red onion jam, black pepper,
Sometimes, in the case of a guacamole emergency, you just need to peel an avocado in a hurry. This video will teach you how to do. Using only a knife and making just four cuts, you can peel an avocado in less than two minutes. Your cinco de mayo party won't be without guacamole for long!
Avocados are one of the most popular fruits in the Americas, but determining whether one is ripe or not is somewhat arcane for many people. Watch this video to learn what to look for in an avocado and make sure you buy the ripest ones.
On the subject of avocados, do you know how to properly prepare and eat the fruit? Compare your techniques to those of Mike's in this video. Learn how to properly prepare an avocado for eating with a little guidance from this instructional.
Moroccan food is delightfully delicious. Watch this how to video and learn how to make a Moroccan avocado and fig smoothie. Avocado is typically used in salads but you will be pleasantly surprised when you mix it up with dried figs.
Check out this how-to video to learn how to make an egg, cheese, turkey, bacon, tomato, and avocado sandwich. Some people love this sort of thing. If you do, why not try to learn how to make an egg, cheese, turkey, bacon, tomato, and avocado sandwich.
Learn how to pick out that perfectly ripe avocado and find out how to avoid the bad ones. You don't want to get home with an old avocado or one that isn't ready to use in time for that party.
Stop stuffin' your mouth and start stuffin' your avocado. This healthy and simple Cool-A-Cado will change the way you think about snackin' with a fantastic avocado recipe. Shaka-Zulu!
Avocados aren't just having a moment—they're having an extended stay in the spotlight. From mainstays like guacamole to buzz-worthy variations of avocado toast, this silky green fruit is the Hulk of the food world right now. I, for one, welcome any avo-centric trend with open arms... and an open mouth, of course.
Avocados are one of the most universally loved foods, yet a lot of people avoid them because they can be a hassle to cut, especially if you're trying to make cubes.
Summer cookouts and barbecues come with a lot of delicious foods, but to me, there's nothing better than dishes heaped with avocados. From guacamole to simply eating an avocado right out of its skin, I devour this fruit constantly—but it's one that can be tricky to find perfectly ripe.