I really like avocados. One of my friends got me this giant avocado — the grocery store had a sale, they were about to throw away the promotional avocado, she asked if she could keep it and now it lives in my kitchen.
His name is Avi the Avocado.
Another of my friends got me this super cookbook, published by Calavo some decades ago (it’s undated) and full of ways to eat these tasty green fruits.
Interestingly, it’s also full of slightly defensive paragraphs about how avocados are nutritional powerhouses, not fattening, and have less calories than various other foods. Which is all true, in fact — avocados are very nutritious as well as delicious! I was mostly surprised that the “omg so fattening” myth was old (this was published in the late 1960’s).
Makes about 1 3/4 cups filling.
1 1/2 tsps. instant minced onion
1 T. water
1 (7-oz.) can tuna
1/3 to 1/2 c. finely chopped celery
drop or two Tabasco sauce
1 T. fresh lime or lemon juice
3/4 tsp. seasoned salt
1 mashed Calavo avocado
Combine onion and water. Flake tuna; combine with celery, Tabasco, lime juice, salt and onion. Mash avocado (see pg. 2) and blend into tuna mixture. Spread on toast.