Contributed by: NAPSA
Avocados: Special Ingredient To Make Leftovers New Again (NAPSA) - The celebrations may be over, but the leftovers are a gift that keeps on giving-breakfasts, lunches, dinners, soups and late-night snacks. But just because you're going back for a third or fourth helping of those tasty morsels, that doesn't mean it has to be the same-old, same-old.
The delicate and delicious taste of Hass avocados is the perfect complement to hearty holiday leftovers. Beyond its flavor, this luscious fruit has many nutritional properties that can be part of a healthy diet. In fact, avocados contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. And due to their mono- and polyunsaturated fat content, avocados are a healthy substitution for foods rich in saturated fat.
Here are a few suggestions for how to pair up avocados with your favorite leftovers:
One idea that will have people gobbling down leftover turkey is this original creation from Chef Chris Schlesinger of East Coast Grill in Cambridge, Mass.:
Heat olive oil in large soup pot over high heat, adding onions once oil is hot. Saute onions for 9-11 minutes or until they appear clear. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper and saute for 2 minutes. Add turkey, tomatoes, black beans, chicken stock and sugar to onions and spices and bring mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium/low and simmer for 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve chili hot in soup bowls. Garnish each bowl with a generous serving of Hass Avocado Salsa.
Hass Avocado Salsa
(Garnishes 8 Servings)
Combine avocados, red onion, lime juice, cilantro and hot pepper sauce in mixing bowl and toss lightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
For additional recipes that feature fresh Hass avocados, visit the Hass Avocado Board's Web site at www.avocadocentral.com.
Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings
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