It's avocado season in Florida! Not those puny little Haas avocados, but our big and beautiful West Indian Persea americana Miller, lovely avocado green on the outside, and lemon yellow on the inside, with a delicately flavored flesh you can eat right out of the fruit, with a spoon!
While most people are familiar with Mexican guacamole, the main way most people eat avocados, they're stand alone delicious, and especially wonderful with oil, vinegar and a little seasoning, our favorite way to eat avocados.
This recipe will work with Haas avocados, but we highly recommend a big West Indian variety!
Step 1: Selecting and Preparing Your Avocado
Avocados are properly ripe for this dish when they're slightly soft, giving a bit under pressure. A few spots are fine.
Wash your avocado well, then slice in half, and remove the big pit.
Step 2: Ingredients
1 avocado half
2-4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (to taste)
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Italian seasoning - a "sprinkling"
Step 3: Create Avocado Dressing Base
Combine your oil and vinegar to taste inside the well of your avocado half.
Step 4: Season
Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and salt and pepper - to taste.
Step 5: Optional Ingredients
You may want to use balsamic vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar, for a sweeter flavor, or use Italian dressing in place of your own oil and vinegar concoction.
Step 6: Enjoy!
Serve alone, as a side dish or with a side of corn chips. It's a wonderful lunch, with only about 150 calories, and high in potassium and fiber. Enjoy!