Avocado

  • Common name: Avocado / Fruit
  • Scientific name: persea americana
  • CHamoru: alageta
  • Filipino: abukado
  • Chuukese:

Flavor profile: creamy

Best used as: fresh, salad

Recipes

Avocado, Jicama, and Cucumber Salad

(a Lively Table recipe adapted for Guam’s local produce)

Ingredients


1 avocado, peeled and cubed
½ cup cucumber, cubed
½ cup of jicama, peeled and cubed
1 tbsp green onions
1 tbsp calamansi juice
Olive oil, sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper.

Instructions

  1. Add avocado, cucumber, jicama, and green onions to a large bowl. Add calmansi juice
    and stir gently.
  2. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste just before serving.

Source: https://livelytable.com/avocado-jicama-and-cucumber-salad/

Guacamole

adapted from this recipe by allrecipes.com

Ingredients
  • 3 avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed
  • 1/2 local lemon or 2-3 calamansi, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tomatoes, diced (or 5-6 cherry tomatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 local hot pepper (adjust to taste)
Directions

In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt. Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir in cayenne pepper. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately.

Source: https://www.allrecipes.com

Avocado Toast (Vegan)
Ingredients:
  • 4 slices whole-grain bread
  • 1 avocado, halved and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 ½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ local lemon or 1 calamansi, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
Directions
  • Toast bread in a toaster or toaster oven.
  • Scoop avocado into a bowl. Add parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder; mash together using a potato masher. Spread avocado mixture into each piece of toast.

Tip: Add a fried or poached egg on top for extra protein.

Source: https://www.allrecipes.com

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