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Feb 11, 2013 04:45 PM

Avocado recipes

Besides guacamole, any other dishes where avacado is the star? Not looking for thinks like turkey sandwich with avacado or salad with sliced avacado. Any recipes out there or is avacado just a an add on t most dishes?

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  1. Idk if this qualifies as a dish, but I absolutely love an avocado, halved, sprinkled with sea salt and drizzled with honey. So good.

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    1. re: ohmyyum

      WHY HAVE YOU NOT TOLD ME THIS BEFORE??!!! i can't believe i've missed this idea all my life. I'm a beekeeper - you'd think i'd figure out the honey. and i love my avacadoes with salt and...... balsamic vinegar, or miso, or aleppo pepper.

      HONEY!! PERFECT! INSTANT FOOD! I'm trying this tomorrow - thanks so much!

        1. re: rmarisco

          Waaay back in highschool, a friend of mine loved ranch dressing. He put it on anything and everything and was convinced that it made things taste better.

          As a beekeeper, you should be putting honey onto/into everything and everything. You might start the next food craze involving honey!

      1. I put them in salads. Half an avocado diced per portion. It's especially good with thousand island or green goddess dressings (homemade, of course).

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        1. re: Jay F

          Yep in a salad is great; in fact, you don't even need any olive oil or other extracted oil--the avocado will "melt" into ooey goodness with whatever acid you choose: fresh lemon or perhaps balsamic vinegar...awesome! Plus one of my FAVORITE way to eat half an avocado is to spoon some fresh salsa into where the pit was and just eat it out of the skin with a spoon...great for work mornings with a side of sprouted whole grain toast!

        2. I love cold avocado soup with a little Garam masala.

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          1. re: tim irvine

            I put avocado slices in my pozole or my Kit Carson/Aztec soup, along with a few other garnishes. I also occasionally make a pasta sauce which is mostly avocado, lemon and heavy cream, surprisingly tasty.

          2. I frequently enjoy an avocado half with the pit hole filled with salad dressing. Delicious.

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            1. re: Bacardi1

              A friend buys tiny shrimp, tosses them in some kind of bottled French dressing, and mounds them up in the hole of the avocado. The shrimp are already cooked, so it's just assemble and eat.

              1. re: Bacardi1

                Bacardi, try some fresh salsa where the pit was...quite magical!

                1. re: Val

                  And don't forget soy sauce, tastes a bit like sushi.

                2. re: Bacardi1

                  An avocado filled with blue cheese salad dressing is one of the greatest foods on the planet.

                  1. re: Bacardi1

                    Even better is an avocado chunked up and shaken (quite a lot) in a tupperware with the salad dressing so that the outsides of the avocado pieces melt off and combine with the dressing into delicious creaminess. My favorite for this is creamy poppyseed dressing.

                  2. You can coat with bread crumbs and bake or fry. Hmm, wonder if tempura avocado is a thing?

                    Oh,and I've done an app with sliced avocado on crostini, drizzled with a really good reduced balsamic.

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                    1. re: Violatp

                      I have had breaded or battered deep fried avocados before at a tapas place. Very tasty.

                      1. re: Violatp

                        I really like this crostini suggestion. Looking for an app for a couple of vegan friends. Thanks.