So, I finally got around to using one of the avocados I bought from Whole Foods last week. They were definitely ripe, so I put them all in the fridge for safe keeping.
This morning I decided it was time to use one for lunch.
Sliced the avocado in half
Used a spoon to scoop out avocado fruit into a glass bowl. Discarded the seed, even though I had read that it was helpful for oxidation prevention.
I mashed with a fork, then added:
- zest from lime and 1/4 lime juice – it was about 1 tbsp. I microwaved the lime for a couple of seconds first.
- 2 chopped garlic cloves
1/4About a Tbsp of chopped red onion
- 2 oz of turkey breast (leftover from dinner) – cooked shrimp is a lovely alternative
- 3 small whole tomatoes chopped – including seeds
Didn’t add any seasoning or spices/herbs this time aroundAdd salt, pepper, cilantro
Tasted a bite and it was delicious. I can’t wait for lunch! I closely covered the bowl with plastic wrap, and then put on the plastic lid for storage for my lunch.
Approximately 325 calories, and tons of fiber and MUFAs (mono-unsaturated fats)
ETA: Well, I was so excited for lunch, but a little disappointed when I started eating. The red onions were so overpowering, they were very strong. I will use much less next time, or possibly use Vidalia or sweet onions instead. I also will add some salt, pepper, and maybe some fresh cilantro.