February 14, a day full of chocolates, flowers, and greetings cards full of romantic platitudes, Valentine’s Day is a day for new love, old love, those in committed relationships, and even star-crossed lovers. But rewind one day to February 13, and we have Galentine’s Day — a time for single females to gather and celebrate one another. As it continues to be intimated often throughout pop culture, this is truly a day about ladies celebrating ladies.
And what does every good celebration need? Appetizers! Foods you can share and pass around while catching up with your favorite gals. If it also needs to be affordable and easy, then we recommend whipping together a crescent roll ring stuffed with your favorite fruit, avocado. With just a can of pre-made crescent rolls, your favorite meat or vegetable, and cheese, you’re less than 30 minutes away from a crave-able, shareable snack that will make all of your lady friends feel loved.
But first, you’ll need to find an avocado that is ripe, but still a little firm. Check out this video, which demonstrates how to find avocados that are ready by looking for dark green ones that give a little when you squeeze them in the palm of your hand. Once you have the perfect avo, you’ll need to peel and dice it for the recipe. This handy video will help you accomplish the perfect dice.
Chicken Avocado Crescent Ring
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
1 medium (6-8 ounce before pitting) firm but ripe Avocado From Mexico, peeled, pitted and diced
1-8 ounce tube of refrigerated crescent rolls
2/3 cup of your favorite shredded melting cheese
1 cup of cooked chicken, medium diced (you can replace the chicken with your favorite cooked meat of choice, or toss the meat with 1/4 cup of your favorite salsa or hot sauce)
1 egg for egg wash
Kosher salt for topping
Add-ins (pick one): 3 slices of crispy, cooked bacon, chopped; 3 tablespoons chopped, rehydrated sun-dried tomato, 3 T. chopped olives; 1 c. finely chopped baby spinach; 1 tablespoon of your favorite fresh herb chopped (rosemary or thyme would be great).
1. Preheat oven to 375 F, and prepare a baking sheet by spraying with non-stick oil or lining with parchment paper.
2. Unroll dough, then layer the triangles in a circle on the baking sheet, overlapping in the center.
3. Sprinkle on half of the cheese, then the meat and avocado, followed by remaining cheese and any add-in you like.
4. Roll the outer part of each roll toward the center and tuck it under to help seal the dough. Beat the egg with a few tablespoons of water, then lightly brush the top of the ring with the egg wash. Sprinkle kosher salt on top, then bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly brown and golden on top. Serve warm and pair with your favorite dip or condiment (try honey mustard!).