Avocados from Mexico have just 50 calories per serving, contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals and just 1 gram of sugar. A 1-ounce serving of avocados contains 81 micrograms of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin are plant pigments found in the macula of the eye, and research suggests that they may help maintain eye health as we age. That is a lot of goodness in a pretty little green package! For me though, it really all comes down to taste, and avocados are one of our favorite flavors, like in this Cucumber & Avocado Salad w/ Feta that we have been enjoying the last few months. You can have it on the table in no time at all, there are never any leftovers to worry about!
Because they require virtually no prep time, Avocados from Mexico are the perfect ingredient for all kinds of salads. When we are invited over for dinner with friends, I always ask what I can bring along, and often that is a salad. Even when I get in a hurry, and a simple tossed salad is my only option, avocados make it seem more special, not to mention more delicious. Try tossing cubed avocados with your vinaigrette, and then adding to the salad right before serving the vinaigrette will preserve the bright fresh flavor and the combination will be amazing with any variety of greens and other veggies.
Finally, doesn’t matter if you will be home with just the family, or if you are going to make something to share with friends at a party Avocados from Mexico are the perfect place to start your next great meal!