In 2020, the United States consumed more avocados than it ever has before. With the younger generation more focused on healthy foods than previous generations, it’s no surprise that avocados are popular. Avocado toast, avocado smoothies, avocado fries, avocado sushi; Americans are crazy for avocado.
Avocado seems to go with everything, so what does it taste like? The perfect ripe avocado has a smooth texture and a mild flavor that tastes somewhat buttery. However, by cooking and adding things to your avocado, you can change the taste and texture.
Full of health benefits and versatile, avocados are in demand and the ways to consume them are endless.
Ways to Eat Avocado
By now, you’ve realized how healthy eating avocado is for your diet. So let’s move on to how to get more of this amazing fruit into our diet and how each dish tastes.
If there is a more popular way to eat avocado, we can’t guess what it is. The types, flavors, and textures of different kinds of avocado toast are endless.
The most important thing in avocado toast is that your avocado is ripe. If your avocado isn’t ripe yet, your texture will be hard and the flavor a little bitter. It will also make mashing your avocado difficult.
To make avocado toast, all you need to do is mash your avocado until it is smooth and creamy. Then you spread it on a slice of bread and top with whatever you’d like. Here are some ideas.
Avocado Toast Ideas
Here are some things you can top your avocado toast with. But keep in mind that mashed avocado topped with coarse salt and pepper is delicious all on its own!
- Smoked salmon and cream cheese
- Mozzarella and tomatoes
- Bacon and goat cheese
- Poached egg
- Everything but the bagel seasoning
- Strawberries and balsamic vinegar
Since avocado tends to have a mild flavor, it mixes well with all kinds of ingredients. More than likely your avocado will taste like the ingredients it’s mixed with. You’ll get a smooth creamy textured base that carries multiple health benefits, without changing the flavor of your other ingredients.
As a Topping
Another popular way to add avocado to your diet is by using it on top of other foods. In this instance we will not always be mashing our avocado, so you might get a different texture.
Some things that are excellent topped with diced or sliced avocado are:
When eating sliced or diced avocado, the flavor will be similar, but the texture of the avocado will change slightly. It will be a little harder at first bite, but after chewing, it will obtain that creamy texture. Adding diced or sliced avocado is a great way to add some nutrition to any meal.
When using your avocados to make guacamole, you might find you want a chunky texture than usual. You can do this by only mashing the avocados only slightly. Don’t try to get them as smooth as if you were making avocado toast.
Guacamole is a great way to eat avocados as it is a very versatile dish. You can add whatever flavors you like. It also has a very adaptable texture, so try it in several ways and which you like best.
A great way to make sure you eat your entire avocado is to make stuffed avocados. You make them similar to how you might make a twice-baked potato, it even looks similar!
Here your flavors and texture will depend on what you chose to stuff your avocados with. If you go for a chunky taco-style, the avocado will help cool down some of the spicy ingredients. However, a Caprese salad stuffed avocado will be more earthy.
Stuffed avocados consist of scooping the avocado from the skin, mashing it, putting it back inside, and adding toppings. You can even mix things in with the avocado. There are many ways to add variety to a stuffed avocado.
So, since avocado has a mild, buttery flavor, this fruit is more about the texture than the flavor. This makes it an ideal choice to add to a variety of other foods, as it won’t change the flavor of the dish much. It will, however, add amazing health benefits and a beautiful creamy texture to your food.
With so many ways to eat an avocado, there’s no excuse not to try one and see how amazing they really are!