food – a twist (no pun intended) on 2 Avocado classics.

Did you know? Even though the avocado has a  green hue and savory taste, it is technically considered a fruit,  and even more specifically, a single-seeded berry.  Well if not, now you do.

Photo: Andrew Purcell; Food Styling by Carrie Purcell
Photo: Andrew Purcell; Food Styling by Carrie Purcell

Guacamole is always an easy, delicious hit as a part of any party spread. Who doesn’t love it? This version gives the classic Mexican dip an Asian twist, and calls for savory sesame, soy sauce, and chili-garlic paste to give it a real punch.

1) Spicy Sesame Guacamole


  • 4 medium ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 cup (about 2 limes) fresh lime juice
  • 4 green onions, coarsely chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I recommend himalayan pink)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. In a large bowl, mash avocados and lime juice with a fork or potato masher to desired consistency, leaving some chunks. Stir in green onions, cilantro, chili garlic paste, soy sauce, and salt.
  2. Garnish with sesame seeds and extra green onions, and serve immediately with tortilla chips. To make ahead, place plastic wrap directly on top of guacamole and leave one of the seeds in the bowl to prevent browning, and refrigerate.  Of course toss the seed when serving.

Source: Country Living

 2) Apple and Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich by chef Julie Yoon


The tart Granny Smith apple kind of disappears into the background and adds just the right amount of sweetness, as well as a great texture and refreshing crunch.  Trust me, along with the creamy cool avocado, it just works.


CUT & TWIST: cut into the avocado lengthwise, producing two long avocado halves that are still connected in the middle by the seed. Next you take hold of both halves and twist them in opposite directions until they naturally separate.

Do you have a simple & delicious avocado recipe you’d like to share?

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