by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Monday, September 19, 2011
Hass Avocados: Recipe Contest, Rose Bowl Game®, Boxes of Avocados, and Avocado Paletas
adapted from Paletas
½ c. warm water
¼ c. superfine* sugar
1 small, ripe Hass avocado
pinch of fine sea salt
1 Tbs. freshly squeezed lime juice
Stir the warm water and superfine sugar together and add the jar of a blender. Peel and pit the avocado and scoop the flesh into the blender jar along with the sea salt and lime juice. Blend to a smooth purée. Fill popsicle molds (add sticks now or later, depending on the type of mold you have), and freeze until firm, ~4-5 hours.
*I should tell you that, if you are not using superfine sugar, you will need to heat your water to dissolve the granulated sugar and then let it cool down to at least room temperature before proceeding with your paletas!
But don't stop at popsicles...find more great avocado recipes at Hass avocados or click through for one of my favorite summer snackin' foods, guacamole. Or perhaps an Avocado, Salmon and Cucumber Salad? Or maybe one of my favorite meals of all time, Tortilla Soup (heavy on the avocado). Don't forget to layer the Hass avocado slices onto your favorite sandwiches, such as a Crispy Pambazo, a Roast Pork Sandwich, or any variety of a Torta.
|photo credits: 1. Joanne- Eats Well with Others, 2. Leslie- La Cocina de Leslie, 3. Natashya- Living in the Kitchen with Puppies, 4. Bonnie- Sweet Life|
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.