Sunday, July 10, 2011

I Have a Challenge for You All!

I am trying really hard to learn to like avocados. I mean really REALLY hard. I know they are good for me. They have tons of vitamins and minerals, not to mention all the good for your fat that makes your skin glow and your hair shiny. I like healthy skin as much as the next girl, but I just can't stomach an avocado. I don't even like guacamole. Maybe it isn't the fruit but the methods by with I have tried to desperately to digest this conundrum. It isn't bad on sandwiches simply because usually you can't taste anything other than the creaminess it add to the bite. I am way too much of a salsa person to be into guac. I don't like fried food so fried avocado doesn't even sound appealing (and I have heard such wonderful things about it too.) But I am a determined person.

I have tried salads.

But the bell pepper, salt, and pepper didn't hide the avocado enough. I am quickly realizing I am a texture person and my dislike of mayo, sour cream, or any other similar fatty, coat-your-mouth foods just turn me off in the worst way. Avocado falls into that category.

I have tried little bites.

This was somewhat better. First of all, texture was restored by the baked tortilla chip and I added salsa, which masked the bland avocado blugh taste. Which allows me to maintain faith that one day, hopefully in the near future, I will find an avocado recipe that I like enough to get some of those wonderful health benefits I am dying for.

Which leads me to my challenge: have any wonderful avocado recipes out there that will make me change my mind for good about this much dreaded green goo? I would to replace my current five year old "icky" face with a more adult appreciative, thoughtful face when discussion turns to avocado, but I am going to need your help. Post whatever you'd like, and I will be sure to try them and hopefully be able to write soon about my wonderful frolics down avocado lane...

Until then... I'm going to ignore the avocado that's in my fridge right now. Frozen yogurt anyone?


  1. You're crazy! I love avocados! But I've been looking around, and this seems to be promising:

    The pasta is creamy, but uses garlic and citric zest to mask the flavor of the avocado.

    I've also heard of grilling the avocado, which sounds much healthier than frying it.

  2. ironically, i just came across this recipe:

    sounds intriguing, hope youll try it out!

  3. i agree i hate avocados except sometimes i can stand to eat guac, if its wellmade.