Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Avocado Sauce
Avocado is not the ideal vegetable/fruit to cook with every day as it’s grown originally in Mexico. However it has powerful beneficial effects on health and also the taste and texture are unique and exotic, nowadays, you can easily get it in the market. I wouldn’t recommend to have it regular base but on a special occasion, it would dress your dining table up nicely and you could share all these incredibly nutritious and health benefits with your friends and family for good cause.
Let’s find out what kind of health benefit the avocado has:
+ A wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals.
+ More potassium than bananas. Potassium is an important mineral and supports healthy blood pressure levels.
+ Full of healthy fats and avocado oil is a healthy and safe choice for cooking.
+ Loaded with fibre. Fibre can have various important benefits for weight loss and metabolism.
+ High in antioxidants. This is very important for eye health.
+ May help prevent cancer
It’s easy to make and works with any food, breakfast, lunch or dinner party. The sauce is going very well with barbequed meat or vegetables, gives a refreshing taste for the cold pasta in summer, you can spread like paste on hot toast or eat with fried/boiled egg and have it as a dipping sauce for cracker or tortilla. There are so many joyful ways to eat with, be creative and healthy!
Step by Step
You just need well-ripped avocado, sour cream, lemon and salt! Here is a simple and easy recipe for a silky and creamy avocado sauce.
- 1 avocado (well-ripped avocado, not too soft not too firm)
- 250 g sour cream
- 1 lemon/lime juice
- 1 tsp salt
Prepare a food processor (mixer).
Put all the ingredients in a food processor. Press until it gets smooth, it only takes a min or less.
*For preparing the avocado, just cut in half in length and take the seed out using the end (close to hand) of the knife or with the spoon (it must be safer). Peeling part is rather easy with your finger if it’s too hard than using small knife or peeler and peel off like what you do with potatoes or carrots. And please don’t throw the seed!
Behind the Kitchen
How to cut, slice, peel and pit avocados: How to cut peel and prepare avocados
Tips for Being Green
+ You can use the seed just parking in the sauce, will keep the colour green as freshly made. Especially if you don’t add any acid (such as lemon, lime or vinegar), the avocado is quickly changing the colour like a banana.
+ Avocado seeds can also be used as scrubbing agents! Using a sharp knife (be careful) or a hammer, break the kernel in a few pieces, then leave to dry for a few days. Then you can run the seed in a blender until you have a fine powder. Mix this with oil or yoghurt or just rub on your skin as it is for an exfoliation that will leave you with glowing skin. You can do this with other seeds as well, such as apricot or tomato.
+ Avocado peel: avocado contains a lot of fatty acids that are great for skin and hair. And after using an avocado, there’s probably still a little left in the peel (if not – leave some!). Rub the peel over your face or hair, or scrape it the last pieces of avocado out. Leave on for 20 minutes. What a natural treat!
+ Lemon peel: you can make citrus sweets out of it, just search ‘citrus sweets made of lemon, orange peel’ in Google or wait for me to post some soon!