One of the most tactile fruit on the planet, avocado is a staple in our home.
I could go on and on about how mouthwateringly delicious its creamy flesh can be or how it enhances every meal, but to be honest, it's not what you came here for. You want some quick, easy, lazy ideas what to do with avocado, so here goes:
Just cut it in half and eat it alongside a scrambled or poached egg with a drizzle of garlic and chilli oil and a sprinkle of grey salt, for breakfast or lunch
Mash it, mix it with lemon juice, salt, pepper, a crushed garlic clove, some mashed tomato, virgin olive oil, a pinch of chilli flakes and a pinch of oregano, thyme and turmeric for a quick, no frills guacamole to spread on spelt crackers for a fast pick-me-up
Mash it with some organic sunflower oil - tastes like chocolate, honest!
Go all old-fashioned and fill each half of a ripe avocado with marie-rose sauce and cooked peeled prawns - YUM!
Cut it up into small cubes, mix it in with grapes, blueberries, bananas, orange and grapefruit cubes, drizzle some lemon juice and cinnamon over the lot, toss and eat - repeat!
Mash a whole ripe avocado and mix well with a raw egg yolk until smooth. Apply to face and hair. Frighten the postman by answering the door in that getup. Leave for 15 minutes. Let your dog lick it off at will. Alternatively rinse with tepid water and enjoy gorgeously soft skin and silky hair.
Grow an avocado tree from the stone. Takes time and effort but it is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. And it looks very pretty to boot.