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How to spice up an avocado snack/meal

Answered on March 11, 2015
Created May 21, 2013 at 3:12 AM

Hello! I absolutely love eating avocados plain with a spoon for snacks or as part of a lunch/dinner. They are delicious by themselves, but sometimes I find myself wanting some other flavors in there. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to give myself a couple more tastes without changing the form in which I eat it- so convenient! Thanks!

Ex. avocado with salsa on top

355ae559fc7c4038c63b5897d74e8a40

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on May 21, 2013
at 12:01 PM

I'm going to try fish sauce, since I'm eschewing soy, and thanks for the suggestion.

355ae559fc7c4038c63b5897d74e8a40

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on May 21, 2013
at 12:01 PM

I should say that I have no idea what coconut aminos taste like, as I mention above, I have never been able to source any. I was only guessing that they were not unlike soy in character as they are often given in place of soy in paleo recipes. Those in a position to make the comparison will know if the substitution is way off!

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on May 21, 2013
at 11:05 AM

Avocado and honey sounds awesome. Not sure about soy sauce though, some of us stay off it. Partly cos it's soy, partly cos many brands contain wheat. Ever tried fish sauce instead? The fish smell could be a tad strong though.

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on May 21, 2013
at 07:50 AM

anyone else think that coconut aminos really dont taste like soy sauce all that much?

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Ac1be7d044a82c85cee039f3435a550f

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on May 21, 2013
at 11:03 AM

Spice up the avocado? Scatter ground cinnamon or cayenne pepper powder!

Generally though, when I do avocado I find the taste goes with pretty much anything. I usually try to play with the texture. Consider things like bacon bits or coconut flakes/coconut cookie crumbs? Or even course sea salt. These suggestions are of the straight-out-of-skin variety though, usually I have them as part of my salads. I did mash them once as topping for my chicken steak, straight out of the fridge. The hot-cold pairing was pretty fun.

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on May 21, 2013
at 09:51 AM

Take the avocado, cut it in half, and scoop out a little bit of flesh around the pit. Crack an egg into each hole. Top with bacon and bake for 15 or so minutes or until the egg is done to your liking. Dig in.

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on May 21, 2013
at 05:46 AM

From time to time I split an avocado in two and fill the gap with some nut butter, like chestnut pur??e, almond/cashew/hazelnut butter. It's delicious! But just once in a while!

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on May 21, 2013
at 03:39 AM

My favorite is garlic salt. I like Lawry's.

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on May 21, 2013
at 03:38 AM

/\yea cant really go wrong with tuna and avocados

i like to make tuna tartare with avocados diced and mixed in with egg yolks and whatever else youd like served on cucumber slices...i guess that isnt the most convenient thing in the world to make though

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on May 21, 2013
at 03:32 AM

Put some tuna and olives in the whole! I cant get enough of

That combo.

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on March 11, 2015
at 08:52 PM

Lemon juice and salt was surprisingly good! I didn't sound very good to me but so glad I tryed it!

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on July 31, 2013
at 02:38 PM

A squeeze of lemon juice is nice on an avocado.

Also, I hope I don't start a riot here, but I eat primal rather than strict paleo and love a dollop of sour cream on my avocado half. Don't know if you cross that line.

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on May 21, 2013
at 01:02 PM

Bacon avocado cups with a balsamic glaze! Make this ASAP! NOM NOM :)

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on May 21, 2013
at 10:10 AM

I sprinkle different herbs on my avocados, like coriander seed, smoked paprika, coconut aminos or gluten-free worcestshire.

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on May 21, 2013
at 07:24 AM

Cut in half, remove seed, crack and egg in the middle, add some spices, bake. DELICIOUS!!

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on May 21, 2013
at 07:16 AM

I've hesitated to reply here because I'm a newbie and I've noticed that those who disagree with my opinions here are oddly happy to scatter insults about, but this is such a good tip that it feels selfish not to pass it on. A very simple yet superlatively delicious treatment for an avocado, which I used to eat regularly before going paleo, is to half your avocado and eat the first half, just out of the shell, with a half tsp of soy sauce, and the second half with a drop of soy sauce and a half tsp of honey. It seemed to be the perfect, rounded quick lunch. I'm guessing that those with access to coconut aminos could substitute out the soy. I haven't been able to get them. If this appeals to you at all, do try it, it's a revelation.

355ae559fc7c4038c63b5897d74e8a40

(196)

on May 21, 2013
at 12:01 PM

I'm going to try fish sauce, since I'm eschewing soy, and thanks for the suggestion.

34a31e6e59ee73ac7ddfd96c3e653919

(232)

on May 21, 2013
at 07:50 AM

anyone else think that coconut aminos really dont taste like soy sauce all that much?

Ac1be7d044a82c85cee039f3435a550f

(150)

on May 21, 2013
at 11:05 AM

Avocado and honey sounds awesome. Not sure about soy sauce though, some of us stay off it. Partly cos it's soy, partly cos many brands contain wheat. Ever tried fish sauce instead? The fish smell could be a tad strong though.

355ae559fc7c4038c63b5897d74e8a40

(196)

on May 21, 2013
at 12:01 PM

I should say that I have no idea what coconut aminos taste like, as I mention above, I have never been able to source any. I was only guessing that they were not unlike soy in character as they are often given in place of soy in paleo recipes. Those in a position to make the comparison will know if the substitution is way off!

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on May 21, 2013
at 06:14 AM

Diced onion and canned pink salmon and sea salt.

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on May 21, 2013
at 06:00 AM

You can be super simple with it--

Split an avocado in half, remove the seed and then cube the avocado flesh with a sharp knife while still in the skin. Keeping the skin intact pluck the cubes to a plate.

Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Easy and great appetizer.

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on May 21, 2013
at 05:28 AM

Mash it up with grass fed butter, salt, and pepper!

Or, if you want to try something really different, sprinkling it with cocoa powder is actually pretty good, and a nice dessert!

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on May 21, 2013
at 05:16 AM

Make some tzatziki with good yogurt and spoon some in.

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on May 21, 2013
at 04:46 AM

mash with egg yolk, garlic powder, salt and pepper and wrap in toasted nori

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on May 21, 2013
at 04:16 AM

Pumpkin seeds and a little salt and turmeric! I make up a bag of the seed/salt/spice and take it with me - I eat it w/ half an avocado ALL THE TIME. It takes no time, doesn't involve opening a can, is super tasty, and satisfies my urge to crunch something. TRY IT you'll LIKE IT!!!

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on May 21, 2013
at 03:25 AM

I like a nice home made vinaigrette over it. Simple, easy, and you can make them a little different batch to batch for variety.

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