10 Unique Ways To Prepare Avocado

Avocados are debatably the trendiest fruit around right now—and for good reason. Not only are they delicious, they’re filled with more than 20 essential nutrients, including “good” fats and fiber to keep you full long after you’ve eaten. If you love avocados but are looking for something a different than guacamole, try one of these ideas.

Grilled Avacados June 21, 2013 36Photo by stevendepolo

1. Grilled avocado

When you’re grilling this summer, consider throwing on some avocados to accompany your meal. Take a not-quite-ripe avocado and cut it in half, removing and discarding the pit. An overly-ripe avocado will turn to mush when grilled.

Brush with olive oil and lime juice. For a little spiciness, sprinkle with chili powder or cumin. Grill with the inside down over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. When you remove them from the grill, they’ll have beautiful char marks. Stuff the avocados with pico de gallo and serve as a fresh, unique side or appetizer with tortilla chips.

2. Avocado toast

What better way to start your day than with an avocado? For an easy, ultra-filling breakfast, just mash half a ripe avocado with a little salt and lime juice and pile it onto whole wheat toast. Sprinkle with black pepper. Get creative with additional toppings.
Sliced tomato adds antioxidants and vitamins. A hard-boiled egg packs in protein. This simple, delicious breakfast, paired with a side of yogurt or fresh fruit, is sure to keep you full until lunch.

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