Thursday, August 25, 2011

Avocado + Mango + Peach

Summer is not over, friends.

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

Ingredients:
  • 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
Directions:
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!


13 comments:

  1. I love unlikely combinations, especially when they're made up of things I already love! This looks like a wonderful addition to your bean burger, but I'm thinking it would also be yummy on a chip! :)

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  2. I once had an amazing sushi roll that combined butternut squash, cream cheese, avocado, siracha, and mango. SO weird sounding and yet so delicious. I love the idea of combining unusual flavors that marry into something great!

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  3. i bet this would be delish on a wrap with black beans! yum! thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I most certainly agree...summer is still here! Thank you for sharing another delightful and creative recipe. I hope you had a lovely weekend, and I'm hoping you have an even lovelier week. Blessings from this hot state of Texas!

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  5. OK I am absolutely GUILTY of being over and done with summer...I enjoyed it in June/July but I'm over it already ;)

    My fav time of the year is FALL and winter(because I am a winter baby who is a FREAK about Christmas) so I am ready...

    THAT BEING SAID I wish I could have the produce of summer in fall and winter...

    I love the idea of the flavor combo in this spread! I immediately want to make this and add it to my hummus and veg sammiches...

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  6. Wow, that looks delicious with the bean burgers! Haven't had bean burgers for a while so perhaps I should make them this week...

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  7. Looks absolutely amazing! It's still really hot here and this seems so cool, fresh and refreshing. I want :)

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  8. it look so yummy dear. that's the goodness of summer in a bowl:-)

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  9. I love mango and peach with savory (especially spicy) things, and avocado is such a creamy chameleon. :) I also love summer, but it's been so dang hot here that I'm hoping for a cool down at some point...

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  10. oh what a fun flavor combination!

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  11. I found your blog by chance but once here decided to spend some time browsing through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I love the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  12. I know this post was forever ago....but I just wanted to say I'm so glad you guys liked the cake :-) Hugs and love.

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