Excessive avocado consumption is a truly excellent vice. High fives to you, fellow addicts.
I know one of my issues when it comes to avocado over-eating is that it's so hard to store a half-eaten one and have it not look gnarly the next day. So I usually end up devouring the whole darn thing. One of the best methods I've found is to lay the avocado cut-side down in a shallow bowl filled with ½ an inch of water. This keeps the avocado looking as green and delicious and edible as can be.
But if devouring the whole avocado is exactly what you had in mind, I have some ideas for you and recipes to go with them. Labor Day is as good a time as any to get your avocado on. Try one of the ideas below as part of your BBQ spread, or keep them in your back pocket for back to school season.
--Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe
Mashed avocado with a little lemon juice is my favorite topping for a tartine or crostini. Add a couple radishes like in this crostini recipe, and you’ve got the perfect snack. Get the recipe for Avocado & Radish Crostini
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing better than guacamole as a topping. But you can make your avocado do double duty by sandwiching it in between the crispy gooey tortilla as well. Get the recipe for The Best Guacamole
I am obsessed with this vegetarian tortilla soup. The cool avocado is such a nice contrast to the piping hot (and spicy!) broth. You can try it on any veggie soup, really. Just dice up an avocado and toss it on top. Get the recipe for Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
This time of year, I’m really into making crunchy veggie wraps with everything I can find from the farmer’s market. Add some avocado and you have a nice smooth contrast to lots of crisp veggies. Get the recipe for Spicy Hummus Wraps with Avocado and Radishes
If you’re really looking to use up that extra avocado half, try adding it to green goddess dressing. It's a healthy alternative to sour cream or mayonnaise, and creates an equally creamy condiment. Get the recipe for Arugula Salad with Black Quinoa and Green Goddess Dressing
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