Dine in Mexico and you’ll more than likely find avocado on your table at some point — most commonly served sliced and salted as a side dish. In South Florida, avocados are traditionally identified as guacamole’s creamy star ingredient. For the past few years, avocado toast has been stealing the limelight. While we’re just as obsessed with a smooth spread of smashed green on a crisp loaf as much as you are, our taste buds are equally tantalized by avocado in its more unexpected forms.
Sliced, diced, smashed
— avocado tastes great any time of the day and is a nutritious powerhouse chockfull of heart-healthy fats and fiber. Which begs the question: Is there a fruit more versatile than the avocado? With five of the best avocado dishes in South Florida, we think we have our answer.
5. Grilled Avocado Wedges, Avocado Grill.
125 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 561-623-0822; avocadogrillwpb.com.
Prepared in one of avocado’s
simplest forms, these grilled wedges are the perfect precourse bite with a taste that’s anything but straightforward. Served over
a spiced mango and watermelon salad, the wedges are complemented by a blend of fresh and fruity flavors. Even the avocado itself is elevated by the grill’s heat — who knew it could get any better? — resulting in a creamy texture on the inside and hint of crunch on the outside.
4. Blackened Chicken BLAT, American Social.
721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-764-7005; americansocialbar.com/las-olas.
What happens when avocado meets bacon on a traditional chicken sandwich? American Social’s Blackened Chicken BLAT comes into mouthwatering existence. A twist on the BLT, this blackened, all-natural chicken breast on an onion bun features your classic lettuce and tomato with jalapeno bacon, a light yet rich avocado cream, and garlic aioli for a pungent kick.