I know this might sound crazy, but I think other foodies will back me up on this. With certain foods I can remember exactly when I started loving them. Avocado is a good example of that for me. I was living in Europe, we were traveling a lot, and trying not to spend a ton of money on food. We were frugal students back then (although my parents might disagree with that) at least it seemed like we were! Anyway, we would stop at a grocery store when we got to a city and buy ingredients to make sandwiches for lunch so we didn't have to stop at restaurants. Instead of buying dressing we opted for avocado. Avocado, turkey, and amazing bread. I can still taste it, and as the years have passed I've been adding avocado to more and more, and I must say, it's always delicious.
This recipe is awesome because it's simple and you can use it for many things. In a food processor or blender, combine two avocados, buttermilk, scallion, parsley, mint leaves, lemon juice, 1/2 cup of water, salt and pepper to taste. Pulse until smooth.
I used this as a salad dressing, and it was perfect. Like having avocado pieces but as a dressing, can't get much better than that! You can also use it as a spread on a sandwich or also as a dressing for chicken salad, which would also be pretty tasty.
Do you have any favorite memories of when you first tried and started enjoying a food?
Makes ~2 1/2 cups
Adapted from Everyday Food
1 cup buttermilk
1 scallion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor or blender combine all ingredients.
Pulse until smooth.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.