Peace, Love, & Avocados!
posted on June 20th, 2017 by John Savidan
Could there be a more perfect food than the glorious avocado? Nope! And lucky for us, it’s now officially avocado season, and we’ve got all summer to enjoy these green beauties.
Haas avocados are the classic West Coast-grown variety, full of buttery, nutty flavor and dense with nutrients. In fact, just one little avocado has 20 vitamins and minerals, as well as a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat (that’s the good kind!). But don’t stop at just one! Stop by Bristol Farms all summer long and keep the avocado love going.
Whether you grill, scoop, dip, or slice, there are countless ways to enjoy avocados! Here are some of our favorite preparations below.
This may sound strange, but believe us – grilled avocados are tasty! Start by selecting avocados that aren’t fully ripe, but give just a little when gently squeezed. The trick is to grill a semi-ripe avocado so it does not soften too much on the grill. Simply slice in half and remove the seed, place the avocados cut side down on a preheated grill (not over direct flame) and grill just long enough to achieve light grill marks. Your avocados will take on a deep and smokey enhanced flavor that is great on its own, mashed into guacamole, or diced atop grilled fish.
Avocado Poke Boats
There could be only one thing that makes our insanely delicious Aloha Poke better: a creamy, ripe, lightly grilled in-season-right-now avocado. See how easy it is to impress and delight someone with this simple preparation. Slice a perfectly ripe avocado in half and remove the seed, then lightly grill on the bbq and fill with a heaping spoonful of our savory and cool Aloha Poke. This will absolutely be your new favorite summertime meal or snack. Healthy and no cooking required – just scoop and enjoy.
Makes 2 1/2 cups
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped
- 1 small white onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium fresh jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
- Coarse salt
- Halve avocados lengthwise around pit. Remove pit with a large spoon, then scoop out flesh into a bowl.
- Squeeze the lemon juice into bowl. Add tomato, onion, and jalapeno, and mash guacamole with a fork to desired consistency. Season guacamole with salt, to taste.