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.
- 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)
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.