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

kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 09:09 AM

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

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    weezycom RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 09:35 AM

    mash & freeze until you need avocado again.

    1. alkapal RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 09:46 AM

      avocado soup! here is one of many variations: http://recipeisland.com/blog1/recipe-...

      smear on a smoked turkey sandwich.

      eggs florentine with avocado sauce: http://bethsjourney.com/2010/05/07/eg...

      vietnamese avocado smoothie: http://www.whats4eats.com/beverages/s...

      avocado sauce for fish tacos: http://www.cooking-mexican-recipes.co...

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        wenster RE: alkapal Aug 15, 2010 10:30 AM

        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.

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          alkapal RE: wenster Aug 15, 2010 10:36 AM

          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.

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            wenster RE: alkapal Aug 15, 2010 10:20 PM

            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!!!

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              alkapal RE: wenster Aug 18, 2010 05:17 PM

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

      2. alkapal RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 10:39 AM

        wouldn't an artichoke avocado hot dip be good? look on the right at this site for tons of appetizing avocado dip recipes: http://www.ifood.tv/network/artichoke...

        i like shrimp salad served in avocados.

        salad dressings:
        avocado green goddess
        avocado ranch

        1. Duppie RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 10:54 AM

          Ice cream and smoothies.

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            IndyGirl RE: Duppie Aug 15, 2010 03:24 PM

            2nd the ice cream!

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              Nocturnalbill RE: IndyGirl Aug 15, 2010 07:13 PM

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

          2. DiningDiva RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 11:55 AM

            - 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 - http://www.calavo.com/recipes.php

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              julesrules RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 12:20 PM

              Spread on a toasted sesame bagel, with a little salt.

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                Sherri RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 12:22 PM

                Smash on sourdough toast with a squeeze of lemon
                Deep-fry with panko coating - a specialty at a bistro in Mendocino CA
                Second on the avocado soup; great use for the "less public" ones

                1. mollyomormon RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 01:44 PM

                  I mash mine with cottage cheese and spread on whole grain toast for breakfast.

                  1. mcf RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 04:34 PM

                    Mix it with lemon and use as a facial and body masque?

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                      kemi5 RE: mcf Aug 17, 2010 01:00 PM

                      LOL...I like it!

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                      Cathy RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 04:41 PM

                      If they are all ripe right now, cut in half, remove from the shell, take out the pit and freeze halves or mash and freeze in portion sizes. You can enjoy all the recipesat your leisure and nothing will go to waste.

                      1. rworange RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 05:52 PM

                        Taking a cue from another excess produce thread ... think dessert

                        Avocado Fudge Recipe ... because you weren't getting enough fat from butter in fudge ...or as I like to think of this ... kill your friends with kindess

                        Avocado Ice Candy

                        Avocado Jalapeno Ice Cream

                        Chocolate Almond Avocado Brownies

                        Butter fruit dessert

                        Avocado pudding

                        Avocado, Chocolate, a nd Sweet Potato Pudding

                        Avocado bread

                        Healrty Dark Chocolate Avocado Muffins

                        Avocado corn muffings

                        Cheddar Avocado Muffins - ok, they're savory, but bacon is involved too.

                        Butter fruit dessert
                        Avocado Lime Tea Cookies

                        Avocado pie

                        Chocolate avocado pie

                        Chocolate Avocado Cake With Avocado Buttercream ... don't know about chocolate and avocado, but somehow avocado buttercream sounds good

                        Avocado Cake with Lime Browned Butter Icing

                        Avocado Pound Cake ... to put on the pounds

                        Lemon avocado cake

                        Avocado pistachio cake

                        And lots of recipes from the California Avocado board. Most are savory such as an avocado melt. There are a few sweet recipes like avocado and strawberry parfail

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                          kemi5 RE: rworange Aug 17, 2010 01:04 PM

                          OMG and WOW!!! Many interesting recipes to choose from. Which if any have you tried with success?

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                            rworange RE: kemi5 Aug 17, 2010 02:08 PM

                            Zero. A recent post in another thread about 'think dessert' got me curious so I just googgled. If the OP is overrun with avocados then doing some testing probably won't cost much.

                            I'll probably check dessert recipes in the future if I am overrun with some produce item or another.

                        2. ipsedixit RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 07:05 PM

                          I'd just cut in half, core it and eat it straight with a spoon.

                          1. Hank Hanover RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 07:17 PM

                            I really like a bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado and turkey croissant.

                            I just bought 4 - 5 largee avocadoes on sale the other day. I made a small amount of Guacamole with 1 avocado and mashed, put some lemon juice on it and put the rest in foodsaver bags in the freezer.

                            1. cookingasshole RE: kemi5 Aug 15, 2010 10:24 PM

                              Anything with crab...and bacon too.

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                                kemi5 RE: cookingasshole Aug 17, 2010 01:05 PM

                                Did somebody say BACON?!?!?! :P

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                                karykat RE: kemi5 Aug 16, 2010 09:29 AM

                                Some great ideas here.

                                Another really good soup recipe is this cold avocado corn soup made with roasted corn. (Look at the comments to the recipe.) This one is a summer tradition for us when the corn is good.


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                                  sweetpotater RE: kemi5 Aug 17, 2010 05:49 PM

                                  If you like Vietnamese flavors, this chilled avocado, lime and orange soup is super easy and delicious: http://www.latartinegourmande.com/200...

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                                    prima RE: sweetpotater Nov 5, 2012 02:21 PM

                                    Looks interesting.

                                    Does anyone have a good avocado soup recipe that doesn't call for lime juice, lemon juice or buttermilk? I've got several avocados on hand, but I'm out of limes, lemons and buttermilk.

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                                      julesrules RE: prima Nov 6, 2012 08:21 AM

                                      I'm sure it's too late for you now but I would personally try a little vinegar. I think the acidic ingredients are there at least in part to prevent the avocado browning and vinegar would do that, as well as add brightness.
                                      (she uses lemon but talks about alternate recipes with vinegar


                                      Yogurt and sour cream, thinned with milk if necessary, are good buttermilk subs.

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                                        prima RE: julesrules Nov 6, 2012 05:33 PM

                                        Thanks julesrules. I still have 3 left, and I bought some limes today. :-)

                                        I have used white balsamic on an avocado salad, works nicely.

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                                        tim irvine RE: prima Nov 10, 2012 02:01 PM

                                        I used to make one with broth, yoghurt, and curry powder.

                                        There's an item on a local menu that is fried avocado halves with shrimp in them. The frying seems like a wy to make a great combination less great.

                                        I used to have a dish at a local Mexican place that I loved, enchiladas stuffed with big chunks of avocado and strips of poblano and onion.

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                                          prima RE: tim irvine Nov 10, 2012 02:08 PM


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                                      BuildingMyBento RE: kemi5 Nov 5, 2012 03:09 PM

                                      I frequently had avocado shakes in Jakarta, typically with palm sugar syrup, but failing that, chocolate syrup would be alright.

                                      1. Berheenia RE: kemi5 Nov 6, 2012 04:02 AM

                                        I had avocado mashed potatoes at a restaurant in Brooklyn that were excellent.

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                                          sarahtorres RE: kemi5 Nov 6, 2012 07:39 AM

                                          kind of similar to the vietnamese smoothie, but I really love making an avocado bubble tea drink. gotta get those tapioca pearls though.

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                                            elimcfli RE: kemi5 Nov 6, 2012 08:08 AM

                                            Send them to me ; )

                                            Lots of good ideas here I'll have to try if I ever have that "problem".

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                                              Splendid Spatula RE: kemi5 Nov 6, 2012 09:35 AM

                                              sliced on whole wheat toast for breakfast

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                                                IndyGirl RE: Splendid Spatula Nov 9, 2012 01:56 PM


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                                                  julesrules RE: IndyGirl Nov 10, 2012 11:32 AM

                                                  With SALT people, with salt ;)
                                                  Try toasted sesame bagel too - Montreal style being the ultimate :) Toasted sesame + avocado = yum. Hmmm maybe I should put dark sesame oil on my next avocado toast!

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                                                    IndyGirl RE: julesrules Nov 10, 2012 01:07 PM

                                                    for sure, with salt. A really minerally sea salt!

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                                                      tim irvine RE: IndyGirl Nov 10, 2012 02:03 PM

                                                      Grey salt on avocados with a little vinaigrette of white wine vinegar, peanut oil, and Dijon. We have it often with a few wedges of tomato and very thin slices of sweet onion.

                                              2. mrsfury RE: kemi5 Nov 10, 2012 01:25 PM

                                                One of my favorite sandwiches is a tuna club with avacado, sprouts, shredded carrots and shredded swiss cheese on honey wheatberry bread.

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                                                  prima RE: mrsfury Nov 10, 2012 02:01 PM

                                                  BLAT sandwiches are good, too. (Bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato)

                                                  Also like Cobb sandwiches.

                                                2. alkapal RE: kemi5 Nov 13, 2012 03:39 AM

                                                  good for a holiday platter of smoked salmon…in a vinaigrette: http://www.greatbritishchefs.com/reci...

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