Avocado is that girl who will always receive VIP treatment.
Her fleshiness, rotund, and sometimes curvaceous exterior already screams soft life every time you encounter her.
It doesn’t matter where you find her; whether it’s on a supermarket shelf, fridge, market stall, or even on the ground, just dropped off a tree, your first instinct is always to handle with care.
Did you know that there are more than 20 varieties of Avocado?
Based on texture and flavor profile, I can confidently say I typically enjoy two of these;
Hass: medium in size, oval in shape, and creamy to taste. These are great for guacamole, and on toast, especially if you’re looking for a healthy, and filling breakfast.
Choquette: large in size, oval in shape and mild (slightly watery) to taste. These are great in salads, and burgers as they are not domineering and can easily absorb your favorite seasoning.
I have an avocado tree that bears the Hass variety twice a year. During harvest season I’m quick to make guacamole which I love to season with garlic and mixed herbs; this is a great accompaniment for vegetable sticks (or your favorite chips).
I also find that combining 1/4 part of one avocado, 1/4 cup of water, and my favorite frozen fruit (pineapple and mango) in a blender made for the tastiest sorbet. Feel free to add a bit of honey or maple syrup in case your fruit was not ripe enough at the time of freezing.
Don’t be so quick to finish your avocado the next time you have some available. Try out the sorbet and let me know what magic you discover.