Avocados are the favorite fruit of millennials, including myself, for good reason.
Is Avocado a Fruit or a Vegetable?
Is avocado a fruit or a vegetable? Is it a vegetable or a fruit? When we hear this question, we are frequently puzzled, and it is simple to believe that something isn't precisely what it appears to be. Avocado is commonly used in salads and savory dishes.
Avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable. You can definitely connect to the debate over whether avocado is a fruit or a vegetable if you're used to eating fruit with firm seeds. Despite the fact that both have hard seeds, some people prefer soft fruits while others prefer firm ones. Avocados come in a variety of flavors, from soft to hard, depending on where you live. Above all, some people are unable to ingest avocados.
Avocado isn't a vegetable; it's a fruit. It's also worth noting that an avocado and an acorn squash are not the same thing. Because the acorn is not a fruit, it is not classified as a vegetable. Avocados, on the other hand, are classified as fruits because they are primarily green.
Avocado is a fruit, so it can be eaten like any other fruit. It's crucial to remember that avocado should never be eaten raw. It is high in vitamin C, which is essential for the development of the brain and nerve system and is important for healthy bones and teeth. Avocado is a healthier option when cooked or in the form of juice.
Avocado also contains a lot of vitamins A and C. Both of these nutrients help in the prevention of a variety of diseases. Consume a variety of fruits and vegetables on a regular basis to ensure that your body receives all of the nutrients it needs. However, some of us have a difficult time eating more veggies and fruits than we eat in our daily diets. Certain nutrients may become deficient as a result. Deficiencies occur when the body is unable to absorb enough vitamins and minerals. Weight loss, anemia, blurry vision, and immune system issues are just a few of the inadequacies.
Are you prepared to work with avocados? From chilly creamy, sweets to warm breakfast toasts, to a healthy pasta dinner for evening, here are some avocado recipes to try:
Avocado Panna Cotta Recipe
2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
1 cup coconut cream
2 cups coconut milk
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
3 tablespoons honey, plus more to drizzle
avocado, (use the flesh), plus extra to serve
1 to 2 pinches green cardamom
toasted coconut, to serve
How to make Avocado Panna Cotta
- Sprinkle gelatin over ½ cup milk and whisk. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes
- Heat cream, honey, salt, and 1 cup milk in a medium pot over low heat. Add gelatin-milk mixture and whisk constantly. Remove from heat before it will simmer. Allow to cool.
- Combine the remaining milk, avocado, and cardamom or cinnamon in a blender. Blend until it is smooth. Whisk the avocado mixture into the gelatin mixture. Allow to come to room temperature.
- Pour mixture into cups or ramekins. Cover them with plastic wrap. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight until set.
- Serve into cups or transfer to dessert plates. Top with toasted coconut & Serve avocado slices on the side. Drizzle with honey before serving.
Homemade Avocado Ice Cream Recipe
4 pieces avocado
1 cup heavy cream
1 can condensed milk, 300-ml can
¾ cup milk
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
How to make Homemade Avocado Ice Cream
- Slice avocados in half and remove its pits. Scoop out and place in a bowl, and mash using a fork
- Add condensed milk, heavy cream, and milk. Stir with the almonds.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for a few hours or until thoroughly chilled.
- Put the mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's directions.
- Transfer to a container and place plastic wrap on the surface of the ice cream. Cover with a lid and freeze for 5 hours or longer before eating.
Avocado and Balsamic Salsa Recipe
½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
Pepper & Salt
1 Avocado slice & diced
canned diced tomatoes or fresh tomatoes (Optional)
How to make Avocado and Balsamic Salsa
- Whisk balsamic vinegar and olive oil in a medium bowl to mix . Season with salt and pepper then set aside.
- Place diced avocado in a bowl and add balsamic vinaigrette. For additional color, add diced tomatoes and mix gently.
Avocado Toast with Corn Recipe
1 sweet corn, grilled, remove kernels
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste
2 sliced bread, whole grain, toasted
1 avocado, flesh only, sliced thinly
½ lime, juice only
¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
lime wedges, to serve
How to cook Avocado Toast with Corn
- Make the Mexican corn: Mix the corn, olive oil, butter, Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper in a bowl and Set aside.
- Divide avocado slices between bread slices. Put lime juice and sprinkle salt & pepper on top.
- Top each with Mexican corn and feta cheese. Garnish with paprika and cilantro. Serve with lime slices.
Creamy Avocado Pasta
2 servings pasta of choice
1 ripe avocado
½ garlic gloves
½ cup fresh basil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp any plant-based milk
Salt & pepper to taste
Pinch of cayenne
How to cook Creamy Avocado Pasta
- Cook the pasta according to package directions.
- To make the avocado sauce, peel the avocado then add to a small blender with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add a bit more cashew milk.
- Gently put the pasta in a pan with the avocado sauce and serve.
Medium avocado, sliced
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup crushed ice
2 tablespoons sugar, or more to taste
How to make Avocado Shake
- Pour in the milk, avocado, crushed ice, and sugar in a blender.
- Pulse until the avocado mixture is thick and the ingredients are blended well. Add more sugar, based on what level of sweetness you like.
Avocados are the favorite fruit of millennials, including myself, for good reason. They boost almost every meal, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Lovely Tolentino (author) from Philippines on June 16, 2021:
Hi ken! I love Avocados too and Yes you should try, Thank you for this wonderful comment!
Ken Burgess from Florida on June 16, 2021:
A lot of great ideas here, I will get around to trying a couple of them.
I love Avocadoes, I need to get around to planting a couple of trees in the yard.
Good article, keep them coming.