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5 Links to Read Before Eating Avocados

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Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: Everything you wanted to know about everyone's favorite fruit.

For those of you who believe bacon makes everything better, I'm here to remind you that it is, in fact, avocado that makes everything -- from toast to salad to chocolate mousse to eggs -- infinitely better. This buttery, versatile fruit is capable of so much more than guacamole (and we've got a recipe contest to prove it). Before you run out to the store to stock up on avocados, read these links.

Avocado SmoothieCarrot Avocado SaladCucumber Avocado SaladCucumber and Avocado Soup

  • Brush up on your knowledge of nature's butter. (Food52.)
  • Here's how to use a chef's knife to remove that pesky pit. (The Kitchn.)
  • Look beyond the Hass and learn about lesser-known avocado varieties. (Saveur.)
  • And because we can't resist talking about guacamole, here's a recipe for the best version you'll ever make, with a side of science. (Serious Eats.)

Avocado aficionados -- what are your favorite ways to eat avocados? Share with us in the comments!

Tags: 5 links, roundup, techniques, how to, avocados

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9 months ago Alice Spaulding

We like avocados with a bit of soy sauce.


9 months ago HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

I love avocado mashed with a little sugar and some milk.


9 months ago Pegeen

Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

Cubed and added to a fish, shellfish or shrimp ceviche that includes some minced red onion.


9 months ago Rachel Phipps

I'm currently eating my breakfast, which is most days an avocado cubed and tossed with fresh lemon juice and a good pinch of Breton Fleur de Sel.