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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.