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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A lot of fruits start to turn colors once they've been cut due to an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase that turns the fruit colors when it's exposed to oxygen. You can prevent this reaction in apples with a honey-water bath, but what about avocados?
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.
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.
Have you ever wanted to indulge in a little Jell-o fantasy, but you're vegan and you know that gelatin contains pig parts. Then stay tuned for this incredible vegan dessert.
Keeping apples or avocados from browning after being cut is impossible; within minutes of being exposed to air, these fruits (yes, avocado is a fruit) begin to brown. No matter what you try—adding lemon juice, keeping the pits in place, immediately sealing the produce in an airtight bag—brown discoloration always occurs. However, air is not the only reason that foods like apples, avocados, and lettuce brown: it's also due to the knife you're using.
This is for all you vegans out there who crave the taste of key lime pie more than Dexter. Traditionally key lime pie is not vegan, so in this inventive recipe I've made it vegan and you won't believe what makes it green!
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.
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.
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...
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 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.
Veggie burger patties, or burger patties made of soy products and ground beans, are such a healthy alternative to your typical beef paties. But there's one big snatch: They taste like cardboard. If the taste factor is the one thing that's preventing you from eating these heart-healthy patties, then fret no longer.
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 week's recipe is a Secret Ingredient team favorite. Not only is it a brilliant use for leftover bread, it's a lively salad of peppery arugula tossed in roasted tomato vinaigrette, topped with toasted goat cheese and generously garnished with Whole Catch™ Wild Caught Crab. Summer salads don't get much better than this!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
If you have super sensitive skin or annoying skin conditions like eczema or rosacea, argan oil is your savior. Made of only one ingredient, vitamin E, argan oil moisturizes without being too thick and can be used on skin, hair, and nails.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make avocado chicken salad. First, pour in your tuna in the mixing bowl, then add in avocado, celery, onion, Greek yogurt, and your chicken. After you have mixed all of this together and it's well combined, place into the fridge to cool off. When this is finished cooling off, you can use this in a number of different recipes. You can place it on lettuce for a salad, or you can also use it on whole grain bread. Another popular way to use this is a dip wit whol...
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.
In this organic cooking how-to video with the Hippy Gourmet, we visit an off-the-grid solar home where we meet Renee Loux, raw chef to the stars. Renee creates a Vegan Tekka-Maki (or sushi) roll without rice! Watch as she uses a simple blend of sesame seeds, ginger and special seasonings, this awesome veggie roll comes to life! Try making this vegan avocado and asparagus maki roll at home.
In this cooking how-to video Chef Mario makes a sweet n' spicy mango salsa with inexpensive, common ingredients. Follow along and learn how to prepare this modern twist on the old salsa recipe. All you need for this fresh salsa recipe is: mango, red pepper, tomato, cilantro, lime juice and avocado.
Think sushi is too tricky to make at home? Follow these tips for preparing light and healthy vegetarian sushi from scratch and you'll be rolling in no time! Use cucumber and avocado or your favorite vegetable.
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!
Hetal and Anuja of ShowMeTheCurry show you how to make this simple and delicious avocado salad with an Indian flare.
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.
Chef John shows us in this version pairs the silky texture of the fresh tuna, with the sweet, vibrant flavor of mango, and the smooth richness of avocado. It’s dressed very simply with rice vinegar, soy, and lime. We also cut our tuna into a small dice so we can present it molded into small ramekins. This is simple to make, and a great, light, first course to any dinner. You will need Ahi tuna steak, mango, avocado, minced ginger, lime, chili paste or hot sauce, rice vinegar and soy sauce.