Wednesday, August 5, 2020

In Purr-suit of Flavors...On A Hot Day

Sometimes its just too hot to spend time sweltering over a hot stove, or heating up an already warm these three recipes are things you can do with avocados.(Just a few, there are oodles!) Avocados are a  very versatile fruit. And nutritious as well.
So here goes:

Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad

For 6 Servings
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 4 roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 3 ripe avocados, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place diced cucumber, tomatoes, onion, and avocado to a bowl.
  2. Add cilantro, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
  3. Gently toss until everything is incorporated.
  4. You can add sliced cook steak, chicken; bits of crumbled feta cheese, or bacon, or even salmon to make it a main one dish meal. Walnuts or some other nutmeat will also be yummy and add crunch and protein. Reduce amounts accordingly if you are not making for a whole family...
  5. Enjoy!

Avocado Spinach Dip

For 4 servings

Avocado Spinach Dip

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce, reduced sodium
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ten-oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed & drained. (Squeezed dry!)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 scallions, chopped, or green onions or chives


  1. Place avocados, yogurt, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Add spinach and pulse just until incorporated.
  3. Fold in scallions, or add on top before serving.
  4. Enjoy!

This is great with pita wedges, cucumber slices, or any veggie for that matter.

Avocado Delight Smoothie

Avocado Delight Smoothie
For One Serving
  • ¼ ripe avocado
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • ½ cup frozen mango cubes
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste


  1. Toss all ingredients into your blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!
 The only thing that would make this avocado recipe better would be to add 1 or 2 scoops of your favorite protein powder.

Go and see all the other cool recipes for hot summertime days or join the blog hop with your own!


  1. The Hubby is gaga over avocado; he makes guacamole and puts that sh*t on everything!

  2. I've never been a fan of the avocado but these sounds great !!! thanx for sharing :)

  3. I bet those recipes are super delicious!

  4. We're big-time into avocados this year. I copied and printed the dip and shake recipes, and can't wait to try them!

  5. Avocados are so good for you....these look like great ways to use them.

  6. That salad looks great but for @1, it would have to be sans onions or cilantro!

    Purrs and Woofs,
    Tama, Genji and Ollie

  7. Those are some really nice recipes. Dad is chafing for that Avocado Smoothie