Wednesday, July 14, 2010

For the love of Avocados...

I'm really into Avocados right now.  That's right...with a capital A.  Between breakfast, lunch and dinner (and snacks) I swear I could eat at least 2 per day.  It's all healthy fat, right?  This week I've concocted some pretty yummy things with this Mexican (or Californian) gem and thought I'd share with you.  If you have a favorite avocado recipe, please feel free to comment...the more ways I can 'em, the better ;o)
Think I could throw them in my green smoothies????

Kim's Guacamole
2-3 medium avocados
2 limes
big handful of cilantro
1 garlic clove
1-2 jalepeno peppers
red onion
1-2 plum or vine ripened tomatoes
plenty of sea or kosher salt

mash avocodos and squeeze juice of both limes.  give a generous sprinkle of salt.  chop cilantro, garlic clove jalepenos and red onion with a mini chopper and add to mashed avocados.  coarsely chop tomatoes and mix in.  salt more to taste. 

BBQ chicken wrap with...avocado
chicken tenderloins (i used a whole package so i'd have leftovers)
bbq sauce with a sprinkle cumin mixed in
1/2 avocado
sea salt
1/2 tomato
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
whole wheat tortillas (burrito size) or wraps

Salt and pepper chicken and grill, brushing with BBQ sauce.  OR pour BBQ sauce on top of chicken and bake in 350 oven for 20 minutes or until done. Let cool.
Lay out tortillas (2).  Slice chicken and put into wrap.  Top with sliced avocado sprinkled with a little sea salt, sliced tomato, a little cilantro and some shredded cheese.  Roll up and slice in half!  Makes 2 wraps. I kept leftovers of all ingredients on hand and ate one of these almost every day this week for lunch!

Simply Laughing Cow and Avocado wrap (thanks to Sara)
Take one wedge of laughing cow cheese and spread on a tortilla.  Mash 1/4 to 1/2 avocado with a little lime juice and sea salt and spread on top of cheese.  Roll up and enjoy!

Kitchen Sink Spinach Salad guessed it...Avocado
Baby Spinach
1/2 cucumber-chopped
2 tomatoes-chopped
1/4 cup red onion-chopped
2 grilled chicken breasts (i marinated mine in italian dressing overnight)-chopped
2 hard boiled eggs-chopped
chopped bacon (a few slices...or more)
1 avocado chopped

Layer the ingredients in the order above (or however the heck you want to).  Serve with your fav. dressing.  Mine would be ranch :o)


  1. I just went bought more avocado's today. I am obsessed with the laughing cow cheese wraps. :) Get ready for 12 tomorrow its going to be HOT.

  2. i love me some avocado!!! or just simply scramble some egg, slice one up and eat together with some tomatoes sliced and olive oil and you guessed it ..salt and peppa!!