It's summer and these lovely little fruits (yes, they are a fruit!) are on sale everywhere. For me, that's enough reason to celebrate. Here's some of my favorite ways to eat (and eat and eat) avocados.
1. For Breakfast: You might say I'm crazy, but I love avocado in the morning. Layer it on a cracker or some pita bread, add some turkey if you need the protein and voila - instant breakfast! I like having some fat in the morning to keep off the hunger and it feels like a real treat even though it's healthy. Sometimes I even slip some into my smoothie - it gives it a nice creamy texture and just tastes, well, green! I'll be back with some of my own recipes (MUST REMEMBER TO TAKE PHOTOS) but here's a yummy blueberry version from Dr. Oz.
|Blueberry Avocado Smoothie|
2. For Lunch: I'm really enjoying chopped veggie salads for lunch this summer. It's light and you can eat a ton of it without feeling bad. What? I get hungry during the day! Usually, I just layer a ton of whatever I have on hand in a bowl. Usually it consists of lentils (you know I love them), raw spinach, corn, green beans and avocado on top. I use the steamer bags of frozen veggies and just pop two in the microwave at the start of the week. So easy! Sometimes I top with a squirt of olive oil and some lemon juice, but a yummy salad dressing would be easy too - just pack separately so you're veggies stay fresh!
|These guys are my jam!|
The basics are pretty easy. Cut your avocado in strips, douse them in beaten eggs then dredge them in a mixture of breadcrumbs, lemon salt and cumin (the cumin is a really nice touch.) Drop them in a hot pan of olive or vegetable oil and remove when crispy and browned. 1 avocado is really enough for 2 people -- The Boy and I made 2 the first time and got a little green around the gills...
The secret really is the Cilantro Lemon Dipping sauce. Mix mayo, cilantro and lemon juice either by hand or in a blender. Amazing!
Here's some other avocado-loving recipes I'm looking to try:
Spicy Guacamole - I've never actually made guac, crazy right?
Honestly, just follow me on Pinterest. Seems like all I do is pin avocado recipes... do you have a favorite to share?