I wanted to take this challenge to a whole new level and really show something innovative, without complicating the delicious simplicity of an avocado and more importantly, emphasizing the scrumptious flavour. I have to admit that when I was approached to do the “More than just guacamole!” Afrikado Blogger Challenge, I was stumped. I needed inspiration to hit, otherwise I would never be satisfied with my end product. Once I found it, I couldn’t stop myself!
I now look at avocados in a whole new light and I am inspired to create different dishes using this super healthy fruit. Avocados are packed with nutrients and heart-healthy compounds, and fantastic to eat if you want to lower cholesterol levels.
Avocado, Coconut & Lime Ice Cream, served with a Chilli Coulis
serves 4 – 6
3 ripe avocados – pit & skin removed
200ml lime cordial
½ tin coconut crème
pinch of salt
Place all the ingredients into a blender. Pulsate until thick and smooth. The avocado will create a velvety texture.
Place into and ice cream maker and churn.
Place the ice cream into the freezer until you are ready to use. Remember to take it out 10 minutes before you want to use to soften slightly to make dishing up easier.
In my mind, this needed something to really compliment the fresh flavours, and what better than a Chilli Coulis. You can make a big jar and store, using it with different creations as you go.
250g diced red chillies (including seeds)
2 large red peppers, roasted and skin peeled off
½ cup white sugar
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 large onion, diced
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 litre of water
Place all the chilli coulis ingredients, except the water, into a thick based pot.
Pour water in, just covering the top of the mixture.
Cook the mixture over a low heat until it has reached a point that when you dip a cool teaspoon into the mixture, and lift it out, your mixture slowly drips off. When the drips join together in a sheet, instead of separate drops, the coulis is ready.
Remove and set aside to cool before using.
Please note that this is a blog challenge set up by The Squashed Tomato on behalf of ZZ2. I will be receiving a voucher to the value of R200 from Woolworths for taking part. The prize is a R2000 Woolworths shopping voucher and a hamper from ZZ2.