Monday, August 4, 2008

Fresh Avocado Cubes

I love avocado - especially now that I know how to cut them properly. Whenever I crave something greasy or not-so-healthy, I have some avocado cubes sprinkled with a little salt. It kills the craving with much less calories, more vitamins, and healthier unsaturated fat. Not to mention it is delicious...

Fresh Avocado Cubes

1 avocado

Pick an avocado that is firm, but not too hard. Using a large, sharp knife, cut around the center nut. Twist each half in opposite directions to seperate the halves.

Use the half without the nut first. When the nut is seperated from the fruit, it will turn brown quickly. Keeping the nut near the fruit preserves the color longer so you can use the other half later.
To remove the nut, strike it with the knife. When the edge of the knife is lodged in the nut, twist the nut to gently remove it from the flesh.

Hold the avocado half in your palm and cut the flesh vertically and horizontally to create cubes.
Ease the cubes off the skin with your thumb. If they don't come off nicely the first try, don't worry. Just smoosh up the avocado and add lemon juice, salt, and garlic for yummy guacamole.

Avocado cubes are great by themselves, sprinkled with a little salt, on a cobb salad, in sandwiches, or in Pico de Gallo. You can add avocados to virtually anything. Enjoy!


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