I could eat avocado every day, not even kidding.
Avocados on sandwiches, in salads, on top of black bean burgers… you name it. This silly looking fruit contains lots of heart healthy fats and makes a delicious, creamy addition to almost any recipe.
You can even make fries out of them! Yep, you heard that right. FRIES.
Crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside. Paired with a tangy (+ slightly spicy!) cilantro-lime dipping sauce and you’ve got a game winning combination.
Ingredients (yields about 16 fries):
- 2 large avocados
- 4 slices of lightly toasted Rudi’s Gluten-Free Multigrain bread (or any other type of gluten-free bread!)
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil (for frying)
- 8oz cup of plain greek yogurt
- juice from one lime
- 1/3 cup of cilantro
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 small jalapeno (can add more depending on spice preference)
Preparation (avocado fries):
- Heat coconut oil on medium in a deep pan while preparing the fries.
- Process Rudi’s bread into fine crumbs in either a high-powered blender or food processor.
- Slice avocados in half lengthwise and cut into 1-1 1/2 inch thick strips.
- Combine bread crumbs, cumin and garlic salt in a medium sized bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk eggs until yolks and whites are combined.
- Dip avocado slices in the egg mixture and then immediately coat in the bread crumbs.
- Fry avocados for about 45 seconds on each side, or until golden brown.
- Remove from pan, place on a paper towel and let excess oil drain off.
To make the sauce, combine the Greek yogurt, lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro and salt into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
The sauce is more of an art than a science, so feel free to add more jalapeno or even another type of pepper if you’re feeling crazy!
Avocado fries should be eaten right away for best tasting results, but will keep in the fridge for about 3-4 days. I will warn you though, they aren’t as crispy on days 2-4!
Marissa is the active lifestyle blogger behind Barefoot Colorado, a blog documenting her adventures in CrossFit, running and exploring the Rocky Mountains.