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Feb 25, 2014 11:37 AM

Avocado ideas

It seems reasonable to start here, with the vegans on ideas for a little dressing up of a plain avocado. Sometimes in the AM, to avoid eating more breads and cereal, I like to just cut an avocado in half, salt it and eat it.

What I am looking for is some simple ideas that would make it a little more interesting to eat than with just plain salt. Maybe some of you can suggest a little dressing of some sort or a simply prepared topping.

Looking forward to your ideas.

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  1. I tend to eat avocados pretty much like you, 'cept for that I like to add a very generous squeeze of lemon juice & lots of fresh ground black pepper.

    It's fabulous, of course, in many salads with citrus. And with shellfish....but that's not vegan, sadly. I also love a salad of avocado, chopped celery & tomatoes with a balsamic soy dressing.

    Hot sauce works well, too.

    1. I love a sprinkle of spike instead of salt. I think its yeast, herbs,chives..

      Classic squeeze or lemon or lime is always good.

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      1. re: daislander

        Ooh, a fellow lover of Spike! I have not tried this on avocado, I must. It does something wonderful for tabbouli.

        1. re: Teague

          Teague, if you like spike try adding instead it to your "tofu eggless egg salad" which goes well on toast with sliced avocado or by itself

          here are the ingredients i use:
          diced firm tofu (i like the san diego brand that wf carries)
          vegan mayo (i like the shelf stable 365 brand at wf)
          diced celery
          diced carrots
          turmeric powder
          very small amount of diced red onion
          nutritional yeast (to give it the savory undertone)
          salt (tiny amount)

          1. re: westsidegal

            I think I recall this recipe from a job I had at a food co-op deli in Austin. Something similar anyway. Thanks! I like tofu, will try this.

      2. Squeeze of lime or lemon, pinch of salt and cracked pepper, sprouts and/or baby arugula or watercress. It's a bowl meal in itself. A drizzle of olive oil is also good for the greens. And a slice of tomato. Perhaps a slice of cucumber. I put it in a bowl or on toast, but I don't mind a small amount of carbs...

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        1. re: Gastronomos

          The metallic/acid quality of sumac is also good if you want something different from lemon or vinegar.

          1. re: lamb_da_calculus

            interesting. I usually use sumac with meat dishes or olive oil fried eggs.

        2. Are you looking for strictly vegan? If vegetarian, as an ingredient in a taco is good. Rice, beans, salsa, cheese and avocado.

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          1. re: c oliver

            agree with the taco idea and would add that burritos made with whole grain tortillas, avocados, beans, and an assortment of terrific salsas make for a very satisfying meal.

          2. Chopped avocado, tomato, onion with salt, pepper, and garlic, and a squeeze of lime to season. Basically it's an unsmashed guac but still tastes pretty darned good and can be done in less than 3mins.

            Use the leftovers to make a guac for the next meal.