Avocado Butter ~ Whaaaaat!?

It’s a rare occasion that I have a full Sunday to myself. A Sunday that doesn’t involve at minimum, an hour and a half drive. A Sunday where  I have the whole day to fill it with anything I choose.

Of course as soon as I do have a day to myself, what do I do? I turn to my cookbooks and/or cooking magazines for inspiration of course!

A friend of mine gifted me a subscription to Cuisine at Home. I absolutely love perusing the pages, but hadn’t yet tried any of the mouth-watering recipes.  That is until yesterday when I found not only a delightfully fabulous (and healthy might I add! 😉 ) recipe for dinner, but also one for lunch and this amazing recipe for Avocado Butter!

Garlic Bread with Avocado Butter!

Avocado Butter

1 avocado, pitted and peeled
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons minced scallions
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Puree avocado, cilantro, scallions, lemon juice, olive oil and salt in a food processor until the consistency of butter, 1 minute.

Avocado Butter goes deliciously spread on….

Garlic Bread

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
*4 slices Italian baguette, 1/2-inch thick

Preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from element.

Combine Parmesan, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper flakes in a bowl. Spread bread with Parmesan mixture and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil bread until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Serve bread with avocado butter and garnish with jalapeno slices. (I paired the above two recipes with Fish Veracruz en Papillote and left the jalapeno’s off as I garnished my main dish with jalapeno’s.)

*NOTE: the olive oil, Parmesan, salt, red pepper flake mixture only prepares enough for 5 baguette slices at most. However there is far more avocado butter to go around! And quite honestly, although the garlic bread recipe is for 2 servings, once you try it,  you wont be stopping at just two slices! I guarantee it!! 😉


2 thoughts on “Avocado Butter ~ Whaaaaat!?

    • It was delicious and creamy! I will admit, any time I have to break out the food processor, I think the same as you, “a lot of trouble”. I love spreading it on some toast with a little salt & pepper ~ heavenly! 🙂

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