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All About Avocados

Feb 11, 2016

Close up photo of avocado in bowlAvocados are a great staple to have in your kitchen.  From breakfast to snacks, and dinner – these little fruits are wonderful to add to any meal of the day!  Here’s a little more about them.

One serving of avocado is approximately 1/5 of the fruit or about 130g.  Look for ripe soft fruit and avoid ones with dark sunken spots or bruises. Colour and texture can depend on the variety of avocado.

To store your avocado cover and refrigerate ripe or cut fruit for up to five days. Ripen firm fruit at room temperature until it yields to gentle pressure.

To prepare your avocado rinse, remove the pit by cutting lengthwise around the seed. Gently twist to separate the halves. Peel the skin. To prevent from browning. Coat with lemon juice.

Here are some of our favourite avocado recipes:

Avocado Egg Pitas: Egg salad is made extra creamy with the addition of avocado and yogurt. This is easy to make and enjoy on any of your favourite bread. Tucking it into a pita with tomatoes makes for a surefire way to not lose any of the filling every time you bite into it.

Simple Guacamole: This classic recipe can be tweaked and adapted to your favourite spices.Avocado Melon Breakfast Smoothie

Avocado Melon Breakfast Smoothie: A delightful concoction of green fruit plus fat-free dairy. With convenience built in, this refreshing smoothie can be made a day ahead. Keeps well in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.

Avocado Breakfast Bruschetta:  Start your day with a breakfast twist on classic bruschetta. Avocados, tomato, hard-boiled egg and ricotta with basil atop toasted rustic whole grain bread.

What are some of your favourite avocado recipes?

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