Sushi meets sandwiches? Wait, hear me out. This sandwich is inspired by one of my favorite sushi rolls, the classic salmon and avocado, with a spicy Japanese-mustard kick. It combines smoked salmon, avocado, and wasabi cream cheese, served on dark rye or pumpernickel bread, and in addition to capturing sushi flavors, it evokes bagels and lox. Plus, it's a lot easier to make than sushi. Watch and see how it's done.
Stop everything because the greatest day of the year is upon us. That's right — today is National Guacamole Day, and there's only one way to celebrate. Consider this roundup our ode to the creamy, tasty dip that has made our game days and picnics all the better. Click on for basic recipes, spicy spins, and everything in between. Did someone say "guacalicious"?
This information might change your life. To prevent an avocado from browning, spray it with a little bit of cooking spray. When I first heard of this concept, I wasn't sure if it was true. But I tried it myself. I ate half an avocado and sprayed the remaining half with Pam. Then, I covered it with foil and refrigerated it. Days later, I pulled the avocado from the fridge and was shocked it see it was not brown at all. Seriously, try this; it's amazing!
In California, we've been getting some awesomely delicious avocados lately. Chalk it up to avocado season, which runs from Spring to Fall. Even if you don't live in the Golden State, chances are that green fruit you're savoring is from here anyway. Ninety percent of the nation's crop comes out of California. From sandwiches and salads to salsas and other tropical-tinged flavor combinations, avocado is surprisingly versatile. Here are 12 of our favorite ways to enjoy it.
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It's time to take your salsa inspiration to the tropics. This time, pineapple and mango star in a sweet, acidic, and spicy salsa that goes great on grilled fish tacos and tortilla chips alike.
A nutrient-packed fruit that's surprisingly versatile, the avocado boasts nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a smart pantry staple for moms to keep on hand. We've rounded up seven recipes that showcase the avocado's awesome versatility and are sure to appeal to kiddies as much as the brilliant shade of green does. From popsicles to salads and the easiest three-ingredient guacamole, there's a way for everyone to enjoy the incredible, edible avocado!
When it comes to Mexican cuisine, there is nothing quite as essential as guacamole. In its most basic form, the creamy dip consists of perfectly ripe mashed avocado seasoned with salt. While there are hundreds of recipes, it's nice to have a simple one to start with. Once you've mastered the technique, it's easy to get creative with lots of variations. You can experiment with different types of onion, substitute lemon or orange juice for the lime juice, and change the texture by blitzing in a food processor. Since Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, it's a great time to share my favorite guacamole recipe. To check it out and see more suggestions on how to jazz it up, keep reading.
Miss out on Spring break? Not to worry: mango, avocado, pineapple, and a few splashes of milk are all you need to go on a miniature tropical getaway.
Why, you might ask, should you add avocado to the smoothie? Don't skip out on it: the fruit imparts a pleasant green hue on the drink, plus it contributes to the overall thickness and mouthfeel of the smoothie, since avocados are naturally high in fat. It won't really affect the flavor, though: this smoothie is all about the mighty sweet mango and mouth-puckering pineapple.
I prefer my smoothies on the thicker side, but keep blending it with more milk until you reach your desired consistency. I like to pop my smoothie in the freezer for 10 minutes or so to really chill it up.
Crisp green produce just looks like it's good for you, doesn't it? Out of all of the colors of the rainbow, I tend to prefer green veggies the most. While there are countless fresh and tasty options, at this time of year, it's hard not to be drawn to avocados, artichokes, english peas, and lettuce. Find out what we like to do with these bright green ingredients when you keep reading.