This Avocado Butter Recipe creates a spread that is incredibly rich, creamy and delicious! It’s excellent in a sandwich, spread on toast or mixed into other dishes. When I was a kid, I used to literally sneak avocado chunks out of my salad, into my napkin, and sadly, yes . . . into the trash. Can you believe that!? What was I thinking?
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you know that these days, I cannot get enough avocado, and I consider them to be a precious culinary treasure. Truly!
I love them any which way! On their own (with a touch of sea salt, of course), in salads and sandwiches, on burgers or chips, in sauces or smoothies . . . and now in butter!
That’s right, today we’re making avocado butter! And no, this is not a beauty product! (Avocados work their way into all sorts of skin care and hair care “butters.”)
This, however, is an edible, creamy, rich, flavorful spread full of deliciousness!
This Avocado Butter is absolutely fantastic on grilled corn, which makes for a great side dish at your next summer BBQ.
How about this weekend?
Yesterday, I spread the avocado butter on a bagel for breakfast. It was absolutely scrumptious! Did you ever think you could pack nutrients into your butter? Well, that’s exactly what you’re doing when you add avocado!
Are there foods you hated as a kid, that you love now?
It’s hard for me to believe this food I now treasure was one I once didn’t like. Crazy!
And a few more avocado recipes I love. . . .
Avocado Fries with Agave Chipotle Yogurt Dip
Citrus Avocado Salsa with Cilantro Whitefish
Grapefruit Avocado Salad with Pistachios and Blue Cheese
Guacamole with Key Limes and Roasted Corn
This Avocado Butter Recipe creates a spread that is incredibly rich, creamy and delicious! It's excellent in a sandwich, spread on toast or mixed into other dishes.
- 1 large avocado (ripe, but not over ripe)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Mix the avocado with the butter until it's super smooth. I use a hand/immersion blender to do this, but you can also use a food processor or -- with a bit more work -- a fork. Mix in the lemon juice and cumin. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Here's How to Season to Taste.)
You can use the butter at room temperature or you can solidify it in the refrigerator.
This recipe is essentially a compound butter. What is a compound butter? I'm glad you asked ;-). A compound butter is butter that has additional flavors or ingredients added to it.