Avocado has a creamy and cool texture that goes well with different flavors that makes it a natural fit for several recipes. It goes well with grapefruit, cucumber, mango, coconut, lemon, and onion.
How to Prepare Avocado
Cut into an avocado and the delicious pale green buttery rich flesh is waiting to be sliced or sandwich or diced salads and asked for guacamole. Avocados are amazingly versatile and healthy fruit but getting at their tender inside is a challenge. You can cut an avocado in three steps. First, you need to check whether the avocado is ripe, you can gently press avocado skin with your thumb.
The best avocado is one that has a little hard skin. If the avocado skin is too soft, it means it is overripe and the flesh inside won’t be good. Always put ripe avocado in the fridge to prevent overripe. You can use serve over counter fridge too for the storage of avocado.
Avocados we buy from stores are usually too hard. Place them in a paper bag and close the top. Then place them at room temperature for three to four days to get perfectly ripe avocados. Once they are ripe, you can store them for five to six days in the fridge.
The first step is cutting an avocado. You need a double folded kitchen towel that you will put on your hand and hold the avocado in it. It will protect your hand from being cut. Now cut around the seed and make a lengthwise cut right down the center of the fruit and rotate the avocado to cut all the way around the seed.
The next step is to twist the halves and gently twist each half in opposite direction to separate them. Then remove the seed and hold the half with the seed in hand and use your dominant hand to tap the seed firmly with a knife blade. Twist the knife gently and remove the seed from the other half.
Then dice the avocado and use a shallow spoon to scoop out the diced avocado.
Here are some ingredients that you can use for avocado preparation:
Avocado and Blue Cheese
You can use blue cheese with a buttery texture of avocado to use in salads, dips, and toasties. This combination is also best for creating salad dressing. You can blend avocado and blue cheese with garlic, oil, and lemon juice to prepare a silky texture avocado dressing. The salad that you prepare with these two ingredients is called Cob salad.
Avocado and Grapefruit
All the citrus fruits pair well with avocado, so does the grapefruit. You can prepare salad with these two nicely paired fruits. Further, you can add vinegar, salt, olive oil, and pepper to your salad.
Avocado and Coffee
Another ingredient you can use to prepare avocado is coffee. You can make a milkshake with coffee and an avocado combination. Although avocado is a fruit, some people use it as a vegetable in their dishes. You can use it in sweet dishes too. In some countries like Indonesia and the Philippines, avocado along with coconut and condensed milk is used to make milkshakes.
Avocado and Coriander Leaf
Another ingredient that goes well with avocado is coriander. Both give a nice flavor and smell to your foods. You can add it to soups. It is a great combination for salads too. You can blend coriander and avocado with salt and yogurt to prepare a salad dressing.
Avocado and Mango
You can also use mango to prepare the avocado salad. This pairing also works. Mango has tropical flavor while avocado gives a spicy, woody, and piney flavor. Both go well together for salsas and salads.