We love avocados in every form: sliced, diced, mashed, cooked, grilled, and more! Luckily, we found a treasure trove of new recipes with the help from Avocados from Peru. Avocados have been a part of the Peruvian diet for thousands of year: they're easy to use, versatile, and chock full of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. So it's time to move past guacamole and avocado toasts (though we love those too) and explore all the delicious potential of the might avocado. Here, a few of our fave recipes from the Avocados from Peru cookbook (and check out even more awesome recipes here!).
We love the look of this kitschy Cream Cheese, Caramelized Rocoto Chili, and Peruvian Avocado Roll appetizer. Sweet caramelized pepper slices and thick creamy slices of avocado are rolled in a tangy chive cream cheese. It's a great spread for bread and crackers the sweet and savory combo will satisfy all your party guests.
This Shrimp-Stuffed Peruvian Avocados Au Gratin is both a gorgeous and delicious appetizer. A mix of mashed avocado and sweet shrimp tossed in lime juice are served in an edible avocado bowl. And the whole dish is topped with salty parmesan cheese and broiled until golden.
Kick up the flavor on ceviche with a few surprising ingredients: sweet potato and plump blueberries! The sweet potato will add texture and heft while the blueberries will balance out the tart flavors. Avocado adds a creamy touch and the classic leche de tigre keeps it spicy.
This soup is deceptively simple to make but is so elegant, it can easily be the starter at your next dinner party. It's a simple broth made with both avocado and shrimp and topped with more succulent shrimp for texture. And it can be served either hot or cold, so it will wait for you.
Don't be scared to try avocados in new ways, including dessert! Here, avocado is mixed with a passion fruit puree and thickened with gelatin, making a sliceable parfait. Studded with raspberries and avocado cubes, it's subtly sweet and makes a stunning and unexpected end to any meal.
Peruvian Avocado Pesto and Cherry Tomato Crostini is a simple dish perfect for entertaining. The pesto is made with avocado,basil, parmesan, and walnuts and makes a luscious base for sweet and fresh cherry tomatoes layered on slices of toasted baguette.
Rice Paper Rolls with Peruvian Avocado, Shrimp and Basil are healthy and light, making them perfect as a quick snack or light entree option. They're chock full of veggies like carrots, mint, basil and avocado and the addition of shrimp makes these a bit heartier.