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Old 02-23-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
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avocado

i have 5 ripe ones

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:45 PM   #2
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Guacamole

Chocolate pudding
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...e-pudding.html

This thread has good ideas:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...o-recipes.html
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not sure about the pudding
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I sliced mine up with fresh mozzarella and a little olive oil and salt.
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I know! I've never been able to bring myself to try it. Lots of people like it, though. I prefer my chocolate and my avocado not to touch.
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I just saw where someone mashed an avocado in with egg yolks to make deviled eggs. They looked really good, aside from being green.
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They stay in the fridge for quite a while - I've had them stay good for 10 days in there. I like them best just cubed up and added to salads, or to put on top of Mexican or Indian dishes. They're really good on top of chile verde or chile colorado, and also atop butter chicken!
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I had a great burger the other day that was char grilled with a dollop of chevre on top covered by fanned slices of avocado. It was heaven.
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They're also really tasty with a squeeze of fresh lime and some freshly-ground sea salt - I can eat half an avocado that way no sweat. DH eats the other half.

You can also cut in half, pit, and peel, dip into a little acidulated water (citric acid or lemon or lime juice) and then freeze. They're good for making guacamole at a later date!
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I made an avocado chocolate pudding/mousse a couple weeks ago, the recipe was in a grocery store sale flyer. I was pretty skeptical but thought it was worth a try. The recipe wasn't low carb in the flyer but here's what I did:

1 ripe avocado, peeled and seeded
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup sugar free honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Put all ingredients in food processor and process until smooth and creamy.

I tell you, this is delicious chocolate pudding. I would recommend giving it a try.

The recipe as written makes 2 servings, can be easily doubled or tripled.
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Shrimp and avocado salad!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:34 PM   #12
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I just saw where someone mashed an avocado in with egg yolks to make deviled eggs. They looked really good, aside from being green.
LIKE that idea

i havent made deviled in a while but i will tomorrow 4 sure
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They stay in the fridge for quite a while
so after ripe..if you put them in the fridge they dont ripen more?
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They will, but very slowly.
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Mix up some Guacamole to your liking. Then use red cabbage 'chips' for dipping.
(Take the red cabbage and cut into tortilla chip size pieces, shock in cold water and salt for crispiness)
I also use the red cabbage to top with tuna salad. Yum!
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Love serving tuna salad over sliced avocados and tomoatoes, sometimes over lettuce. One of my favorite lunches!
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True confessions. I've really, really tried to like avocado and just don't.

But chocolate pudding made with avocado is amazing. Very light texture and you'd never know it had avocado as the main ingredient. Try it!
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:44 PM   #18
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They will, but very slowly.
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This is really good with pork rinds as a dip and makes a good sauce for Mexican dishes. It will keep for a week in the frig.

Casa Ole Green Sauce

Ingredients:
4 Avocados
1 (16 oz.) container Sour Cream
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 (4 oz.) can Green Chili Peppers
2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Lemon juice
4 oz. Cream Cheese

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Place all ingredients into a large food processor or a blender, process or blend until smooth.

Use as a sauce or as a dip.
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That sounds really good Chicken Lady. I make a pita bread sort of dorito that I think would be great with it. I'm saving the recipe.
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My fav is a recipe from Marks Daily Apple, where you toss together chunks of avocado, tomato, hardboiled egg, and bacon, with lemon juice (keeps the avocados green) and salt and pepper.

Another really simple, but yummy recipe I do is to take 2 eggs, mix with a heaping spoonful of store bought jarred salsa, and mix in some cheese. Cook like an omelette or just scramble it in a pan. Then serve with chunks of avocado on top!

I also add chunks of avocado to chicken torilla soup from Central Market = this is basically chicken broth with tomatoes, tomatilos, bell peppers, poblano peppers, and chicken and southwestern spices. I leave out the tortilla chips they have available to add. Sometimes I top with a little sour cream. I'm sure you could google search to find a similar Mexican style soup recipe to make at home.

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You really should try the pudding. I used it as a pie filling, and people (non-low carbers) were amazed when I told them.
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I dice, toss with a little salsa and sour cream and top taco salads with it
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I have this one in my folder of recipes to try. -I think I might leave out the chicken and up the bacon and tomatoes. It is from a blog, Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide.

Stuffed Avocados

4-5 avocados (1 for the dressing, plus 3-4 for stuffing)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
salt/pepper to taste
2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
2-4 tbsp diced red or green onion
3 slices cooked bacon
1/2 chicken breast chopped (roughly 1/4-1/3 cup)

Scoop the flesh from one avocado into a blender. Puree with the yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil and some black pepper. Chop two of three slices of bacon. In a large bowl, mix dressing, chicken, pepper, onion, chopped bacon and tomatoes. Add salt and pepper as needed. Half the remaining avocados and remove the seeds. Lay flat on a plate and divide filling evenly among the avocados, mounding it into the holes. Crumble the remaining bacon on top.
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It is actually quite good. BUT then everyone does have different tastes. But if you like avacados (or you don't possibly) and chocolate, you will probably like it.

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True confessions. I've really, really tried to like avocado and just don't.

But chocolate pudding made with avocado is amazing. Very light texture and you'd never know it had avocado as the main ingredient. Try it!
My DH doesn't like avocados either.
I haven't had him try the avocado pudding yet. I made it for myself while he was away when I made it.
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I was watching an old Alton Brown Good Eats show yesterday and it was about avocados. He made ice cream, cake frosting and butter. The butter is definitely something I'll try. He used Avocado (6 oz I think) and butter (2 oz I think) and some seasonings like cumin, salt, pepper, and a little lemon juice . He then let it firm up in the refrigerator for use on vegetables (like corn on the cob) and proteins (like steak!). The reason for adding the butter rather than just puree avocados was to allow it to remain somewhat firm when cold and melt slowly,
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I just bought some at Aldi's at 3/99. Aside from fresh guacamole with jalapenos, I love them for breakfast, smash chunky and add lots of pepper, a little salt, and a little lime juice. I have them this way with an omelette topped with salsa, and some bacon. I also add them to smoothies, it makes them nice and creamy, and you can't taste it. Avocado was my little granddaughters 1st food. Every time my daughter sent me a picture of her, she was always in a high chair with a green face. The only time she sat still for a picture, I guess.
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