This Avocado Flower appetizer is easy, super fun, drizzled with some balsamic glaze, and makes a stunning presentation at the dinner table!
My mom has been serving this avocado appetizer for years and recently suggested that I add it to the blog. I asked her where she had found the recipe, and she told me she had made it up. You made it up? Yep, she did! I scoured the internet for avocado flowers and to this date, no such recipe exists. My genius mom has created a masterpiece!
Ingredients you will need
As I mentioned above, this avocado recipe is super easy to make and requires only two ingredients, avocados and balsamic glaze.
The Health Benefits of Eating Avocado
Not only are they delicious, but extremely nutritious! Here are four reasons why you should be consuming more avocados:
Healthy Fats - You may have heard that avocados are high in fat, and indeed they are! Monounsaturated fatty acids are super healthy for your heart and can help to lower your cholesterol levels.
Vitamins & Minerals - Avocados are loaded with them, especially vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and potassium. Did you know that an avocado has more potassium than a banana? 😮
Fiber - Just one avocado provides 7 grams of fiber, which is almost a third of your daily needs! Not only do they keep you feeling full longer, but can improve your digestive health.
Antioxidants - Avocados are packed full of antioxidants, especially the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which may help to lower your risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
How to Make an Avocado Flower
For this recipe, I use two avocados. If you're serving only a couple of people, you may use just one. You will want to use ripe avocados for their nice, creamy texture, but not too ripe or they will turn to mush! A ripe avocado will yield to pressure if you give them a gentle squeeze. Placing them in the refrigerator when ripe will help prevent them from over-ripening and make them easier to slice.
Quarter the avocado lengthwise, then remove the seed and peel. Slice each quarter in half to yield 8 slices per avocado. Arrange the slices on a plate around the seed to resemble a flower.
Drizzle with balsamic glaze, and voila!
Here are some of my other healthy appetizer recipes that you may enjoy-
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- 2 Avocados fresh
- 4 teaspoons Balsamic Glaze approximately
- Quarter the avocado lengthwise, then remove the seed and peel. Slice each quarter in half to yield 8 slices per avocado. Arrange the slices on a plate around the seed to resemble a flower.
- Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
- Leave avocados on your countertop until ripe, and then place them in the refrigerator.
- An avocado is ripe if it yields to pressure when gently squeezed.
- Avocados are easier to slice when cold.
- You may use one avocado if you are serving less people.
Made this for an afternoon snack and it was a hit! Even my picky eaters gobbled this up! Delicious!
That is so wonderful, Sara! 🙂