I know what you're thinking, because it's all I've been hearing lately: It's time for football season. You're tired of the humidity. You've already picked out your dog's Halloween costume. Summer is yesterday's news.
Except, it's totally not.
Summer is right here, friends. It's enticing you with bright green avocados and sweet, ripe mangoes.
And peaches! Oh, the juicy, scrumptious peaches.
So grab those tasty fruits, mix 'em together, season to taste, and slather that Green Summer Spread all over your bean burger (the bean burger you cooked on the grill...because it's still summer).
I'll admit, I was skeptical of this unlikely combination at first: Avocado + mango + peaches? I thought peaches paired with brown sugar and cinnamon. Avocados match with margaritas. And mangos just belong in tropical fruit drinks.
But miraculously, these three wonder fruits are a match made in heaven. Whether you're using it as topping for your bean burger, or serving it as a dip with tortilla chips, this fabulous Green Summer Spread will not last long.
So let's show Autumn who's boss. There's only room for one season in this town, and Summer still takes the cake...at least for the next few weeks.
Green Summer Spread (Avocado-Mango-Peach Spread)
This recipe is crazy-simple. You can throw it together in under 10 minutes for a quick appetizer, sandwich spread, or simply to enjoy with a spoon (hey, we all do it!). As the picture shows, I served my spread on top of a bean burger with a little salsa and cilantro for garnish
- 2 avocados, peeled ripened to perfection
- 1 mango, also peeled and ripened to perfection (what can I say? I'm a perfectionist)
- 1 large peach
- 2 TBSP finely chopped fresh cilantro
- a dash of lime juice
- Garlic powder to taste
- a sprinkling of salt
1) Use a fork to mash the peeled avocado in a bowl. Set aside. Dice the mango and peach. Stir into the mashed avocado. Season with garlic powder and a dash of salt. Serve with bean burgers, tortilla chips, or whatever your heart desires!