Often, avocados appear in Mexican cuisine. A great example is guacamole. But that's not all. It's great in salads and sandwiches. It also makes a great addition to vegetarian sushi. And, if you haven't already, try them on toast.
Avocados are best served raw. Cooking them will make them bitter. A little trick is to add them to hot food just before serving.
You can't beat an avocado's healthy qualities. They have a high amount of mono-unsaturated fat. If you're vegetarian, it's often used instead of meat in sandwiches because avocados have lots of that healthy fat.
It works great in smoothies too. Avocados taste good with just about any citrus fruit. Just imagine the smoothie possibilities. Avocado, pineapple and mint smoothie anyone?
Speaking of citrus fruit, did you know if you add lemon juice to avocado, it stops them from turning brown. (this works on apples too). The acid in the lemon juice stops the air from turning things brown.
So what goes well with Avocados anyhow?
In the lists below you'll find out what goes well with avocados. These are the foods we feel are some of the best flavor matches...
Foods starring avocados:
- Salads & Salad Dressings
Herb & spice matches:
- cayenne pepper
- chili powder
Oil, vinegar and sauce matches:
- canola oil
- olive oil
- pepper (black or white)
- sour cream
- vinegar (balsamic, white wine)
- chile peppers (like chipotle, jalepeno & serrano)
- greens (like collard, dandelion & salad greens)
- onions (red, white & spring onions/scallions)
- sprouts (alfalfa & bean)
- citrus in general
- lemon juice
- lemon zest
- lime (juice or zest)
- orange (juice or zest)
Meat protein matches:
- seafood (crab, lobster, shrimp/prawns)
Beans & other legume matches:
- black beans
Nut & seed matches:
- black beans