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What do I do with an avocado? Did I even spell it right? LOL

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Okay, my doctor told me I could try avocados for getting my good chlolesterol up and I bought one- now what do I do with it? The only thing I know to do with it is make guacamole (did I spell that right? ).

Any other suggestions?
post #2 of 15
They are good sliced on sandwiches and cubed into salads. I can eat then plain, myself. I LOVE them.
post #3 of 15
I used to like to just cut them up, peel off the skin, and put a little salt (not much at all) on them. They are good cubed in salads too.

Now I can't eat them anymore...I've become allergic...they make my throat itch like crazy!!! I do miss them!
post #4 of 15
Mmmmm my favourite avocado snack is a prawn and avocado sandwich

But generally you can get rid of spreads and use avocado instead for sandwiches

And here's a link of how to cut an avocado - http://www.elise.com/recipes/archive...an_avocado.php

Generally, once I cut it in half, I just cut out what I need, then put the 2 halves back together, and wrap it in cling wrap and put it back in the fridge.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone! That's a really helpful link, too!
post #6 of 15
I like to slice them and put them on sandwiches and in tacos and things.

Between hummus and avocado, I don't use those icky processed calorie-dense spreads any more.
post #7 of 15
Avacado on BLT on wheat bread! Mmmmm!
post #8 of 15
Cut one in 1/2 the long way. Give it a twist to split the halves. One side will have a round pit in it. Take a knife and give the pit a soft whack with the sharp edge of the blade so that the blade sticks in it. Then while holding the avacado give the knife a twist and the pit will come out.

Scoop the avacado from the skin using a spoon by going around the sides. Slice the avacado up and serve it on a salad or just have it plain. Keep it from turning brown by sprinkling it with a bit of lemon juice.

I love avacados. Fattening as all heck though.

A low calorie way to get your good cholesterol up is eating oatmeal
post #9 of 15
I just halve them, take out the pit, put in my favourite salad dressing and eat it with a spoon.

Other times I will cut them up and add them to a salad.

They are also good when you fill the cavity with shrimp salad.

They are delicious!
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
I just halve them, take out the pit, put in my favourite salad dressing and eat it with a spoon.

Other times I will cut them up and add them to a salad.

They are also good when you fill the cavity with shrimp salad.

They are delicious!
I love them these ways as well! Also a burger topping with cheddar cheese, tuna melt- tuna on bread of choice or muffin, avocado, topped with melted cheese (pop it in the toaster oven). Chicken Acapulco - sauted chicken breast topped with crab meat, avocado, and hollandaise sauce......
post #11 of 15
For brunch...

Toasted English Muffin, spread generously with salsa, then slices of avocado, poached egg, and a little more salsa.
post #12 of 15
Avocado goes great with lots of things, one of my favorites is to slice them and have them with crackers, brie cheese and a tiny bit of salsa. They are also great cubed and served in gazpacho soup or chili.
post #13 of 15
I like to take bowtie pasta, throw in chopped tomatoes (fresh, about 3-4, however many you like), mix in with garlic-infused olive oil, a lemon squeezed in, cilantro and an avocado or two cubed and mixed in. So yummers.

Almonds are great for raising good cholestoral too.
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Oh my- now I am getting hungry for that avocado! I do eat a whole grain oatmeal cereal every morning (it still counts even if it has marshmallows in it, right? LOL ), and I had forgotten about the almonds- we have a half filled jar of raw ones on the kitchen counter I got a handful of just today (next to the candy jar... ).

Thanks everybody! These are great ! I may have to get more than just one on my next shopping trip!
post #15 of 15
I love guacomole(sp?) Thats the only way I have had it~I think.....
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