This week’s What To Make With What’s On Sale post features avocados, on sale for $0.50 each at Sunflower Market!
Avocados are one of the world’s most nutritious foods, and their creamy texture is a great addition to lots of different dishes. Most of us think of avocados only as a topping for burgers or as the main ingredient in guacamole, but avocados can be served in many other ways as well.
Here are six simple and delicious ideas for using avocados!
If you don’t already have your own method for making guacamole, try this basic recipe, Mama’s Homemade Guacamole. The ingredients can easily be adjusted depending on your personal tastes. I like to add a pinch of minced garlic and replace the lemon juice with fresh lime juice!
Another tasty appetizer (or main dish) recipe utilizing avocados is this one, Mexican Shrimp Cocktail. The recipe’s author describes it well: spicy-tomatoey-shrimp-avocado-chunkiness-infused-with-lime. Yum!
Paula Deen’s Fried Egg and Avocado Sandwiches are great for breakfast. The avocado and cream cheese in the sandwich perfectly complement the fried egg and bacon. My family loves these sandwiches; each person puts theirs together exactly how they like it!
This recipe is nice for a light starter or lunch: Avocado and Tuna Tapas. The simple ingredients can also be turned into a salad — just slice up the avocado and place it, along with the tuna mixture, on a bed of salad greens.
Avocado cream is a popular dip served at Mexican and Southwestern restaurants. Try this 5-star recipe, Chicken Flautas with Avocado Cream, for a meal that’s just as good as any restaurant’s! Avocado cream can be served alongside or on top of any Mexican-style dish, such as enchiladas, chile rellenos, burritos or tacos.
If you’ve been to a Vietnamese cafe, you may have seen avocado shakes on the menu. In many Southeast Asian countries, avocados are used for drinks or desserts, often combined with sweetened condensed milk. Here’s a four-ingredient Avocado Shake recipe. Try it — I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Do you have a favorite way to use avocado? Please share in the comments!