Dining Guide | Avocad-Oh Yeah! 7 Hot Avocado Dishes in Scottsdale
Avocados are all the rage right now, smattered and smashed on toast, but there is so much more to be done with this glorious fruit. With elevated levels of monounsaturated fat and Vitamin E, soluble fiber and folate as well as potassium, incorporating more avocado about twice a week can help to fight against heart disease and lower your blood pressure. When the craving hits, dig into these seven insanely delicious avocado dishes around town, minus the toast.
Avocad-Oh Yeah! 7 Hot Avocado Dishes in Scottsdale
Breakfast Kitchen Bar | Chicken Avocado Salad
15147 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 480.361.6698
If salad is your mid-day go to, avocado is a perfect accompaniment due to its dense nutritional profile, the chicken avocado salad at Breakfast Kitchen Bar is a great option. While avocado typically takes a supporting role, when combined with chicken and the light and fresh flavors of cilantro, lime juice and a lemon vinaigrette there’s no denying who the star of the dish is here!
Diego Pops | Guacamole
4338 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 480.970.1007
Avocados are synonymous with guacamole and there are so many versions and varieties around town, you’ll find it on just about every menu. One of the most spectacular versions is the guacamole at Diego Pops. The fresh clean flavors of avocado, orange and lime juice matched with blistered jalapeno pepper and a sprinkling of cotija take a simple dish to a stellar level.
Pita Jungle | Avocado Hummus
14858 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. | Scottsdale | 480.949.7482
Avocados are high in potassium, which is believed to help reduce blood pressure. The new avocado hummus combines the best of two worlds; perfectly garlicky protein packed hummus and creamy, rich avocado. This mash up is good for your health and tastes like a dream. Whether you use flatbread, veggies or a protein of choice as your delivery vehicle, you’ll be delighted by this classic re-imagination.
Tanzy Restaurant | Tuna Crudo
15257 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 480.483.3255
Ditch the toast and enjoy your avocado in Tanzy’s tuna crudo. This bright, in color and taste, dish features avocado that gets tossed together with heirloom tomatoes, yellowfin tuna and a punch-packing Calabrian chili pesto. The rich and creamy avocado cool the heat of the pesto while playing up the subtle buttery flavors of the tuna. Its an explosion of flavor not to be missed.
The Mission Old Town | Aguacate
3815 N. Brown Ave. | Scottsdale | 480.636.5005
When you’re on a quest for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, alcohol is typically something to avoid. If you allow yourself a sip now and then you won’t want to miss the aguacate. This unique and refreshing avocado margarita is an incredible combination of flavors. The smoky flavor of mezcal, sweetness thanks to agave nectar and the tartness of pressed lime along with the unique flavor from the avocado create an eye opening craveable cocktail.
Tommy Bahama Restaurant | Ahi Poke Napoleon
15205 N. Kierland Blvd. | Scottsdale | 480.505.3668
Tommy Bahama’s takes a traditional dish and gives it’s a new look with their Ahi Poke Napoleon. The ahi tuna is artfully plated within layers of creamy guacamole, crispy flatbread along with capers and sesame seeds. All the components come together and provide great texture contrast.
Toro Latin Restaurant and Rum Bar | Grilled Avocado
17020 N. Hayden Road | Scottsdale | 480.585.4848
Sometimes the simplest things are the most treasured and the grilled avocado at Toro is the definition of delicate simplicity. The expertly grilled avocados have the perfect amount of char while still maintaining their creamy texture. A combination of corn salsa and pico de gallo blanket the avocados and add a slight complexity of flavor and texture. The citrine undertones and sharp bite of onion help to add depth and interest without over-complicating the dish.
There are lots of great way so to enjoy creative avocado dishes, minus the toast! Have you had a stellar avocado dish around town? Let me know about!
This article, written by Taryn Jeffries, was originally featured in the July 2017 issue of Scottsdale Health Magazine.
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