Avocado, scientifically known as Persea Americana is a prized fruit with high nutritional value and is added to various dishes due to its good flavor and rich texture. In fact, avocado has become an incredibly popular food among health-conscious individuals and referred to it as superfood.
Avocados have unique nutrition health properties. They are high in antioxidants, contain loads of fiber and are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and vitamin C.
This fruit has been associated with various health benefits, such as decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, which is not surprising given its health properties. They are also very satisfying and may be useful for weight loss.
Avocados can be eaten raw, toss in a salad, or blend in smoothies. There are many different types ways to eat them and can be added to many recipes to give your meals a nutritional boost.
Scrambled Eggs with Avocado, Onion, and Cheddar
Halve, pit, and peel avocado and cut into 1/4-inch pieces. In a bowl whisk together eggs and cheddar and season with salt and pepper. Heat a non-stick pan and add olive oil in it and sauté chopped onions. Add egg mixture stirring constantly, until eggs are just set. Remove skillet from heat and stir in avocado. Then serve in sandwich with tomato and cooked ham
2. Salad or Tortilla Dip
In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Mash avocados using a potato masher then add the salt, cumin, and cayenne. Fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.
3. Creamy drinks
Combine the avocado, milk, yogurt, honey, and ice cubes in a blender; blend until smooth.
Cut the avocado in half, remove pit, then scoop the flesh into a bowl. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Mash the ingredients together with a fork, keeping the texture slightly chunky. Spread on each piece of toast.
Avocado Sushi Roll
Distribute the rice evenly on the sushi, making sure to leave approximately 1.5 inches of space on the side closest to you and approximately 1 inch on the opposite side. Top sliced avocados preferably place them in the middle of the seaweed. Then roll. You can also team creamy avocado with your favorite crunchy vegetables.
Tomato, Avocado and Green Salad
Place chopped tomatoes, sliced cucumber (optional), grapes, diced avocado, and chopped cilantro into a large salad bowl. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp lemon juice. Toss gently to combine.