Posts Tagged ‘Avocado’

Mango Avocado Deliciousness!

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Curried Mango in Avocado

Taken from Yoga Journal. Thanks!

Ingredients

SERVES 2

  • 1 jumbo avocado, about 1 1/2 lbs.
  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup crushed banana or plantain chips
  • 1 to 2 tsp. curry powder, or to taste
  • 2 Tbs. mayonnaise, or low-fat or vegan mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 3 Tbs. pickled ginger for garnish

Directions

  1. Slice avocado in half, cutting lengthwise. Carefully pull or twist halves apart, and remove seed. Using sharp paring knife, cut crosshatch pattern into flesh almost to skin, and spoon out cubes, leaving 1/8-inch inside layer of avocado flesh. This keeps avocado shell stable.
  2. In mixing bowl, combine avocado cubes, mango cubes, crushed banana chips, curry powder, mayonnaise, lime juice and coriander leaves, stirring together gently.
  3. Mound mixture into avocado halves. Sprinkle each with pickled ginger slices.

Nutritional Information

SERVES 2Amount Per Serving:

Calories 760
Protein 7g
Total fat 66g
Carbs 46g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 620mg
Fiber 19g
Sugars 4g

Vegetarian Times Issue: March 1, 2003   p.54

Avocados – super food!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

One of my fave foods! Delicious. Healthy. Creamy. Versatile. This is the avocado.

Veggie, vegan, or raw, there are a number of recipes where you can reap the benefits of this heart healthy, nutrient rich fruit.  Here’s a recipe for vegan mayo from Dr. Ben Kim’s website.

Avocado and Basil Mayonnaise Recipe

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, scooped out of skins, and cubed
Large handful of fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh lemon or lime juice
1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Combine basil, garlic, and a pinch of sea salt in a small food processor and blend until ingredients form a paste.

2. Add avocados and process until smooth. Blend in the oil and lemon or lime juice, and then season with sea salt and pepper.

Use this delicious avocado and basil mayonnaise in place of regular mayonnaise. It also makes a wonderful dip for baked crackers.