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Tuesday
Apr022013

Spring menu featuring AVOCADO SORBET (and giveaway)

When you think of avocados, what comes to mind? Guacamole? Slices on a sandwich? Kitchens from the 1970s?

I'll bet "dessert" isn't on the top of your list, but when Amazing Avocados asked me to come up with a unique twist on one of my favorite foods, I immediately thought of Avocado Sorbet.

I know, we usually file avocados in the savory category, but their creamy texture perfectly lends themselves to dessert. This would be a great addition to your spring entertaining menu, especially as the weather starts to warm up. (Soon? I hope?)

 

1) To make four servings, slice two avocados in half. Discarding the seeds, scoop out the meat into a mixing bowl, and reserve the shells.

 

2) Mash the avocados well (I like to leave a few chunks). Mix in chopped cilantro, mint, simple syrup, and lime juice.

 

3) Spoon the mixture back into the shells. With the back of a teaspoon form a little well in the mixture. Freeze for one hour.

 

4) You could eat the sorbet now, but those wells are begging to be filled!

Option 1: Roll a ball of chocolate ganache in cocoa powder, and pop it in the center of the sorbet. Doesn't it look like an avocado seed? This option makes for a surprising dessert — chocolate and avocado are an unexpected but delicious pairing.

 

Option 2: Fill the well with a shot of tequila and serve with a slice of salted lime. I used an añejo ("aged") tequila. The tequila will melt the sorbet a little bit, lending a slightly slushy texture as you swirl the contents of your shell around with a spoon. Salud!

You really can't go wrong either way. The chocolate option is fun if you're still in an April Fool's mood, but my mind is on the warm weeks to soon come, and the outdoor parties to follow. Serve this sorbet with grilled salmon and mango salsa, an orzo-asparagus salad, and a crisp Reisling for a lovely spring meal.

 

Avocado Sorbet

You will need:
2 avocados
4 TBS chopped cilantro
2 TBS chopped mint
4 TBS simple syrup
Juice from 2 limes

Optional:
chocolate ganache (I used King's Cupboard) and cocoa powder
or
tequila, coarse salt, slice of lime

1) Slice avocados in half. Discarding the seeds, scoop out the meat into a mixing bowl, and reserve the shells.

2) Mash the avocados, leaving a few chunks. Add cilantro, mint, simple syrup, lime juice, and mix well.

3) Spoon the mixture back into the shells. With the back of a teaspoon form a little well in the mixture. Freeze for one hour.

4) Optional: Fill the wells with a ball of chocolate ganache rolled in cocoa powder, or a serving of tequila (añejo style recommended) with a salted lime slice.

Serves four

 

Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to reader Alicia for winning!

Leave a comment below telling me your favorite use for avocados. A randomly selected reader will win a prize pack including:

  • a copy of Chef Roberto Santibañez’ cookbook, Truly Mexican
  • an “I <3 Avocado” t-shirt
  • an avocado slicer
  • a $10 gift card to a retailer where Avocados from Mexico are sold

The giveaway ends on Friday, April 5th at noon CDT. Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.

Gracias to One2One Network and Avocados from Mexico for sponsoring this post and giveaway.

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Reader Comments (6)

Personally, I love using Avacados on burgers for a super smooth taste!! I also use it whipped in cream to top my Green Chili!!

April 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher Rose

Love using avocados to make guacamole .. solely for dipping jicima! Yum!

April 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

If either my husband or I say "avocado snacks", we both know what's up: cubed avocados on triscuits with a squeeze of lime and a light sprinkle of adobo seasoning with pepper. Best with a light Mexican beer.

Of course there's nothing wrong with classic guacamole, either.

Or sliced or mashed on top of a black bean burger.

Aaaaaannnd now I want avocado, lol.

April 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate

I love sliced avocado on grilled chicken with melted cheese. Yum

April 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

I try to always have avocados in my kitchen! I use them for guacamole or just cut them up and put them on salads, in wraps, or just about anything for a hit of "healthy fat" with my meal. Yum, yum!

April 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

I love avocado in it's natural state. Sliced or diced picked up with a spoon, a fork or my fingers. Eating them plain is the best!

April 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRene Rich

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