The first avocados of the new season are here! On our avocado ranch, this means Fuerte avocados! The new crop is just mature enough to soften gradually…10 days to 2 weeks after it’s picked. The characteristic nutty flavor will develop over the coming weeks as the oil content increases with maturity. The fruit is less mature now, so it has a very fresh, green flavor. We tried the first ripe one the other day in a salad.
I was lucky enough to receive a box of Baby Beets from Melissa’s Produce at our food bloggers’ luncheon last week. I happen to love baby beets…and the rich red color would look festive with the beautiful green Fuerte avocado.
See what I mean? So pretty…holiday colors! I like to put out a selection of dressings so that each person can add their own.
We have a few people in the family who don’t enjoy beets, so I put blackberries on their salad.
What would you do with the first Fuerte of the season?