How to Serve Fresh Avocado

by Sandra Ketcham

Slice open a fresh avocado for a tasty and nutritious addition to your meal.

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Avocado is a versatile fruit that you can eat plain or add to nearly any dish. While the fruit contains a variety of essential vitamins and minerals, it contains a lot of fat and you should therefore eat it in moderation. Many different varieties of avocado are available, depending on the season and your location. Most have a similar taste, with the Fuerte, Hass and Gwen varieties typically being the most flavorful.

Slice the avocado in half with a sharp knife, and then remove the pit from the center. You may need to scoop it out with a spoon.

Remove the flesh with a wooden spoon by scooping along the entire inside of the skin.

Mash it up and mix it with a touch of mayonnaise for serving on bagels, crackers or rolls.

Mix cubed avocado with corn, bell peppers and tomato slices for a nutritious, colorful and delicious side dish. Add other fruits and vegetables, as desired, to create your own signature avocado dish.

Serve fresh avocado on top of a fruit salad and sprinkle with bacon bits and sesame seeds for an alternative to standard summer salads. You can also combine it with strawberries, kiwifruit and star fruit for a more exotic fruit salad.

Make guacamole with fresh avocado by combining ground onion, cilantro, chili peppers and mashed avocado in a large bowl, and then tossing in chopped tomato. Serve in a corn tortilla or with tortilla chips.

Cut the avocado into slices and serve alone, with dipping sauce, or place on top of burgers or sandwiches.

Toss cubed avocado into chili or stew for a special treat.

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