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All About Avocados – my questions answered by Chef Pati Jinich + recipes

03/25/2014 - 16 comments

Did you know avocados are a fruit?

I didn’t until recently.

I’m not sure that it matters really, what matters is that they are GOOD FOR YOU and not just limited to a specific meal or type of cooking. You can incorporate avocados into just about anything!

I recently had the opportunity to ask Chef Pati Jinich from the PBS show Pati’s Mexican Table a few questions about avocados and incorporating them into our cooking. We actually watch her show and are big fans so I was pretty excited to hear her answering my questions!

I also received some great Avocado “swag”!

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Avocados really are such a versatile fruit, you’d be amazed at the creative recipes that include avocado in the ingredients list. Below is just a few unique recipes that you can make to incorporate avocados into your diet.

Avocado Recipes

Personally I like to put avocado in my chili: Avocado Chili Recipe

ABOUT PATI JINICH:

Pati Jinich was born and raised in Mexico and comes from a family of accomplished cooks. She is the host of a highly popular PBS series called Pati’s Mexican Table, a culinary program which consists of cooking demonstrations, tasting dinners and workshops, and has appeared on The Chew, The Talk, The Better Show, The Today Show.  Jinich has also been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Eater, and The Daily Meal.

Links to Recipes from video:

How do you like to enjoy avocado?

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  • Reply trisha 03/27/2014 at 8:40 am

    I had C try an avocado last night and wouldnt you know…she loved it. !

    • Reply Kimberly Grabinski 03/27/2014 at 8:43 am

      Wow that’s great! I still have to hide some things but Abby recently tried mushrooms and she loves them. They also have been eating cauliflower disguised as mashed potatoes and have no idea.

  • Reply Jennifer @ Mom Spotted 03/26/2014 at 10:52 pm

    I loooooooooooooooooooooooooove avocados! My favorite way though is plain right out of the skin!

  • Reply Beeb Ashcroft 03/26/2014 at 7:11 pm

    I LOVE avocados so much, they are delicious! So, is there an avocado cocktail recipe to put in that flask???

  • Reply Kerri 03/26/2014 at 5:07 pm

    I didn’t realize how versatile avocados are. I need to incorporate them into more recipes.

  • Reply Mommy Has A Life 03/26/2014 at 4:39 pm

    I do not like the taste of avocados but I do try to mix them in with other foods because they are SO healthy!

  • Reply Sarah @ Must Have Mom 03/26/2014 at 4:18 pm

    A fudgsicle with avacado? Now that is something I wouldn’t think of!

  • Reply Tonya {The Traveling Praters} 03/26/2014 at 3:34 pm

    Honestly, I don’t really like avocados. I almost feel like I should cringe when I admit that. :) I wish I liked them, lately I’ve seen some recipes that look like they would be really good.

  • Reply Chelle @ oh just stop already 03/26/2014 at 2:39 pm

    I swear avocados are out to get me this year. I can not stand them at all. Detest them and yet the past 3 months everything I read has some hint of avocado in it. I know they’re healthy. Guess it’s time to suck it up and take the leap in trying them again.

  • Reply Jenn 03/26/2014 at 2:34 pm

    I enjoy them butchered to death. Need that tool! LOL

  • Reply Marina 03/26/2014 at 2:31 pm

    That chili looks yummy. I have to admit avocados in bean salads with a generous splash of citrus tastes yum too!

  • Reply Raijean 03/26/2014 at 12:42 pm

    I don’t know what happened but up until recently, I didn’t like them! Now I’m obsessed!

  • Reply Dee @ Cocktails with Mom 03/26/2014 at 12:17 pm

    You know, I have just recently starting to try things made with avocado. The only thing I’ve tried thus far is guacamole and I must say I really enjoyed it.

  • Reply Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com 03/26/2014 at 12:02 pm

    I love avocado! I have to be careful though because I can eat a whole one in one sitting. I like them sprinkled with a Tony’s seasoning…yum!

  • Reply Michelle 03/26/2014 at 11:52 am

    I don’t like avocado as is, but I love it IN things! Love these recipes!

  • Reply Robin (Masshole Mommy) 03/25/2014 at 9:09 am

    It’s funny because for most of my life I disliked avocados. Then recently (within the past year), I discovered that I like them now and these days I put avocado on everything I can.