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September Series Volume 2 - Three Easy Avocado Recipes

Basic Guacamole

Makes 8 servings


Ingredients

  • 2 avocados

  • Juice of 1/2 lime

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 cup diced tomato

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/4 cup diced red onion

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Hot sauce, to taste

Instructions

Slice the avocados in half lengthwise around the pits. Twist to separate the halves and remove the pits. Spoon the flesh into a medium bowl. Use a fork to mash the avocado until as chunky or smooth as you prefer. Stir in the lime juice, cumin, tomato, cilantro and red onion. Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Serve immediately.













Avocado Toast

Makes 1 Serving


Ingredients

  • 1 avocado ripe

  • 2 slices of bread of choice (sourdough is my favorite)

  • 1 garlic clove (cut in half, skin on)

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • salt and pepper

  • lemon juice optional, from a fresh lemon is best

  • finely chopped cilantro or parsley

Instructions

Cut avocado in half and remove seed. Toast bread to your taste, using your method of choice. While toast is still hot, lightly rub the surface with the cut side of the garlic clove. Use a spoon to scoop avocado flesh out, then a fork to mush it onto the toast. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Squeeze over a bit of lemon juice, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with cilantro or parsley. Serve immediately!



Shrimp Scampi Guacamole

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 1 cup chopped cook shrimp

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Hot sauce, to taste

Instructions

Slice the avocados in half lengthwise around the pits. Twist to separate the halves and remove the pits. Spoon the flesh into a medium bowl. Use a fork to mash the avocado until as chunky or smooth as you prefer. Stir in the lemon juice, basil and garlic. Fold in shrimp and cheese. Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Serve immediately.



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