Avocado Boats, 3 Ways

Avocados on a plate
Getting tired of avocado toast or guacamole? We aren't either, but you'll want to add these just-as-simple recipe ideas to your repertoire. (Photos: Nick Hopper)

OLIVE OIL AND BALSAMIC VINEGAR
Fill with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and a splash of aged balsamic vinegar.

LEMON AND HONEY DRIZZLE
Squeeze over some fresh lemon juice and drizzle with raw local honey. A tiny sprinkle of freshly ground cinnamon is also a nice touch.

COTTAGE CHEESE AND PAPRIKA
Add a spoonful of full-fat cottage cheese, topped with a dusting of paprika. Chopped spring onions and a pinch of ground cumin are delicious, too.

Reprinted from Good + Simple: Recipes to Eat Well and Thrive. Copyright © 2016 by Jasmine Hemsley and Melissa Hemsley. Photographs copyright © 2016 by Nick Hopper. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Avocado Boats, 3 Ways

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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Sea salt and black pepper

Directions

  1. Cut into the avocado lengthwise, producing two long avocado halves that are still connected in the middle by the pit. Take hold of both halves and twist them in opposite directions until they naturally separate. The pit will remain in one half: remove the pit if serving the whole avocado or store the unused half (with the pit still in it) in the fridge in an airtight container, to stop it from going brown.
  2. Fill the hole of each avocado half with one of the following combinations, season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.