As a California baby, avocados are one of my top five foods. Here are a number of favorite avocado recipes in one list – aside from guacamoles, they’re particularly wonderful in salads, on toast, and in dips, soups and purees. Avocados have a decadent creamy, potassium-rich flesh that makes them perfect for any number of preparations. Consider them a nutrition booster, because eating them in conjunction with foods that contain fat-soluble phytonutrients like lutein, make those nutrients much more available to the body.

To Select the Best Avocado

Place the avocado in the palm of your hand. Gently wrap your fingers around it, and squeeze very lightly. The flesh will give just a bit if it’s ripe. Another way to tell is to fiddle around with the little stem button; looseness indicates ripeness.


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