Now here is a blogger challenge I can really get behind – Katie’s Hug A Fat challenge. She’s encouraging everyone to get out there and hug their favorite *healthy* fat. Choosing my favorite fat was not easy – I love nut butters, almonds and coconut… but in the end, avocado won. I love avocado. So much that I went ahead and hugged it.
Not pictured: I kissed it too. And then I cooked with it. On the menu tonight was black bean veggie burgers on the grill & a strawberry/avocado salad. My salad was inspired by this post from Organic Undergrad. After seeing the strawberry & avocado combination, I knew I needed to try my own.
Let’s start with the salad. Into the bowl:
- 15 strawberries
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1.5 tbsp light raspberry vinaigrette dressing
- a bit of cilantro
I’m not a fan of cilantro. It tastes like soap to me. But Pat loves it, so I tried to use a little – and set the rest out so he could add more to his portion. The strawberries we got had some interesting shapes.
The final product was pretty. This was a really good one, I will be making it again.
But I didn’t stop there. After having an avocado burger earlier in the week I was craving more, so I added avocado slices to my veggie burger. I ate it on wheat thins with Laughing Cow garlic & herb cheese and ketchup.
The veggie burger had a strong black bean taste, which I really liked. But if I were to ever give up meat, this does not come close to replacing a thick burger. I would eat this again though.
In the spirit of the challenge, what is your favorite (healthy) fat?