Avocado Boat

I love avocados, especially when I am cooking Mexican style dishes. I often chop them up, add some tomato, garlic, cilantro, onion, and jalapeno pepper to make a nice guacamole sauce, served on the side, but this last week I wanted to present the avocado in a different way.

Avocados are pretty darn good for you if you think about it. Sure most its calories come from fat, but they are packed with potassium, and rich in vitamins K, B, and E, and are proven to reduce cholesterol levels. Now that doesn’t sound so bad does it?

Recipe for Stuffed Avocados

This simple recipe not only tastes great, but looks great on your plate. My wife loved it, and thought it paired well with the chicken and cheese quesadilla.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large Haas Avocado, not over ripened (Feel, and lightly press on the outside of the avocado. If it feels too firm, it is not that ripe, if you can easily press it in, it is too ripe. Go with a firm, but soft press)
  • Sprig of cilantro
  • 1 Roma tomato, seeds removed, and diced
  • Small pinch of garlic powder
  • Small pinch of salt
  • Small pinch of pepper

If you have never opened up an avocado, well, now is your chance. It is really easy. Basically, you run your knife, lengthwise, around your avocado. When you are running your knife through it, go in a bit and you will most likely feel the seed. Next, just give it a turn and you will separate the two. Next, take your knife, and give it a whack into the seed, and carefully give it a twist. This will remove the seed and allow you to work with your avocado.

With a large spoon, separate the avocado from the skin, much like you would scoop ice cream, but the goal is to keep it all together. In a small bowl, bring your spices together and sprinkle on top of the avocado. In the center of the avocado, add your chopped tomato, and top with some of the cilantro.

This makes a great side on any plate. Enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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