Okay, for those who have been following my blog recipe since I started back in 2013, you know that I used to call this “Avocado Dressing,” but I decided to change the name this go around because folk usually think of a dressing as something pourable and this is thick and spreadable. Therefore, I now refer to it as “Avocado Spread.” It fits.
This is a versatile spread. I definitely put avocado spread on almost everything I make that starts with taco. I love the stuff!!! It resembles guacamole, but just a simpler version. I make it as a thick spread mostly, but you can also mix it into a lumpier texture (See bottom pic). It compliments most anything, even beans and rice in a wrap or in a burrito bowl. Oh, yes!
Avocado is a wonder food. Yes, avocados are rich in antioxidants, which protects the immune system. They contain an array of phytonutrients, such as vitamin A, vitamin B-12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, calcium, copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, and zinc. Avocados contain fatty acids that protect the body against all kinds of disease and ailments. In particular, avocados reduce the risk of various cancers, diabetes, and lower LDL cholesterol! Avocado has anti-aging properties and protects vision by lowering the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. Don’t just take my word for it, read about the many health benefits of avocados in the Authority Nutrition article,”12 Proven Health Benefits of Avocado.”
Did I mention that this recipe is AWESOME on everything!!! I also use it as a dip for my corn chips. Oh yeah, it’s great on sandwiches as well. I use this pretty often. It is a staple. I hope you love it as much as I do! Let’s make it! Without further ado, here is the recipe…
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 large avocados, ripe
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons water (cold, if using a blender)
- 3/4 teaspoon salt (or less, but no more than this)
- 1/8 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- In a small food processor, pulse garlic cloves to mince. Then add in avocados in large chunks, and add the remainder of the ingredients, and pulse for a lumpier texture or process into a spread.
- Use immediately or jar and place in the refrigerator.