Avocado frozen, vegan and dairy-free. A surprisingly good dessert suitable for everyone
So far have you tried avocado only in guacamole? With avocado you can prepare much more than just a sauce. Avocado is the super food of the moment, the most fashionable and healthy fruit nowadays. Rich in unsaturated fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants, you can use it for breakfast, in soups, as a condiment for pasta, in tasty pates and even in ice cream. The book Avocado! Delicious recipes for every dayof Inga Pfannebecker (Nomos Edizioni) offers 20, easy but super tasty dishes, which allow you to better appreciate versatility and taste. As with this avocado ice cream, on the stick, which will also make children crazy.
For 6 ice creams
1 ripe avocado (approx. 260 g) 200 ml of coconut milk 3 teaspoons of agave or maple syrup 3-4 tablespoons of lime juice 50 g of dark chocolate 2 teaspoons of coconut oil 20 g of chopped hazelnuts
Cut the avocado in half and remove the core. With a spoon, separate the pulp from the peel. Pour the avocado, coconut milk, syrup and lime juice into the blender, then blend until creamy. Pour the avocado mixture into the ice cream molds. Insert the sticks and leave everything in the freezer for at least 5 hours
Just before serving, chop the chocolate roughly. In a metal bowl, melt it in a water bath with coconut oil, continuing to mix. Remove it from the water bath, pour it into a container and let it cool down a little. Briefly hold the ice cream molds under hot water to allow the ice creams to come off better and dip the tips in the chocolate. Sprinkle immediately with the chopped hazelnuts and serve.
At breakfast with the envoy of Striscia la Notizia and his fiancée Annachiara Zoppas, fusion cuisine, Ligurian focaccia and detox diet triumph. Stunts? They are not limited to the menu. Here is the backstage of the "Focolare Domestico" service, on page 62 of our May issue
He is used to flying high Vittorio Brumotti, not to get around obstacles, on the contrary, to climb them as he did for Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, in Dubai, who got back on his bike in just 2 hours and 20 minutes. No stakes for the world bike trial champion, specialty derived from the motorcycle trial (from «try, all, or «try everything) and sent on behalf of the satirical news Strip the News. Before the lockdown, he welcomes us to his parents' home in Liguria. We are in his new Milanese apartment, a large open space with a custom-made kitchen, designed together with Snaidero. «I love design – he says. Next to it is his fiancée Annachiara Zoppas, influencer and marketing officer for the family mineral water company (San Benedetto, ed), with which he has been living for two years. And as Vittorio starts jumping from the counter reinforced with the bike, she gives in to romance and slices eggplants for a vegetarian coconut milk curry.
«We met at Vinitaly thanks to my cousin Matteo Zoppas, Vittorio's bike companion. Ironically he drinks very little, I do too but I was there to present the project of a glass bottle for a new mineral water ", reveals Annachiara" Vittorio was making fun of me, but something went off immediately. Today he is also our testimonial for a campaign on environmental sustainability . In constant training, Brumotti follows one strict diet and he rarely allowed himself some rudeness. Meanwhile, he slices a generous dose of Valtellina bresaola with a vintage black Berkel, purchased in a restaurant, at the end of a dinner with friends, another of his instant falls in love. «I used to live on proteins, now I am more balanced: I also do detox periods based only on fruit and vegetables. I'm almost vegan (laughs). "
"There Breakfast it's our favorite moment together ", she joins" I like to prepare something special likeavocado toast. Seemingly classic, his recipe actually hides a "little" secret Calabrian Nduja: part of my origins come from there , reveals Brumotti, very close to the family. So much so that the parents' initials are tattooed on one arm. Preserves stand in a row on a shelf in oil of the companyPolla with which Vittorio's father Claudio works. «As a child I accompanied him to deliver to the bakers the lactones, or rather large 25-liter extra virgin milk: I still remember the scent of hot focaccia. As a good Ligurian I learned to eat it dipping it in cappuccino: it is another of my favorite breakfasts ". The sea it is the place where the athlete regenerates, so much so that, among the outstanding projects, there is a holiday home overlooking the Ligurian coast «it belonged to Gianfranco Funari: an ancient Moorish-style building: Annachiara and I hope to be able to finish the work early .
On a shelf triumph Taggiasca olives and tuna fillets lined up with meticulous care «they are gifts for friends he says «and a way to promote Italian products, our goodness . It is ready on the table: no tablecloths, but an American service. Bowls instead of the perfect soup plates for another favorite dish, this time by Annachiara, the Japanese poke. The round table and the leather chairs give the whole a rockabilly touch. Time for a few minutes and the famous avocado toast "alla Brumotti" arrives. Gasconi and spicy like the biker who stops just the time to bite one.
Avocado toast with 'nduja: the Brumotti recipe
Here's how to prepare spicy avocados toast "alla Brumotti".
Ingredients for 4 people
4 fresh eggs 4 slices of cereal bread 2 ripe avocados 150 g cherry tomatoes 1 lemon 150 g of spicy Calabrian Nudja extra virgin olive oil wine vinegar counter salt pepper in grains
Simmer some salted water in a non-stick saucepan, add 3 tablespoons of white wine vinegar.
Gently break an egg into a bowl and drop it into the water with the help of a skimmer. Let it cook for 2 minutes without sliding it off the skimmer: with this trick it will not break and it will be very easy to drain it.
Place the egg on a plate lined with paper towels and repeat the operation with the missing eggs.
Blend the avocado pulp with the juice of half a lemon, a pinch of salt and two tablespoons of oil. Chop the tomatoes and keep aside.
Toast the bread and spread it with the 'nduja. Pour a generous layer of avocado cream, then place a poached egg on each toast.
Complete with diced cherry tomatoes, a mince of fresh pepper and serve.
Photo by Jacopo Salvi exclusively for La Cucina Italiana
One of the most searched ingredients online in 2015 was avocado. Today the luck of this fruit still seems far from setting. So … let's prepare a toast. Indeed 10!
Avocado toast: the real trend of recent years! Everyone photographs it, posts it, shares it and prepares it for breakfast, lunch and snack. It is the dish of the overseas celebrities par excellence. A really simple recipe that has gone around the world and continues to drive the web crazy.
We cannot exempt ourselves from talking about it too and therefore we offer you not one, but well 10 recipes, sweet and savory, to prepare it both in a classic way, and also in a somewhat unusual way. The basic recipe for avocado toast includes toasted crusty bread and avocado. Bread can be white or wholemeal, you decide. We recommend black rye or multigrain. The fruit must be ripe, but not too much, soft enough to the touch and possibly with the stalk. Avocado with bright green peel is ideal. Avoid dark and stained ones. Remember that once peeled, avocado should be eaten immediately. Otherwise, season it with a little lemonjuice.
Avocado toast with egg
This is one of the most revived recipes of the last year. Just heat the bread in the oven or on the plate and then spread on it the avocado pulp mashed with a fork and seasoned with salt, lemon and pepper. Complete with a fried egg and eat immediately!
Avocado Mediterranean toast
So we call this version with tomatoes. You can put halved cherry tomatoes or even sun-dried tomatoes in oil on the basis of avocado bread and pulp. If you have time, try also with the confits. Season with a drizzle of oil and oregano.
Avocado salmon toast
A dish rich in omega three and good fats. Avocado and salmon are good for the heart, remember that! Just prepare the usual base and then add some smoked salmon. Season with lemonjuice and pepper.
Avocado cheese toast
Spread soft goat cheese on the bread and then complete the toast with slices of whole avocado, not with the pulp. Seasoned are oil, salt and pepper.
Avocado toast American breakfast
Perfect for breakfast. Put scrambled eggs and slices of crispy bacon on the bread and avocado pulp base.
Avocado vegetable toast
This version is perfect for vegetarians and vegans. Decorate the base toast with courgettes cut with mandolin and season with oil, salt, lemon and chilli pepper. Alternatively try with carrots and cucumbers.
Avocado toast with feta and guacamole
For this recipe you must prepare a guacamole by adding chopped cherry tomatoes, chopped onion, salt, lemon and tabasco to the crushed avocado pulp. Then spread the mixture on the toasted bread and complete with cubes of feta cheese.
Strawberry Avocado Toast
A sweet version of the classic avocado toast with sliced strawberries and balsamic vinegar. to try!
Avocado honey toast
A perfect idea for cold winter days. This toast is enriched with lots of honey and nuts and why not, if you like, also add a good bit of cinnamon.
Children will go crazy if you bring to the table the most beautiful avocado toast full of colored fruit cut out with funny shapes. Because a banana washer can become a flower, a kiwi a heart and a carambola a star. Sbizzarritevi! As a base you can use simple avocado pulp blended with honey or brown sugar, or a mousse prepared with avocado, melted chocolate and coconut milk.