Creamy and satisfying, avocado is a great part of any meal. Although high in calories, avocados provide a good dose of healthy fat, potassium, fiber and a variety of vitamins. When shopping for avocados, consider buying a few in different stages of ripeness, and avoid avocados that have soft spots and discoloration. Avocados are best when stored at room temperature. Wash the outside of the avocado before cutting, as not to transfer any bacteria from the skin to the inside. The flesh turns brown when introduced to the air. A squeeze of citrus will help delay this reaction. Store what you don’t use either wrapped tightly or in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
This mash is a perfect topping for a salad, slathered on warm toast, instead of mayo on a sandwich or served with smoked salmon, sliced turkey or poached eggs. The options are unlimited!
- 3 ripe Haas avocados, pitted
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 4 large slices of good hearty bread, toasted (optional)
- Sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Red pepper flakes (optional)
Use a fork to mash the avocado. Mix the mash with the fresh lemon juice and avocado oil. Spread the mash over the slices of bread or over greens as a great addition to a salad. Sprinkle with the sea salt, black pepper and red pepper, if using.