Quick Tip: Marinating Avocados

Today I want to share a quick tip that will change the way you eat avocados.  I learned about marinating avocados from the California Avocado dinner I attended at EVO last summer.  It is so simple, so easy, so perfect that you’ll wonder why you never thought of it yourself!  (Or maybe that was just me.)

Start with really good, ripe avocados.  I like the Hass variety grown in CA.  (They are not paying me to tell you this, but they really are incredible.)

All you need in addition to ripe, creamy avocados is a drizzle of really good olive oil, an acid (lemon or lime juice, or vinegar), and coarse salt.  That’s it!

Dice the avocado and drizzle with a little oil and lime juice, sprinkle with the salt. Gently toss to coat and let sit for about 10-15 minutes.  And be prepared to be blown away.

Spoon on top of your favorite chili, soup, enchiladas, nachos, tacos (also these), tostada, salad, noodles, sandwich, etc, etc.  Or eat them straight out of the bowl, or turn them into salsa.  I’ve even seasoned avocado this way before mashing it into guacamole.  Really, you have to try this as soon as possible!

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14 Responses to “Quick Tip: Marinating Avocados”

  1. mountain mama cooks February 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this- I am obsessed with avocados and eat them almost daily!

  2. Maria Babin February 13, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    My favorite way to eat avocados!!!!

  3. Sarah February 13, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Oh I will definitely try this soon! My coworkers make fun of me because when the weather is hot, I eat avocado sandwiches every day! I’d love to spice them up a little! Thanks for the tip! :)

  4. Mom February 13, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    What a great idea! We eat a lot of avocados. Your vegan chili looks delicious!

  5. Kristina @ spabettie February 14, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    I always squeeze lemon onto my avocados, and today I “marinated” one in sriracha. spicy heat with the creamy cool, Mmm.

    I will use these ingredients with tomorrows avocado… ;)

  6. Emily February 14, 2013 at 4:21 am #

    Totally going to try this! Thank you!!!

  7. Becky at VintageMixer February 23, 2013 at 3:35 am #

    Getting caught up on your blog!! So many tasty things! I’m trying this with my next avocado.

  8. La Yen March 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    You are turning Cuban, my friend!

  9. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom March 19, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    Wow, can’t wait to try this! yum!

  10. Jess Craig March 19, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    NOM NOM NOM

  11. Elle M. March 19, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    Also yummy that way with a sprinkle of dill, especially if adding to a green a salad.

  12. Karree Boyle March 20, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    Try this on a toasted half-bagel topped with a poached egg. Tasty stuff. I have it every morning.

  13. Anonymous March 20, 2013 at 3:58 am #

    I’ve been eating avocados like this since I was a little kid. Try using any vinegar and oil salad dressing such as Newman’s Own. Works great, tastes great.

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