Avocados, One of the Ancient Super Foods

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Unique Ways to Relish the "Superfruit" Avocado
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1860938f12ec454285b7c5e7cdf4552b_largeSince we’ve already discovered the several compelling benefits of our favorite superfruit, avocados, it’s now time to learn lots and lots of ways to eat this fruit without getting bored or getting used to it. Through these unique simple ways, you’ll feel guilty not to include avocados in your regular diet.

Give guacamole a break this time. It has been the most popular and most common way to eat avocados but we must know that avocados are way more than this dip. We can enjoy avocados in many delicious ways you couldn’t imagine.

First off, if you have avocados in your kitchen but you’re not sure if they’re mature enough. You can simply wait for several days for them to fully ripen or you can speed up the ripening process by storing them in a paper bag together with one piece of banana and leaving the bag at room temperature.

Now you’ve finally got your fully ripe avocados, you can try these simple and unique ways to enjoy this fruit.

avocado-oliveoil-saltSimply Naked and Pure Avocados. For a super quick snack, peel or scoop out avocado flesh and sprinkle with some sea salt and a little lemon juice. For a quick flavorful snack, cut avocados into chunks and drizzle over with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper and salt. For a nutritious fruit dessert, you may cut your avocados into chunks and slather with a glaze of honey or dip the chunks into milk and chill in the fridge.

Avocados in Salads. You can make a simple avocado salad my combining avocado slices with tomato slices, red onions, olive oil, fresh tarragon and champagne vinegar. Or, you can make a slightly sophisticated salad by tossing avocado chunks with onion bits, grapefruit flesh, jalapeno and crab meat and then seasoned with salt, pepper, olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon. For a meaty avocado salad, combine avocados with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped celery, salt, pepper, whole grain mustard and then dressed in plain yogurt.

You can also try another meaty avocado salad with a seafood touch. Simply combine avocado chunks with large shrimps, fresh lemon juice, chopped fresh tarragon, Belgian endive pieces and then season with salt, pepper, olive oil and Dijon mustard.

Avocados as Bread/Toast/Crostini Topping. Mash your avocados thoroughly, season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Spread avocado mixture over breads, toast, crostini and muffins and finish it by topping with any of the following: tomato and onion slices, thin cucumber slices, sliced kiwi, red pepper flakes, or poached egg.

Avocados in Soup and Smoothies. Stir avocado cubes into warm coconutmilk soup and enjoy this healthy soup during the cold winter months. For a refreshing summer treat, blend avocados along with milk or yogurt to make a healthy smoothie.

Avocados as Side Dish. Sprinkle avocado chunks with salt or any of your preferred seasoning and then serve next to steaks, chicken breast or grilled pork. 

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