Avocado Ideas

January 11, 2007 at 4:24 am (My brain, Quick weeknight recipe, Uncategorized, unrated)

It seems so silly. I’m always lusting after avocados, and here I am with two avocados sitting in the fridge, perfectly ripe, maybe even heading past ripe, and no idea what to do with them!

Normally I eat avocado (or guacamole) with pinto beans or black beans. But I’m out of both of those beans. I like avocado mixed with greens like chard, but I don’t have any greens either. I love avocados in salad, but I have no lettuce or other salad-type ingredients. And that’s it–that’s my avocado repertoire. I clearly need more ideas for a food as scrumptilicious as avocado.

I called my mom and she said to mash the avocado and spread it on toast, then sprinkle with salt. I did that, and it was quite tasty, then I remembered some sage I had lolling about in the fridge. I tore it up and added it to my “sandwich.” Yum. Delish. Excellent.

Later I dug out a tortilla from the freezer, and some overcooked black eyed peas (20 hours in a crockpot yields a very carmelized tasting pea). I made a “burrito” with 1/4 cup black eyes, 1/4 of an avocado, 3 sage leaves, and salsa. Wow, it hit the spot. The burrito was reminiscint of the vegan burrito from Kiva Han (a local coffee shop), but much, much better.

I just searched my blog for avocado and found stuffed hashbrowns, spring rolls, and hominy and tomatillo stew. I’m out of hominy/tomatillos, but I am definitely making some stuffed hashbrowns for breakfast. I have spring roll wrappers but no cabbage or mushrooms… Maybe I can improvise?

I’m still open for more avocado ideas. I have another 1.5 avocados that desperately need to get eaten.

Today I tried a “pizza”: Muir Glen pizza sauce on a blue corn tortilla topped with avocado slices. It was tasty, but not stellar.

I’ve gotten some responses offline:

  • avocado pudding with cream and sugar (or soymilk and honey?)
  • on a veggie or bean burger
  • avocado banana yogurt soup
  • nori rolls
  • diced, with grapefruit (and a dressing?)
  • in an omelette, or on toast with a poached egg
  • a banana avocado smoothie

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