A is for Avocado

Avocado is a great addition to any meal or snack. Haas avocados are a good source of Folate (vitamin B9) which has been found to support brain function. They also assist the body in the transport of vitamins A, D, E and K. This fruit (yes, it is a fruit) can be enjoyed all by itself, in a soup, on a salad, or as a spread.

Simply spread one-third to one-half of an avocado on your favorite toast for a quick and easy breakfast. Tip: Check out this video on how to easily cut an avocado.

What is the first thing that usually comes to mind when you hear Avocado? Most likely, you think guacamole. Below you will find a new twist on the traditional guacamole dip. Try this salsa at your next gathering. It is sure to be a hit.

Avocado Salsa

Avocado Dip with Chips
Avocado Salsa


  • 3 tomatillos
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1-2 avocados
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic

    Handful of cilantro (about ½ cup)

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Place jalapeno and husked tomatillos on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Broil until they have light brown skins. Place aside to cool enough to touch.
  2. Place avocados, chopped onions, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt and cooled tomatillos and jalapeno in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Hint: you can easily adjust the heat with less (or more) jalapenos.

Do you have a fun way to enjoy avocados or did you try one of the ideas in this post?  If so, we want to hear from you!  Please comment below and share the fun.


Recipe courtesy of Seena Curry. Seena is a dietetics student at University of Alabama and expects to graduate in December. She hopes to find a career as a Registered Dietitian that combines her passions for food, nutrition education, and serving her community. Seena is a hobbyist food photographer and has an Instagram dedicated to her favorite recipes (sc_balancedeats).


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