Essentials are the foundation to every kitchen. When going to the grocery store we all have a particular group of foods we buy each and every time. Let's say you buy avocados, usually it's prepared a specific way, for instance a guacamole or sliced for a salad or on a sandwich.
Now let's take it a step further and make Avocado Butter, which takes minutes to prepare. It's a healthier alternative to butter and can be used in many ways in numerous dishes.
Avocado Sauce: Heat a little almond milk and a spoon of avocado butter, add a little cayenne and now you have Avocado Sauce. Add more cayenne and it's a Spicy Avocado Sauce.
Avocado Dressing: Place a tablespoon or two in a blender with a little white wine vinegar and blend while drizzling olive oil to a smooth consistency.
Avocado Mashed Potatoes: Potatoes mashed in bowl, a little olive oil, heat and add almond milk, salt and pepper and mix in a desired amount of avocado butter into the almond milk.
I use Avocado Butter in all of my baked potatoes. Simply fluff the inside of the potato make sure you get all the potato on the bottom and the sides or you will be wishing you had later. Drizzle a little olive oil with sea salt and cracked pepper and mix in a desired amount of avocado butter as the base. Most often I'll sauté some chicken or beef with some veggies season well and place in potato and now you have the healthiest, tastiest baked potato you've ever had. Other uses are toppings on meats, fish, tacos, wraps, omelets, use as a spread and as a dip. Whew!
Ladies and Gentlemen... Avocado Butter
½ teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon minced ginger
¼ teaspoon cayenne
1 lime juiced ( 2, if lime is not juicy)
light olive oil
In a food processor and blend while slowly adding olive oil till it binds to a smooth consistency and taste. Seal in an airtight container and place in refrigerator for 1 hour before using.