Some easy ways to add avocado into your day include adding to salad, smoothies, use as sandwich spread instead of mayo, and dipping raw veggies into mashed avocado. Below are some great recipes to highlight this awesome food: 15-Minute Halibut with Avocado Salsa Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: • 6 medium cloves garlic, pressed • 1/4 cup minced scallion • 1-2 tsp finely minced jalapeno pepper • 3 TBS chopped fresh cilantro • 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered • 1 medium ripe but firm avocado, diced into 1/4-inch cubes • 1/4 cup + 1 TBS fresh lemon juice • 4 6 oz halibut steaks or fillets • salt and black pepper to taste Directions: 1. Press garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out its health-promoting properties. 2. Mix together garlic, scallions, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. 3. Heat 2 inches of water in the bottom of a steamer and let it come to a boil. 4. Rub halibut with 1TBS lemon juice and season with a little salt and black pepper. Place in steamer and steam 10 minutes for every inch of thickness. (e.g., 5 minutes if it is 1/2-inch thick) 5. Place fish on plate, and top with salsa. Serves 4 Stuffed Avocados Ingredients: • 2 medium avocados, halved and pits removed • 1 cup prepared seafood, tuna or chicken salad: TTo assemble, top each avocado half with 1/4 cup f the salad.
Grilled Chicken Salad With Avocado and Mango Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 8 minutes Directions: • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice • 2 tablespoons mango chutney • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce • 3/4 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger • 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves • Cooking spray • 8 cups mixed salad greens • 1 cup diced peeled mango • 3/4 cup diced peeled avocado Directions: 1. Prepare grill. 2. Combine oil, juice, chutney, soy sauce, and ginger in a small bowl. Place chicken on large plate; spoon 2 tablespoons oil mixture over chicken, reserving the rest for the salad. Turn chicken to coat, and let stand 5 minutes. 3. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until chicken is done, brushing with oil mixture from plate before turning. Slice chicken crosswise into strips. 4. Arrange greens, mango, and avocado on 4 serving plates. Arrange chicken over greens. Drizzle reserved dressing over salads
PoseDownMag.com Feb 2012