Thursday, August 5, 2010

Green Gold.

5 delicious things to do with fresh avocados.

1. Fresh Guacamole.  This one's a given.  Such an easy sauce/dip/spread to make.  Especially delicious with some homemade tortilla chips and a few cold cervezas.  It's so easy.  With a fork, mash a few avocados and mix in a little chopped red onion, a little minced jalapeno or serrano chili, diced tomato, chopped cilantro, some lime juice, salt and pepper.  Sabroso!

2. Put avocado on you torta (that's Mexican for sandwich).  A torta can be made with diced chicken, pulled pork, whatever yummy fixin' you like.  Try my Torta con Chorizo de Bolita with some sliced avocado in it.  Delicioso!

3.  Garnish a spicy soup with some slices of the green gold.  Like I said in my last post about pozole rojo as well as this classic Hunger recipe for pozole verde, garnishes are the funnest part of eating a composed soup.

4. Avocado ice cream.  Yes indeed.  Avocado is actually a fruit and it's creamy texture and fattiness makes a tasty frozen treat.  Jamie Oliver's recipe is pretty damn delicious.  I also love how he served them in eclectic cans.  Pretty cool.

5.  Okay, so this isn't a food tip but a beauty tip for all you fashionistas out there.  Take an avocado, peel and pit it, mash it up and apply it to your face.  Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.  Wipe it off with warm water and rinse with cold water to close your pores.  Your skin will feel soft and your pores will be clean and happy.  Just don't forget to wash it off before going anywhere or you'll scare people.

Oh and don't forget this fun fact.

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