Along with mangos and bananas, avocados are one of the fruits that thrive in Rwanda. They are extremely easy to cut up and place alongside a meal, or just use as a snack.
Avocados are mostly eaten plain, and they taste good that way. But there are also many other ways that the versatile avocado can be eaten.
If you are an avocado-lover, or if you are growing tired of using it as just a garnish, here are ten new ways you can make use of this vitamin-filled fruit!
Use it on toast
Mashed avocado makes an easy, tasty replacement for butter or jam on your morning toast. Just add some salt and pepper, a little bit of oil, and you’re good to go!
Put it on pasta
Avocado can also make an easy, healthy pasta sauce, because it is already so creamy. Try blending some up with some garlic and oil, like in this recipe.
Grill it like a brochette
It may surprise you, but certain fruits like avocado taste great when cooked on the grill. The finished product comes out smoky and creamy—try throwing some on the next time you make brochettes or grilled fish!
Create an egg bake
Switch up the way you eat your eggs at breakfast by baking your egg into the centre of an avocado. Just cut an avocado in half, scoop out the pit, pop an egg inside, and bake for about half an hour.
Give guacamole a go
Guacamole is a traditionally Mexican food made from avocado, lime juice, cilantro and salt. It is used as a dip for chips and crisps.
Fry up avocado chips
Surprisingly, avocados can also make an interesting replacement for chips. Sliced avocado can be dipped in bread crumbs and baked in the oven to create a yummy, crispy treat.
Mix it in with rice
Rwandans often eat avocado as an accent to rice, but this fruit can be mixed in with the rice as well. Try this simple recipe for avocado rice, which can be used as a rice replacement in most meals.
Create a sweet treat
Though sweets aren’t often eaten in Rwanda, if you are craving something chocolaty, avocado pudding will do the trick. Just mix the avocado up with some cocoa and you will have a smooth, creamy dessert in no time.
Treat yourself to a face mask
Avocados aren’t only for eating. Because they have special fats in them that work to hydrate your body, you can use as a mask for your face if you suffer from dry skin.
Hydrate your hair
Because of its moisturizing qualities and the vitamins it contains, avocado can also be good for your hair. If your hair is dried out, or you want to moisturize and smooth it, try using avocado to make a one-of-a-kind hair mask.