My good friend, Sue, just bought a house in California and she has an avocado tree in her yard. Life doesn't get much better than that. While she's picking avocados in her back yard, I'm dodging falling acorns in mine. I get to buy avocados at the grocery store that were probably picked last year and have been gassed to get them to ripen. Such is life in Michigan.
Actually, I like the avocados from the grocery store, since I really don't have anything to compare them to. They are incredibly nutritious. The have "good" fats that help reduce cholesterol levels and decrease your risk of heart disease. They contain 60% more potassium than bananas and are a great source of Vitamin K, folate, and fiber. They are high in calories (227 calories in an average size avocado), so you don't want to go overboard with them.
I stumbled onto this great recipe using avocados. I hope you enjoy it.
Broiled Salmon with Avocado and Lime
2 6 oz. salmon fillets
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 firm, ripe avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
2 tablespoons chopped chives
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Whisk olive oil and juice from 1/2 lime together. Marinate salmon in mixture for 30 minutes.
Combine avocado, 4 tablespoons olive oil, chives, and 1 tablespoon lime juice in small bowl. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
Broil or grill salmon until just opaque in center, turning once. Transfer to plates. Spoon avocado sauce over and serve.