In addition to being possibly the most tasty and nutritious food on the planet, there are dozens of ways to use avocados. They’re a great source for monounsaturated fats and have the most luxurious mouthfeel. I think it’s the one-two punch of flavor and nutrition that has people going crazy for avocados. My most sincere apologies for adding to the cultural avocado obsession, but it really is well deserved.
Not that I need another excuse for consuming avocado, but recently I discovered avocado mousse. The recipe below is super simple and lets the avocado flavor shine. Try it with a frittata, on a sandwich, bowl of veggies or sweet potato fries. I’m not being hyperbolic when I say it’s amazing with just about anything (my partner Josh used crispy bacon as a spoon to scoop out the leftover mousse last time I made it).
- 1 large ripe avocado
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (sub with avocado oil if you want even more avocado flavor)
- ½ cup water
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ⅓ tsp salt
- fresh ground pepper
- Slice avocado in half, scoop out flesh and put into blender.
- Add all other ingredients to the blender with the avocado and blend until smooth and creamy.
*Not all calories are equal.