I have always been wanting to try using Avocados when I get them in the market. Fortunately the wish was fulfilled as I could get some avocados, though priced high, in a nearby veggie store.
The best recipe that came quickly to my mind was some quick healthy burgers as it also coincided with the fact that we needed some quick fix to feed hungry mouth . Even though my veg patties were not ready, I decided to use avocado itself as a spread , to hold the fillings.Igot the most scrumptious burgers ready in a jiffy.
2 Burger buns
1 small avocado, with the flesh scooped out.
3 green chillies.
1/2 cup sweet corn
Pinch of Oregano
Pinch of white pepper.
Pinch of garlic salt ( or use a pod of garlic )
1 cup steamed moong sprouts
Slices of tomatoes and cucumbers.
Cheese slice ( optional )
Make a coarse paste of avocado, corn, chillies, garlic salt.
Spread the avocado paste generously on both sides of the buns, apply a layer of butter if you wish ( optional )
Assemble the tomatoes, cucumber slices and heap the steamed moong sprouts ( tender peas shoots or any micro greens will work well )
The buns may be lightly toasted with butter before assembling.
lettuce or cabbage leaves can be layered before assembling the fillings.
Especially when packing for school lunch box .
About Avocado ( Internet )
The avocado is colloquially known as the Alligator Pear, reflecting its shape and the leather-like appearance of its skin. Avocado is derived from the Aztec word "ahuacatl". Avocados are the fruit from Persea americana, a tall evergreen tree that can grow up to 65 feet in height. Avocados vary in weight from 8 ounces to 3 pounds depending upon the variety.
Recent research has shown that absorption of two key carotenoid antioxidants—lycopene and beta-carotene—increases significantly when fresh avocado (or avocado oil) is added to an otherwise avocado-free salad. One cup of fresh avocado (150 grams) added to a salad of romaine lettuce, spinach, and carrots increased absorption of carotenoids from this salad between 200-400%.
We tend to think about carotenoids as most concentrated in bright orange or red vegetables like carrots or tomatoes. While these vegetables are fantastic sources of carotenoids, avocado—despite its dark green skin and largely greenish inner pulp—is now known to contain a spectacular array of carotenoids.
Researchers believe that avocado's amazing carotenoid diversity is a key factor in the anti-inflammatory properties of this vegetable. The list of carotenoids found in avocado include well-known carotenoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein, but also many lesser known carotenoids including neochrome, neoxanthin, chrysanthemaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and violaxanthin.
Eating nutrient-dense foods is one of the healthiest ways to eat. Nutrient density is a measure of the amount of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories. One-fifth of a medium avocado (1 oz.) has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a nutrient-dense food choice.
Avocados are a fresh, natural, wholesome part of a healthful diet. They’re irresistibly rich in flavor and avocados also provide vital nutrients and phytochemicals. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases.
There are 13 vitamins that the body absolutely needs: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). Avocados naturally contain many of these vitamins.