Garlic-Avocado Butter

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I have been obsessed with Avocados lately.  I love avocados so much that it hurts.

My local Wal-mart store has been selling avocados for 46 cents each for the past month.  I have been indulging EVERY week in avocados.  I have been adding them to pizza, salads, and pasta.  Making avocado chicken salad, guacamole, and just eating them plain.

When I was pregnant with my son, my food of choice was cereal.  This time around, it is, hands down, avocados.

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Yesterday my in laws came over for a visit.  They brought us a special treat!  2 boxes of tomatoes, several large zucchini, a bag of basil, and peppers!  What a treat!  I tried REALLY hard not to act too much like a child at Christmas.  I LOVE fresh Iowa produce!  It’s always perfect and delicious!

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Greg and I have been snacking on these heirloom cherry tomatoes ever since!  These tomatoes are amazing alone, but I decided to make some avocado butter for dipping!

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Garlic-Avocado Butter

1 Avocado *  1 clove of Minced Garlic * 1 teaspoon lemon juice * 1 teaspoon olive oil*  1 dash of sea salt * 

Just mix all the ingredients together and stir until the consistency feels like butter.  You can always freeze some for later.

This Might be my favorite new condiment.  I may even like this more than honey mustard.  Well, maybe.

I know what you are thinking.   What else can avocado butter be used for?

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Avocado Butter can be used as a healthier alternative for butter or mayonnaise.  Here are some uses for avocado butter. 

1) Spread Avocado Butter on a toast or a bagel .

2) Spread on Corn on the Cob.

3) Use as a dip for Raw veggies.

4) Use as a dip for pita chips .

5) Use in Chicken or Tuna Salad .

6) Toss with pasta or rice .

7) Use as a condiment on a burger, brat or hot-dog. 

8) Use it as a base on a homemade pizza in place of pizza sauce. 

9) Use it in place of butter in savory baked goods. 

10) Use it as a salad dressing. 

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And I am sure you can think or more uses for it too!

 

 

 

7 Comments

  1. This looks so good! I love avocado and this is such a great way to mix things up. I would definitely use this in sandwiches and as a pizza spread.

    Found you through Mix It Up Monday.

    Del @ spud-nails.blogspot.com

     
  2. I love avocados and garlic, what a wonderful combination! I just bought 5 avocados this weekend and I can’t wait to make this. I bet it tastes delicious on anything 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday!

     
  3. If this can be frozen, it is a must have. I can see using it daily. I love avocado. Thanks for sharing with My Meatless Mondays. Have a wonderful week.

     
  4. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have had a great weekend and have a fabulous week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

     
  5. Love…love… avacados. I shall try your yummy recipe. Thank you for sharing.

     
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  7. This is how I make my guacamole because I do not like other stuff in it, minus the olive oil and lemon juice. We eat it so fast there is never any reason to add lemon to it 🙂 I’ve had family members who say they hate guacamole actually change their minds when they eat mine. Avocados are my favorite food! 🙂 I wish they were available more around here.

     

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