Pick a Ripe AvocadoWhen searching for a ripe avocado, choose one with a firm flesh, but gives a little when you squeeze. Unripe avocados don't give under pressure. Overly-ripe avocados will not have a firm flesh and be too squishy. Handle a bunch of avocados at the market and you will feel the difference. Your best bet is to buy ripe avocados the day that you need them.
Ripening AvocadosAccording to Eat This, ripening an avocado can be done in the same way that you ripen bananas:
- Place the avocado in a paper bag with an apple, banana, or tomato.
- Fold the bag closed and leave it to sit on the counter overnight.
Avocado Recipe ~ Cowboy CaviarI make this Cowboy Caviar recipe every time I host an event. It's now requested from friends which is a wonderful compliment. Ingredients 2 cans (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (17 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 or 2 large avocados, peeled and diced 1/2 red onion, chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Dressing 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar 3-4 Tbsp. lime juice 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and chill. Garnish, if desired with additional avocado slices or cilantro sprigs, and serve with tortilla chips.
What's your favorite avocado recipe?