Guacamole Salad Avocados are astounding!
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From this luscious Guacamole Salad to an Avocado Butter for bread and an authentic Mexican "Guac" from Alicia's friend Petra, our kitchens wouldn't be the same without avocados. Here are a few fun facts and tips:
- Avocados are considered a fruit, but technically they're a berry of the flowering avocado tree.
- It's true avocados are high in fat, (about 75% of calories), but it's desirable, monounsaturated fat. Eating avocados has been shown to lower cholesterol.
- Other nutrition benefits? They're high in fiber and B vitamins and have 60% more potassium than bananas.
- The bumpy-skinned Hass avocado from California is by far the most common variety sold, and it's our favorite, too.
- Avocado skin turns almost black when fully ripe. Buy fruit that is beginning to darken and just yields to gentle pressure. However, the flesh of over-ripe (or soft) avocados tends to be dark and too bruised for salads and guacamole.
- Once your avocado reaches the perfect state of ripeness, refrigeration will halt the ripening process so they can be held for several days before use.
|Simple Avocado Butter|
Spread it on bread or spoon onto crackers. This is easy to make and even easier to eat!
Serve with grilled chicken or chilled shrimp for a gourmet delight. A bit more sophisticated than guacamole, but just as easy to make.
We've never met a homemade guacamole we didn't like, but Petra's is truly special. It's classic and straight out of Mexico.