The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider
Forum Themes:
Welcome !

 Avocado...on everything!

Change Page: 12 > | Showing page 1 of 2, messages 1 to 30 of 36
Author Message
CookieMonster84

  • Total Posts: 41
  • Joined: 11/12/2007
  • Location: Washington, DC
Avocado...on everything! Tue, 01/8/08 4:04 PM (permalink)
The great thing about winter is that I get those great Chilean avocados in my supermarket that are in season in the Southern Hemisphere. When I lived in Chile, I learned to eat avocado with absolutely everything - and my favorite is to spread it on toast with some butter in the morning. I just had some today and it was soo good and it makes my skin and hair feel great. YUm.

What are you favorite avocado recipes?
 
#1
    Texianjoe

    • Total Posts: 639
    • Joined: 10/15/2006
    • Location: Houston, TX
    RE: Avocado...on everything! Tue, 01/8/08 6:21 PM (permalink)
    Avocado, cream cheese, tomatoe, red onion, bean sprouts and a little mayo on a toasted hoagie roll.

    I slice it an put it on almost all my sandwiches.

    Second favorite. Tostada with refried beans, avocado, tomatoes, onions and lettuce.

    joe
     
    #2
      lynndunham

      • Total Posts: 194
      • Joined: 2/12/2007
      • Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
      RE: Avocado...on everything! Tue, 01/8/08 6:29 PM (permalink)
      I love it sprinkled with a little salt and spooned right out of the skin!! Like it in everything. Makes a great Mexican chicken salad.
       
      #3
        mayor al

        • Total Posts: 15059
        • Joined: 8/20/2002
        • Location: Louisville area, Southern Indiana
        • Roadfood Insider
        RE: Avocado...on everything! Wed, 01/9/08 2:35 PM (permalink)
        I'm With Lynn... Split it in half, dig out the pit, salt and spoon away!! If you want to get "fancy" a few drops of lime juice in the crater will add to the "goodness"

        The pros and cons of living in the Ohio Valley...CON- We never get any cheap avocados (like the 6 for a Buck we used to see in SoCal!). PRO- Now and then we get some "not too expensive" at a local market. The natives don't understand that "soft is good" when it comes to touching the avocados!! So we usually find the ripe ones left by the locals !!!

        Chopped up with onion and tomato cut the same way, Smushed just a bit so that it is still in chunks, but sticks together, Stir in a little Salsa and the level of "hotness that you like and you have the ultimate condiment. I love this on Bacon-Burgers and Hot Link Sausages.
         
        #4
          Lexi

          • Total Posts: 248
          • Joined: 5/26/2004
          • Location: Chappaqua, NY
          RE: Avocado...on everything! Wed, 01/9/08 2:47 PM (permalink)
          I fill the cavity with balsamic vinegar and now my kids do it the same way.
           
          #5
            andydeahl

            • Total Posts: 27
            • Joined: 9/27/2007
            • Location: simsbury, CT
            RE: Avocado...on everything! Wed, 01/9/08 2:52 PM (permalink)
            Great with boiled shrimp.
             
            #6
              zataar

              • Total Posts: 1440
              • Joined: 4/5/2004
              • Location: kansas city, MO
              RE: Avocado...on everything! Wed, 01/9/08 3:06 PM (permalink)
              We like to make a spicy thai salad with pink grapefruit, unsweetened toasted coconut, shallots and avocado. The dressing is thai chiles, lime juice, fish sauce and a little sugar.
               
              #7
                Rusty246

                • Total Posts: 2413
                • Joined: 7/15/2003
                • Location: Newberry, FL
                RE: Avocado...on everything! Wed, 01/9/08 3:28 PM (permalink)
                I could eat my weight in a good guacamole!
                 
                #8
                  tiki

                  • Total Posts: 4135
                  • Joined: 7/7/2003
                  • Location: Rentiesville, OK
                  RE: Avocado...on everything! Wed, 01/9/08 7:09 PM (permalink)
                  Split with a squeeze of lime juice!
                   
                  #9
                    Fieldthistle

                    • Total Posts: 1948
                    • Joined: 7/30/2005
                    • Location: Hinton, VA
                    RE: Avocado...on everything! Thu, 01/10/08 6:45 AM (permalink)
                    Hello All,
                    I had my first taste of avocado 2 years ago at the age of 50,
                    and I fell in love with it.
                    I just slice it up and eat it plain, with a sip of Dr. Pepper after
                    each bite.
                    Dang it, I think I'll slice one up now.
                    Take Care,
                    Fieldthistle
                     
                    #10
                      RubyRose

                      • Total Posts: 2187
                      • Joined: 5/7/2003
                      • Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
                      RE: Avocado...on everything! Thu, 01/10/08 7:43 AM (permalink)
                      My favorite is halved with crab salad in the cavity.
                       
                      #11
                        fabulousoyster

                        • Total Posts: 1855
                        • Joined: 11/17/2005
                        • Location: new york, NY
                        RE: Avocado...on everything! Thu, 01/10/08 9:01 AM (permalink)
                        I cut it in half, take out the seed, pour french dressing into the crater and eat with a spoon.
                         
                        #12
                          mland520

                          • Total Posts: 485
                          • Joined: 9/8/2006
                          • Location: Dallas, TX
                          RE: Avocado...on everything! Thu, 01/10/08 9:09 AM (permalink)
                          Avacado- an almost perfect food- good for your skin and hair and heart! Guac is good, but I like them in a salad I learned from an aunt, while living in Florida- grapefruit supreme slices, avacado slices- placed on salad green of choice- mix sour cream with a little lime juice and a healthy dab of honey, use as a dressing and spoon over salad. A really tasty, bright and easy salad! Also love sliced avacados on fish tacos!
                           
                          #13
                            1bbqboy

                            • Total Posts: 4542
                            • Joined: 11/20/2000
                            • Location: Rogue Valley
                            RE: Avocado...on everything! Thu, 01/10/08 11:09 AM (permalink)
                            hamburgers!
                             
                            #14
                              jmckee

                              • Total Posts: 1172
                              • Joined: 11/26/2001
                              • Location: Batavia, OH
                              RE: Avocado...on everything! Fri, 01/11/08 10:39 AM (permalink)
                              A nice little first course adapted by me from Jacques Pepin's "Fast Food My Way":

                              Halve, pit, peel, and large-dice the avocado. Toss it with a little lime juice to prevent darkening.

                              Lay a little shredded lettuce on a salad plate. Top with avocado.

                              In a small bowl, mix together a little ketchup and mayo, thin with a little water, add hot sauce, salt, and pepper to taste. Drizzle sauce around salad or over the avocado.

                              Top with fried tortilla strips, crushed tortilla chips, or even sunflower seeds, almonds -- anything to add a little crunch.
                               
                              #15
                                efuery

                                • Total Posts: 630
                                • Joined: 12/23/2003
                                • Location: Danbury, CT
                                RE: Avocado...on everything! Fri, 01/11/08 10:56 AM (permalink)
                                Avocado slices are yummy on a BLT!
                                 
                                #16
                                  Salustra

                                  • Total Posts: 510
                                  • Joined: 12/17/2004
                                  • Location: Escondido, CA
                                  RE: Avocado...on everything! Fri, 01/11/08 1:51 PM (permalink)
                                  My new favorite is "Tempura-Fried Avocado" with a touch of horseradish marmalade. (Thank you Cask and Cleaver, Fallbrook, CA!)
                                  This is a hit even with my "I don't like avocado" son.
                                  But, it is the only way he will eat them.
                                   
                                  #17
                                    Texianjoe

                                    • Total Posts: 639
                                    • Joined: 10/15/2006
                                    • Location: Houston, TX
                                    RE: Avocado...on everything! Fri, 01/11/08 6:03 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by Salustra

                                    My new favorite is "Tempura-Fried Avocado" with a touch of horseradish marmalade. (Thank you Cask and Cleaver, Fallbrook, CA!)
                                    This is a hit even with my "I don't like avocado" son.
                                    But, it is the only way he will eat them.


                                    Some Mexican restaurants do fried avocados by filling the cavity with seafood dressing and breading and frying the whole thing. Not bad but the avocado flavor gets lost in all the dressing and breading.

                                    joe
                                     
                                    #18
                                      Salustra

                                      • Total Posts: 510
                                      • Joined: 12/17/2004
                                      • Location: Escondido, CA
                                      RE: Avocado...on everything! Fri, 01/11/08 7:01 PM (permalink)
                                      I was worried about that with the Tempura-battered ones, but it didn't happen. The tempura batter is so light it doesn't cover up the avocado flavor. The frying makes the texture of the avocado even creamier. The horseradish marmalade (in very small doses!) gives it some zip.
                                       
                                      #19
                                        repartee

                                        • Total Posts: 111
                                        • Joined: 7/11/2003
                                        • Location: Boise, ID
                                        RE: Avocado...on everything! Thu, 01/17/08 2:01 AM (permalink)
                                        Oh you guys!!

                                        Wonderful stuff. Roadfood rocks.

                                        Zaatar, that salad with grapefruit remdinds me of something I had in Hong Kong. I remember it well. I'm going to go do it!
                                         
                                        #20
                                          agnesrob

                                          • Total Posts: 1790
                                          • Joined: 6/4/2006
                                          • Location: Park Ridge, NJ
                                          RE: Avocado...on everything! Sun, 01/27/08 10:34 AM (permalink)
                                          My mom always sliced one up and combined it with gratefruit sections and spooned it over cottage cheese. It was one of our favorite lunches or light suppers. I love to slice one up, add a squeeze of lime or lemon and then lightly sprinkle with salt
                                          and fresh ground pepper.
                                           
                                          #21
                                            naxet76

                                            • Total Posts: 351
                                            • Joined: 2/1/2007
                                            • Location: san antonio, TX
                                            RE: Avocado...on everything! Tue, 02/12/08 10:09 PM (permalink)
                                            I like mine simple:
                                            Get a homemade flour tortilla, mashe some avacado,sprinkle salt and voila! An avacado taco.... and a Big Red to wash it down with.
                                             
                                            #22
                                              Mike_NZ

                                              • Total Posts: 48
                                              • Joined: 1/17/2007
                                              • Location: South Island, New Zealand
                                              RE: Avocado...on everything! Wed, 01/28/09 2:44 AM (permalink)
                                              Avocado, hot salami,  tomatoes, black pepper on wheatmeal bread.
                                               
                                              #23
                                                mayor al

                                                • Total Posts: 15059
                                                • Joined: 8/20/2002
                                                • Location: Louisville area, Southern Indiana
                                                • Roadfood Insider
                                                RE: Avocado...on everything! Wed, 02/4/09 5:46 PM (permalink)
                                                I took advantage of the Kroger "Old Farts" discount day (first Wed. of the month) to get 5 Avacados at 50 cents each. They are the big green ones, and a couple of them are still a bit hard, but they will soften up in a day or so. Salt, spoon and easy-chair are all ready !!
                                                 
                                                #24
                                                  analei

                                                  • Total Posts: 533
                                                  • Joined: 10/9/2008
                                                  • Location: ONTARIO, CANADA
                                                  RE: Avocado...on everything! Wed, 02/11/09 11:38 PM (permalink)
                                                  Sliced up in a whole wheat pita, with swiss cheese, tomatoes, red onion, sprouts, tomatoes, and wee dab of hot musard.

                                                  On chili, as a garnish

                                                  guacamole

                                                  spread on bread instead of butter.

                                                  mmmmmmmmm so buttery rich and good and refreshing.
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    Foodbme

                                                    • Total Posts: 9543
                                                    • Joined: 9/1/2006
                                                    • Location: Gilbert, AZ
                                                    RE: Avocado...on everything! Thu, 02/12/09 12:06 AM (permalink)
                                                    Great Ideas!! Has caused me to re-think my whole attitude toward Avocados. ---
                                                    Avocados, not just for gaucamole anymore!
                                                     
                                                    #26
                                                      JayL

                                                      • Total Posts: 213
                                                      • Joined: 11/11/2008
                                                      • Location: Charleston, SC
                                                      RE: Avocado...on everything! Mon, 03/16/09 11:50 AM (permalink)
                                                      Sliced in regular white bread with a little mayo.  Avocado swch...mmm
                                                       
                                                      #27
                                                        PapaJoe8

                                                        • Total Posts: 5504
                                                        • Joined: 1/13/2006
                                                        • Location: Dallas... DFW area
                                                        RE: Avocado...on everything! Mon, 03/16/09 1:13 PM (permalink)
                                                        Neat ideas all!

                                                        My way of choice most often is... split w/ some good salsa poured in the middle. Pace medium works fine.  And SnP.  And lime juice on the edges if I have some.
                                                        Joe
                                                         
                                                        #28
                                                          Adjudicator

                                                          • Total Posts: 5055
                                                          • Joined: 5/20/2003
                                                          • Location: Tallahassee, FL
                                                          Re:Avocado...on everything! Sun, 03/22/09 5:02 PM (permalink)
                                                          They are delicious just about any way.  Each one has a free tree inside (They grow well in my area ;).
                                                           
                                                          #29
                                                            PapaJoe8

                                                            • Total Posts: 5504
                                                            • Joined: 1/13/2006
                                                            • Location: Dallas... DFW area
                                                            Re:Avocado...on everything! Sun, 03/22/09 6:59 PM (permalink)
                                                            Wow Adj, I have grown the seeds in water... in the house. I must try a tree!
                                                            Joe
                                                             
                                                            #30
                                                              Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark
                                                              Change Page: 12 > | Showing page 1 of 2, messages 1 to 30 of 36

                                                              Jump to:

                                                              Current active users

                                                              There are 0 members and 1 guests.

                                                              Icon Legend and Permission

                                                              • New Messages
                                                              • No New Messages
                                                              • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
                                                              • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
                                                              • Locked w/ New Messages
                                                              • Locked w/o New Messages
                                                              • Read Message
                                                              • Post New Thread
                                                              • Reply to message
                                                              • Post New Poll
                                                              • Submit Vote
                                                              • Post reward post
                                                              • Delete my own posts
                                                              • Delete my own threads
                                                              • Rate post

                                                              2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
                                                              What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright 2011 - Roadfood.com