Q for you

A question that I got via e-mail this week…

Q:  Besides adding avocado to a green salad or a sandwich, what can you do with leftover avocado? DH

Tomato and avocado

A:  Without greens, avocados plus tomatoes  make a great salad. For a seemingly complicated breakfast dish, we love to top scrambled eggs with salsa and avocado slices (in a restaurant, we’d pay big money for this!).

Or how about wrapping a corn tortilla around chicken (seasoned with ancho chili powder and cumin), some thinly sliced cabbage, avocado slices and a generous squeeze of lime (a combo I saw in Cooking Light but you can bet their recipe was more complicated).

If you have leftover avocado, what do you do with it?

Be well,


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  1. Mary Elizabeth says:

    What is ‘leftover’ avocado? That’s like leftover wine. Does such a thing even exist? Ha ha!

    Our favorite thing to do with avocado is to make it into a sandwich spread. It’s especially great for those of us who would like a condiment on a sandwich or hamburger but don’t care for mayonnaise. You might need to jot down the ingredient(s) — smooshed avocados. The recipe of choice for our children, perhaps with a pinch of salt. You could add salsa, a little lime juice, or cilantro…the possibilities are endless. Subway used to offer an avocado spread but they have discontinued it, sadly.

    Mary Elizabeth

  2. Marcia says:

    Thank you for sharing the recipe. I wrote it down and will be sure to credit you:)

  3. JW says:

    I know it’s not the most healthy thing to do, but I’ve been known to sneak a spoonful out of the refrigerator…IF I ever have leftover avocado. I really, really like avocado.

    1. Marcia says:

      OK, you’re the third person who mentioned NOT having leftovers – I’m with you there. My husband was raised in Louisiana and grew up on eating avocados with a vinaigrette dressing on them – no other ingredients. I’ve come to see (and taste) the deliciousness in that so leftover avocado is not a problem at our house.

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