Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Avocado Butter

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I love adding real butter to things for extra flavor, but sometimes it gets really boring"? Probably not.... but if you are looking to add an extra punch of flavor to let's say, corn on the cob, or a fresh roll, this recipe is really easy to make!


2 small ripe avocado
1 Tbs. lemon juice
4 Tbs. salted butter, softened
1 clove garlic, rough chopped
1 Tbs. fresh cilantro
1 tsp. cumin
Salt and Pepper to taste

Half each avocado, remove the seeds and scoop out the flesh into the bowl of a food processor. Add the lemon juice, butter, garlic, cilantro, cumin, and add about 1/4-1/2 tsp. salt and pepper.

Combine on "low" until everything is well incorporated and forms into a paste. Rip off two pieces of parchment paper and place them on a flat work surface. Spoon the avocado butter onto the middle of the parchment paper and make into a long and skinny mound, about 1 inch wide and high. Roll the parchment tightly around the butter, forming it into a log. Repeat for the second log. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

The butter softens quickly so if you are cutting it into serving sizes make sure to do that right as it comes out of the refrigerator. The avocado will start to darken on the edges of the butter depending on how long you wait to use it. My butter wasn't used until the following day.

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