Thursday, July 12, 2012

If you love Avocados raise your hand.

I have a small huge obsession with avocados. They are fun to mash up, they are fresh, they are delicious, they are the perfect shade of green, they are healthy (don't ever try to tell me they aren't) and you can eat them so many different ways! I was browsing Pinterest for some new ideas of how to use them and here are some I found. You can use avocados...In a salad, as guacamole (duh!), on a sandwich, to spice up a burger, fry it, grill it, make it into a sauce, use it in your smoothies, you can even use an avocado as a bowl to eat things out of!
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Since I brought up avocados I thought it only fair to share a recipe with you. So easy. So good.
What you need:
Salt and Pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium red onion, finely diced
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 ripe Hass avocado, pitted and cut into chunks
Steps:
1. In a small bowl, combine 1tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper and 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper. Rub all over thawed out chicken breasts
2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until browned on the outside...about 8-10 minutes
3. Meanwhile in a medium bowl, combine onion and lime juice. Set aside until just before serving. Fold avocado chunks into onion mixture and season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken topped with salsa.

I ended up eating the leftover avocado and onion mixture with some tortilla chips and it was amazing!  Thank goodness for avocados!

6 comments:

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

I have a huge love for avocados! I eat half an avocado nearly everyday. Your recipe sounds so good! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda C. said...

My hand is raised. I love avocado on sandwiches. I got pretty excited when I found out that subway had it again.

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

my hand is raised super high in the air. heck, I've got two hands in the air. and still typing ... that's how freaking talented I am.

this all looks soooo good!

Megan said...

I love making fresh guac with them!! I'm definitely raising my hand...LOVE!!

courtney said...

somehow i missed this post, but im glad i found it! these look amazing :)

Amanda said...

I love them! Totally raising my hand. This looks so good. I am actually looking for something to make for dinner tonight.... I just can't remember if the hubs likes them. Maybe I'll just assume he does :)