National Avocado Day

Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell stopped by to share some of her favorite recipes using avocados for National Avocado Day.

Avocado Soup

3 TB olive oil
1 C diced white onion
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and black pepper
4 ripe avocado, peeled and quartered
4 C chicken or vegetable stock
1/4 c fresh lime juice
1/4 c fresh cilantro
Queso fresco for garnish


  1. Sauté onions and jalapeno in olive oil.
  2. When onions are almost translucent, add in garlic a sprinkle of salt and pepper and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Place avocado, stock, lime juice, cilantro and cooked mixture in blender and process until smooth.
  5. Serve chilled or at room temp with a sprinkle of Queso Fresco.

Avocado Toast with Soft Egg and Dill

4 pieces thick cut bread
2 ripe avocado, mashed with fork
Squeeze of lime juice
Fresh heirloom tomato, sliced
4 eggs, cooked sunny side up
Sel de Cuisine (or salt and pepper)
Balsamic vinegar


  1. Toast bread, spread mashed avocado on.
  2. Place sliced tomato on half, place sunny side up egg on other half.
  3. Sprinkle top with Sel de Cuisine and a drizzle of balsamic.

Chopped Guacamole

3 ripe avocado, peeled
1 lime
1 small tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2-1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 c cilantro, finely chopped
Kosher salt and pepper to taste


  1. In medium bowl place avocado halves
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper and lime juice over them.
  3. Using two knives, pull through avocado repeatedly until desired size is reached.
  4. Gently fold in tomato, jalapeno and cilantro.
  5. Drizzle a little hot sauce over top.
  6. Serve with chips.
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