Avocado Halves with Honey and Mint Recipe

Avocado Halves with Honey and Mint Recipe
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Avocado with mint and honey
Ashley Fahr

Avocado with mint and honey

If you like avocados you will surely like this recipe; it is simple and straightforward, and the beauty of each ingredient (keep in mind there are only five!) is able to shine. Because of the simplicity of the dish, it is a good idea to round up the best quality of everything you can find – ripe avocados, local honey, and good-quality olive oil. This is great as an appetizer, served before pasta or fish. 

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite honey
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon (optional)

Directions

Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Place each half, cut side up, on a serving plate.

In a small bowl, combine the honey, mint, and salt. Whisk in the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time. Adjust seasoning to taste, adding more olive oil or honey as desired, and lemon juice if using.

Divide mixture between the 2 avocado cavities. Serve immediately.

Avocado Shopping Tip

Avoid very soft avocados; choose those that yield slightly to finger pressure.

Avocado Cooking Tip

Avocados oxidize quickly; use lemon juice to keep the flesh from turning brown.