Sunday, June 3, 2012

Avocado App


I love creative cooking and am ALWAYS on the hunt for the next amazing dish or appetizer to make for my husband and family. My husband is Vegan, daughter/son Vegetarian and I'm on the path from Veg to Plant Strong (Vegan AND no processed food). This makes my culinary creations extra creative.

I was reading my friend Tori's E-mag EdiTORIal and she featured some creative Avocado dishes.  It inspired me to share on of my FAV Avocado Appetizers Vegan & Veg friendly. You can also use it for a meal too.



What you need:

Avocado
Sesame Seeds
Soya Sauce
Garlic Powder
*Toothpicks for App
*Rice or Quinoa for meal

Peel/Pit/Slice Avocado
Place on a plate or serving dish and drizzle with Soya Sauce to your own taste (you may want to cover in fresh squeezed lemon juice too if you are not going to serve/eat right away to prevent browning)
Sprinkle with Sesame Seeds & Garlic Powder
Use the toothpicks for bite size pieces for guests.



OR

Top your rice or quinoa with this amazing mixture and ENJOY!!


Avocado FACTS (via WebMD & Avacado.org):

*There are more than 80 varieties of avocados. The most common is the year-round Hass avocado, whose original mother tree still stands in California.

Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C,K, folate, and B6

* They act as a "Nutrient Booster" - by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients; such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit (Tomatoes for example)

*Half an avocado has 160 calories, 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, and only 2 grams saturated fat.

*One globe contains more than one-third daily value of vitamin C, and more than half the day’s requirements of vitamin K

*The avocado is also known as an alligator pear, because of its shape, green skin, and rough texture of the Haas variety. (The Florida avocado has a shiny, smooth surface.)

The two main U.S. producers of the fruit are California and Florida. The Golden State far outranks the Sunshine State, however, with more than 6,000 groves accounting for about 90% of avocado crops.




Do you LOVE Avocados?? Share your FAV dishes!

1 comment:

  1. Amanda F (Toronto)June 6, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    I love avocados too! Here's a great and easy recipe that I like to make and serve over a big plate of salad greens.

    AVOCADO & CHICKPEA SALAD (Makes about 4 servings)

    Dressing:
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1 tbsp lemon juice (I always add more, I love fresh lemon)
    1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
    1/2 tsp ground cardamon
    1/4 tsp ground cumin
    1/8 tsp spanish paprika
    salt to taste

    Salad
    4 avocados, sliced
    14 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    1/4 cup finely chopped green onion

    * Combine dressing and mix well
    * Combine salad ingredients and gentle toss
    * Dress salad just before serving by tossing altogether to coat thoroughly.

    Can't wait to try your recipe above!

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