Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Most avocado is used for guacamole, in salads, and on sandwich, but there is more you can do with them. They make good appetizers, Tapas, and main entrees. Most people don't think to cook them. Here is some recipes for you.

Turkey Avocado Boats

3 large avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled
6 Tablespoons lime juice
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons onion, minced fine
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
salt and white pepper, to taste
2 cups turkey, cooked, diced, large
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
chives, sniped
6 red lettuce leaves, for garnish

Preheat lid of a 12" dutch oven, with about 16 charcoals, to 400. Sprinkle each half with 1 tablespoon of lime juice. In a mixing bowl; combine mayonnaise, onion, celery seed,garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir in turkey; mix well. Drain any excess lime juice from avocados. Fill avocado halves with turkey mix; sprinkle with cheese. Arrange filled avocados on the bottom of corasponding dutch oven, in a single layer. Pour about 1/2 " of water in the oven. Place lid on oven, no bottom heat,and bake for 15minutes or until cheese melts. Place lettuce on plate. Place each avocado on lettuce leaf and sprinkle with sniped chives.

Hot Avocado Salad

3 large avocados
1 medium tomato
4 slices bacon, cooked crisp
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, finely diced
1 celery stalk, finely diced
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons sweet chili sauce
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 cup Cheddar cheese , grated

Preheat 12" dutch oven to 350. Brush oven with oil. Cut avocados in half lengthwise, remove pits. Do not peel. Scoop out 2/3 of flesh, roughly chop. Retain shells. Peel, seed, and finely dice tomato. Crumble bacon, finely. Combine avocado, bacon, tomato, onion, pepper, and celery in a bowl. Combine sugar, chili sauce and vinergarin a small screw-top jar; shake well. Pour over ingredients in bowl and mix well. Spoon the filling into the avocado halves; sprinkle with cheese. Place in preheated 12" oven, bake 7-10 minutes or until heated though. serve immediately with corn chips.

Crispy Fried Avocado
2 cups vegetable oil for deep frying
4 avocados (Don't buy ones that are very soft, just semi hard)
3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/4 Yellow Cornmeal
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Chipotle Powder
1 cup Flour
4 eggs, beaten
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat the cooking oil in a deep pan to 350 degrees. Cut avocados in half, remove pits and peel. Mix bread crumbs, cornmeal and spices together in a bowl. Dredge peeled avocado halves in flour, then eggs, and then the bread crumb mixture. Fry until crispy and golden brown, about one minute.


  1. I like the idea of the crispy fried Avocado - our stores dont have chipotle powder that I know of, I think I could just substitute chili powder. What would you serve this with? I am thinking maybe sweet chili sauce.

  2. Yes1 That would work, but we are Ranch Dressing fans.
    10 years ago we could not get chipotles here. Now there in ever other recipe. They are a smoked jalapenos, and dried. Some how just get some smoke in it.