Hello, dear friends!!
It’s been a while since my last post…I apologize. LIFE has happened. Again. It’s funny how it does that. 🙂
Since my last post, Mac and I have moved BACK to Michigan. Unfortunately, the job we thought was his dream job just did not work out the way we had anticipated and we missed the life we had started to build here in MI. SO…we packed up our things and moved for the third time in a year. (UGH…moving sucks, but I’ve become a pro! If you need any tips…let me know!)
As we’ve been getting back into the groove of things, I’ve been noticing that one of my recipes on Pinterest has been getting a lot of attention. My Avocado & Egg Pizza recipe is the most popular recipe that I’ve posted, so I thought I’d post some of my other easy go-to recipes that involve my favorite fruit (Yes, avocado is a fruit…in case you didn’t already know that!).
The following recipes can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, snack, or as part of dinner. I always have avocados on hand and I eat about half to one whole avocado each day. I tend to buy them in packs of four and I buy them a little on the green/hard side so they will ripen throughout the week. Most people associate avocados with guacamole, but there are SO many other wonderful things you can do with avocados!
Now don’t get me wrong…I love a good guac, but ONE of my favorite ways to eat an avocado is to cut it in half, take out the pit, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, grab a spoon, and DIG IN! YUM! Some people may find that a little strange…but it’s the easiest way to enjoy an avocado’s creamy goodness! (Pictured here with some bacon for some extra protein…and on a paper plate because this was breakfast during one of our moves. No judgement please!) 🙂
The SECOND way I like to enjoy avocado is in my Dill Avocado Cream. This is awesome on everything and SO simple to make…just 3 ingredients! I spread this on sprouted whole grain toast, add a dollop on top of salmon, or spread on a sandwich. The 3 ingredients you’ll need are 1/2 a ripe avocado, 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt, and 2/3-1 tablespoon fresh or dried dill. Mash up the avocado and stir together with the yogurt and dill, season with a little salt, and Enjoy! (Note: this makes 2 servings!)
(Pictured: Dill Avocado Cream on a grilled salmon burger with roasted sweet potato “chips” and roasted Brussels sprouts, Dill Avocado Cream on sprouted whole grain toast, and Dill Avocado Cream on a salmon burger sandwich with cucumber, red onion, and tomato…YUM!)
I tend to enjoy my avocado for breakfast and lunch because Mac isn’t a huge fan. This THIRD recipe is equally as easy to make and can be enjoyed for breakfast or lunch…or dinner. 🙂 I call it Avocado Bruschetta…but it could also be called Fresh Avocado Salsa…or Avocado Salad. Call it whatever you’d like….I’ll call it DELICIOUS!!
I apologize that these pictures aren’t the greatest, but you won’t be disappointed by the flavors!
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 a ripe avocado, cubed
- 4-5 cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
- 1/2 tbsp red onion, diced
- 1 tsp balsamic glaze, for topping
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Stir together in a bowl and put on top of your favorite toast or English muffin! If you haven’t tried balsamic glaze before, YOU NEED TO TRY IT! It is reduced balsamic vinegar until it is syrupy and adds a sweet balsamic flavor to different recipes. I drizzle it on salads, grilled fruit, and grilled or roasted chicken!
A variation of the Avocado Bruschetta: Add 1/2 cup rinsed black beans to the avocado mixture and top grilled chicken or fish!
Avocado is also great sliced as a side to accompany grilled chicken and veggies (it adds a cool, creamy contrast to the charred flavor of the veggies), alongside green chile scrambled eggs for breakfast, tossed inside your favorite omelette, or diced with some red onion and enjoyed with 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese!
Any way you slice it (pun totally intended 🙂 ), Avocados are fantastic! Not only are they tasty, but they are super healthy too!
How do you enjoy avocados? I’d love to hear new ways to enjoy this perfect little fruit! 🙂