Avocados are a new world food native to Mexico and were prized for their flavor and the food value they provided. The avocado was a staple of the Aztec diet and were used to make a mixture called ahuaca-mulli which is what we call guacamole.
Today avocados are eaten fresh in salads, used in dips and sauces and they are also used to produce avocado oil. The leaves of the Mexican avocado have a pungent anise aroma and are used as cooking herb. The most common avocado varieties are Hass, Gwen, Reed, Fuerte, Bacon, Zutano, and Pinkerton.
If you don't have avocados you can substitute:
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Avocado Egg Rolls - Like the ones at the Cheescake Factory. Prepare these ahead of time and fry right before you're ready to serve.
Guacamole en Molcajete - Guacamole recipes are always at the top of our favorites list.!
Summer Avocado Soup - A beautiful soup served chilled with a dollop of sour cream.