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TIP OF THE DAY: Avocado Salsa For St. Patrick’s Day

Avocado fans are happy to enjoy avocado on any day of the year. But if you’re looking to add some green to your St. Patrick’s Day meals, look no further than this “avocado topper” from the Hass Avocado Board.

Try these salsa-like toppings for burgers, eggs or grilled fish; toss them into wraps; garnish rice or potatoes. The recipes, courtesy of AvocadoCentral.com, make seven half-cup servings.

AVOCADO TOPPER RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup seeded, diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon slivered basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon country-style mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
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    Hold the ketchup: Garnish your burger with this avocado topper. Photo courtesy Hass Avocado Board.

  • 2 large (8 ounces) ripe Hass avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
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    Preparation

    1. HEAT the oil in a medium skillet. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat, stirring occasionally until well browned, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Allow to cool.

    2. In a large bowl, COMBINE the sautéed onion and garlic with the tomato, cheese, pickle relish, basil, mustard, salt and pepper. Gently toss in the avocados.

     

    Try a sweet mango topper on chicken or fish. Photo courtesy Avocados From Mexico.

     

    For a bit of sweetness, try this variation, which is especially delicious over grilled chicken or fish.

    AVOCADO MANGO TOPPER

    Ingredients

  • 2 large (u ounces), ripe Hass avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup seeded, diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
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    Preparation
    1. COMBINE in a medium bowl the, mango, tomato, cilantro, onion, jalapeño, lime juice, salt, and pepper.

    2. ADD avocado and toss gently.

    For more avocado recipes, visit AvocadoCentral.com.

      





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