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Aug 15, 2010 09:09 AM

Overrun with ripe avocados. What to do besides guac or salad?

What to do besides guac, salad, cocatel, or poke? Thanks.

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  1. mash & freeze until you need avocado again.

    1. avocado soup! here is one of many variations:

      smear on a smoked turkey sandwich.

      eggs florentine with avocado sauce:

      vietnamese avocado smoothie:

      avocado sauce for fish tacos:

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      1. re: alkapal

        DItto on the avocado soup- Sara Foster has a fantastic one called Chilled Avocado Soup out of her Fresh Everyday Cookbook... I made it all the time in the summer when avocados are in the house long enough that we have too many (rarely happens sadly. I love avocados)

        3 ripe Haas Avocados, peeled, pitted and roughly chopped
        1 med cucumber, peeled, seeded, roughly chopped
        5 scallions, roughly chopped (white and green parts)
        2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
        4c chicken or veggie broth
        1c well-shaken buttermilk
        Grated zest & juice of 2 limes
        1c spinach leaves, stems removed, washed and drained
        1/4c fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
        2 t sea salt, plus more to toaste
        1/2t freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste

        Put avocado, cucumber, scallions, garlic, 1c chicken broth, buttermilk, lime zest, lime juice, spinach, cilantro, 2t salt, and 1/2t pepper in bowl of food processor fitted with a metal blade or jar of a blender and process until smooth. (Depending on size of the food processor, you may need to go in batches)

        Pour soup into large plastic container. Gradually stir in remaining broth until soup reaches a smooth, soupy consistency. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Best served day it's made.

        1. re: wenster

          i like that recipe! that could be served warm, too -- though warmed before the cilantro/spinach puree would be added. lemon or lime juice at the end, too.

          1. re: alkapal

            Hmm... will have to try it warmed... I did a warm avocado soup once and I think I overheated it because it turned bitter. In any case, I've been slurping this one down cold, no leftovers to heat up!!!

            1. re: wenster

              it is probably better chilled or room temp. i love avocados.

      2. wouldn't an artichoke avocado hot dip be good? look on the right at this site for tons of appetizing avocado dip recipes:

        i like shrimp salad served in avocados.

        salad dressings:
        avocado green goddess
        avocado ranch

            1. re: IndyGirl

              3rd, David Lebovitz has a great recipe in the Perfect Scoop Book

          1. - Use them as a spread for sandwiches instead of mayo
            - Mash with salt and pepper, smear on a fresh, warm corn tortilla, wrap and eat
            - Tomato, avocado, fresh mozz, drizzle of olive oil, salt and peper
            - Eat straight out of the shell, drizzle of italian or french dressing if desired
            - Blend with yogurt, garlic seasonings to taste and use as a sauce for firm white fish or seafood
            - Salad dressing
            - Smoothie
            - Chilled soup
            - BLT + avocado
            - Add chopped peaches, apricots, plums and mango to guacamole, top with pomegranate seeds for a variation
            - Compound butter
            - Chopped pink grapefruit + chopped avocado + chopped peanuts + cilantro or mint
            - Visit Calavo Avocado (California Avocado Growers Assoc) page for more ideas -