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Liven up your brunch order with Avocados From Mexico

Versatile enough to be used in sweet and savoury dishes and chock-full of nutrients, avocados are a delicious, creamy fruit that you can enjoy anytime — starting with brunch.

There's a reason we will ALWAYS add guacamole — avocados are the star of our burritos or tacos, or really anything for that matter. What would chips be without guac? Or avocado toast without the avocados? We’ll tell you: bland, boring and dry. The humble avocado breathes life into some of our favourite dishes with its deliciously creamy texture and multitude of uses. Versatile and easy to incorporate into any meal, you can enjoy Avocados from Mexico at breakfast, lunch and dinner, as a snack or even in a smoothie. Anytime can be avo-time.

Available year-round, avocados are the ultimate fruit. They’re considered a super food for their abundance of health benefits, while their creamy flavour makes them a delicious green that you don’t have to force down. Whatever your cuisine culture, cooking style and taste, avocados make a great addition to any healthy lifestyle.

Avocados From Mexico: Health benefits

Not only are avocados a delicious addition to your favourite dishes, they also come with a myriad of health benefits. This nutritious fruit is chock-full of beneficial minerals, nutrients and plant compounds, making it the perfect fruit to fit into any healthy eating plan.

And you don’t need much to see these incredible health benefits — just one-third of a medium avocado (50 g) has 80 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy nutrient-dense choice. As a nutrient-booster, avocados also help the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients from other foods eaten alongside them. And avocados are free of cholesterol and sodium, and more than 50 per cent of the fruit’s fat content is monounsaturated, making it healthy fat.  

Avocados From Mexico: Versatility

Avocados might make you think of guacamole (because they are essential to this tasty dip), but they have plenty of other uses, too. You can bake, fry, grill, freeze or mix an avocado, eat it with grains like quinoa and even use it in sweet desserts. For desserts, it can often replace butter.

And if you're struggling to dice your avocado up, you're not alone. Here's a handy video to show you the simplest way.

Avocados From Mexico: Freshness

Ever full of surprises, the avocado is actually a single-pitted berry that ripens once it’s been harvested. Anytime is avo-time — fresh avocados can be enjoyed at any time of year. They have a long-lasting freshness that allows them to store well for unexpected cravings (a little midnight guac and chips anyone?).

Unlike some fruits that seem to start drooping the moment you get them home, unripe avocados can stay fresh for up to five days. To tell if your avocado is ripe, give it a gentle squeeze in the palm of your hand — if it yields, your avocado is ready to enjoy on its own or in your favourite meals.

For avocado tips and tricks, recipes and more, head to avocadosfrommexico.ca

Ricotta toast with caramelized avocados and figs

Ricotta, honey and figs liven up the standard avocado toast and make for a bright new breakfast staple.

Make this caramelized avocado toast

Serves 4

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ricotta
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 fresh figs, halved
  • 2 Avocados From Mexico, peeled, pitted and quartered
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • Rosemary sprigs, to taste
  • Sea salt
  • 4 thick slices of toasted country bread or bread of your choice

Method

  1. In a skillet, caramelize the figs and avocados with honey, orange zest and juice, and rosemary for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Spread the ricotta on the toasted bread slices and garnish with caramelized figs and avocados.
  3. Sprinkle with sea salt.
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