Avocado Spread Recipe
This avocado spread recipe a healthy vegetarian alternative to cold cuts. You won’t need any other topping it’s that flavorful and delicious. You can use it as a dip or spread. Not to mention it’s extremely healthy and filling. It has a high fat content but don’t worry it’s good fat. Some studies show that it reduces LDL cholesterol. It’s good for you especially compared to cold cuts. Avocado offers nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients you won’t get that from cold cuts. Did you know that an avocado is a berry? I was surprised when I found out. It a very unusual berry indeed. In some countries it is made into a milkshake or dessert drink with chocolate syrup. Never tried it but it sounds interesting. Mantequilla de pobre is a Spanish word for poor man’s butter. It is a recipe made with avocado, tomato, olive oil and lemon juice. Well I personally feel rich eating this delicious spread.
A little interesting horticultural info you can grow avocado trees indoors but the leaves and bark are toxic to cats and dogs so if you have a pet like mine you may just want your buy yours at the grocery store. My cat loves to eat my plants. She does not know which ones are toxic. So unless it’s cat nip I avoid indoor plants unless I know they are safe for pets.
To make this you will obviously need a ripe avocado. When you select one makes sure it is not hard or too soft. It should just slightly give when you press on it. Too soft and it will be brown inside. Too hard and you won’t be able to press it into a paste with a fork. You will also need onion, butter (optional), and garlic salt. Stir well and serve immediately.
If you want to be able to store your avocado spread without it turning brown you can add red onion instead of white onion and tightly seal the bowl. You could also brush some oil on top of the spread. Adding lemon juice also helps but it will alter the taste. You could also purchase a citric acid food additive. It’s just vitamin C in powder form and it will prevent the avocado from browning. No need to say that this is best eaten very fresh.