Do you think of avocados as fruit or vegetable? If I recall correctly, they are technically fruit, but the green hue seems rather more vegetable-like. Actually, I tend to group avocados with other fats, but it doesn’t really matter.
What does matter is that they’re delicious and nutritious and satisfying and pretty much my favorite food at the moment. I’m averaging one a day. (Side note – does it drive anyone else crazy that certain places on the internet advise limiting servings to 1-2 tablespoons?! Avocados come in two serving sizes: half or whole. End rant.)
I hated avocados for most of my life, but after becoming enamored of guacamole a couple of years ago, I’ve learned to love them in all forms. Even mashed up with a little salt and eaten by the spoonful.
Other ways I love to eat avocado …
Chopped on a salad (in this case, taco salad.)
To add a little healthy fat to a meal – here, a plain Jane chicken breast and broccoli.
As glue to hold my wraps together. I’ve also been known to spread mashed avocado with a little honey on toast in place of butter. It sounds crazy, but it’s so good!
To add something fresh to an otherwise processed meal. I’ve been kind of hooked on the fire grilled steak Evol Bowls (thanks in equal part to Laura and my dad for introducing me to those) and like to top mine off with half an avocado.
Oh, and have I mentioned guacamole?
So tell me, what is your favorite way to enjoy avocados?