Avocados are not only delicious, they also add a nutritional boost to any meal as a healthy fat. Different cultures enjoy them in different ways around the world. From slicing and dicing them into your salads to spreading them over your toast; grilling them or pickling them; mashing them to make guacamole; using them as a base for chocolate pudding; on pizza... you can eat them any way you like, actually!
But, have you ever tried eating an avocado straight from its shell with lemon and sugar? Sugar - oh my! Yup - that's right! Growing-up in Kenya we ate loads of avocados that we picked straight from the trees, as a sweet treat with lemon and sugar - like a lemonade avocado... if there is such a thing? We thought there was anyway!
It's so simple - no mess, no fuss. We'd cut an Avo in half, horizontally, and then remove the pip (as seen in the image above). We'd sprinkle lemon over the flesh - like a drizzle - and then just a teaspoon of sugar, to each half. Then, using a fork while the skin acts as a bowl, we'd mash the Avo inside its own shell, until all the ingredients were mixed together thoroughly.
A refreshing, delicious, and filling snack... and no dishes for Mom - yey! Next time you have an avocado, try eating it this simple way. Feel free to share your favorite avocado recipe in the comments - perhaps you know a secret we don't!
Of course my love for Avocados in Kenya prompted me to write The Lone Avocado Tree, which in truth is a tale of life and death, regrowth, appreciation, and joy in the simple things nature has to offer.
The Lone Avocado Tree