I’m an Advocate of Avocados!

Salads / July 23, 2014

You probably don’t even know that the avocado is not a vegetable. It is actually from the berry family. It also must ripen on the tree but will not soften on the tree. That happens after picking. Also, it was a treat of the Aztecs and brought to light by conquistador explorers in 1518 when the first mention of avocados was recorded.

Here’s what I know. Once you remove that cute little round pit, that center is so inviting; so perfect and so convenient that it simply begs to be filled with yumminess…so that’s what I did. Taking the tender cold chicken from the bones of my leftover rotisserie chicken, I created a spicy, tender chicken salad that worked perfectly with the soft, butter flesh of the avocado. Try my RED CURRY AND BASIL CHICKEN SALAD AVOCADO BOATS today. It’s the perfect summer dinner! #avocado #chickensalad #caminecooks #stuffedfood #summerdinners


Avocado Halves with a Red Curry and Mint Chicken Salad

Serves 2 / Increase as needed


Ingredients:

1 C shredded roasted chicken pieces (I bought rotisserie
chicken and shredded the meat)
¼ C Trader Joe’s Thai Red Curry Sauce or to taste
Juice of 1 lemon
1/3 small zucchini diced into tiny pieces
1/3 red pepper very small dice
1 small stalk celery very small dice
5 or 6 fresh mint leaves julienned
5 or 6 fresh basil leaves julienned
Salt and pepper to taste
A few drops of sesame oil to taste
1 ripe avocado cut in half, pit removed and each half scooped out of peeling


Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients except avocado.
  • Fill each half with the chicken salad, garnish with more basil and sprig of mint, squeeze any extra lemon juice over all, and serve.


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