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Posted by: Bobbier, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 2:54am
When I was a 100% Raw Vegan, one of my favorite things to eat was a Kale salad It called for lemon, apple cider vinegar, red and yellow bell peppers, red onion, cumin, garlic sea salt, spicy chili peppers, and avocado. I LOVE this salad. I want to make it again but avocado's are an avoid and apple cider vinegar. I could just use the lemon only and be okay but what of the creaminess of the avocado? Any suggestions for an alternative?
Posted by: md, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 3:26am; Reply: 1
http://www.foodsubs.com/Avocados.html
Posted by: AKArtlover, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 3:30am; Reply: 2
:)
Posted by: Bobbier, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 3:40am; Reply: 3
Thank you md!! I will try the pureed peas and see if that works. YAY!!! I love this forum!!!
Posted by: md, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 4:05am; Reply: 4
I hope it works for you!  :-)
Posted by: Possum, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 4:09am; Reply: 5
I love avocados but they - along with most other fruits/vegs in the latex related allergy camp - soooo do not like me ::) :(
Never thought about substituting pureed fresh peas in a salad ;) Good suggestion ;)
Posted by: san j, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 5:48am; Reply: 6
I'm looking at the alternatives offered, and I'm thinking: It depends upon what you're missing about those avocados! None of those would work for me, because what the avo is providing there is: FAT. And these others are giving you fiber and/or starch...
I think you need to find an oil source that will satisfy you there. Or at least I would. :-/
And - by the way - that salad looks very, very nice. :D
Posted by: Patty H, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 2:06pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Bobbier
When I was a 100% Raw Vegan, one of my favorite things to eat was a Kale salad It called for lemon, apple cider vinegar, red and yellow bell peppers, red onion, cumin, garlic sea salt, spicy chili peppers, and avocado. I LOVE this salad. I want to make it again but avocado's are an avoid and apple cider vinegar. I could just use the lemon only and be okay but what of the creaminess of the avocado? Any suggestions for an alternative?


Do you have a SWAMI?  Avocados are a neutral for me on my SWAMI but the apple cider vinegar is still an avoid.  
Posted by: Drea, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 2:28pm; Reply: 8
Ume vinegar, which is actually a brine, is listed as a neutral on my SWAMI. I use that almost exclusively on my salads. Tart, sour, and salty, three of my favorite sensations. I love a good kale salad (replacing kale leaves for lettuce).
Posted by: BCgal, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 3:28pm; Reply: 9
Furthur on Patty H's comment.  Even knowing your secretor status can make the difference.  They are beneficial for O non-secretors if you're following the O Blood Type Diet.  Since I went to SWAMI they are now neutral for me.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 3:40pm; Reply: 10
San J has a good point about the fat.  I think walnut oil, if that is ok for you, would give the pureed peas a good nutty flavor as well as fat.  Or if not walnut oil, some other nut oil like hazelnut or something along those lines.
Posted by: geminisue, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 3:41pm; Reply: 11
Maybe add a bit of your oil allowance, to your salad! You will then get the healthy fat, the avocados would have provided along with your peas.  Enjoy and do tell us, how it works out for you.  :)
Posted by: Goldie, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 6:49pm; Reply: 12
I had avocado added then taken away then added some .. so all over the place..

so  would want to know why its avoid? the fat? or the rest of it? how often would you eat it?  maybe switch on of ..

was it taste?

all different answers.. different solutions..

I can eat them as fruit.. like apples slices,

in my Swami it advises against avocado oil. so all over the place.. you be the judge..
Posted by: jayneeo, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 7:48pm; Reply: 13
I looooove avocados....but they are avoid.....I eat them now and then ::)....but I'd try almond butter thinned with water....(the fat factor, as per san j)..yummmmmm.
Posted by: san j, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 8:07pm; Reply: 14
I'm thinking a little lime juice with a touch of agave syrup, if you can have it, as blend instead of the the cider vinegar. Or with a splash of apple juice.
Then, instead of the avocados, oil the salad well and sprinkle toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) on it for the fat. I'd chop the pumpkin seeds so that the pieces are small and distribute crunch throughout.
I'd also like a smattering of minced cilantro on this salad.
Whaddaya think? :)
Posted by: yaeli, Sunday, February 13, 2011, 12:08am; Reply: 15
Quoted from san j
instead of the avocados, oil the salad well and sprinkle toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) on it for the fat.
I too was thinking of pumpkin seeds - for the special light green colour and the nutritional value, in the form of butter/paste. Of course they won't give the same fine smooth creaminess and the delicate taste of the avocado. I also go for the artichoke hearts.
Posted by: san j, Sunday, February 13, 2011, 12:56am; Reply: 16
Inspiration Cascade! :D

I sat down to read this thread with a little Indian snack off to the side. I had spooned a bit of raita and a bit of mint/cilantro/chili chutney onto the dish. And the creaminess of the melange hit me.
"Yogurt?" I thought. Not for the O.
So I looked up Dairy for you in LR4YT and see what's permitted you.
Believe it or not, I have a marvelous answer for you, with your other ingredients: Crumbled goat cheese. Yes. And I'd shave just a bit of jicama into this salad, too, if that's permitted you. Move over avocado: This is a splendid combination.

Goat cheese is fresh and creamy. There are very young ones with minimal taste, and I think one of these would serve you well.
Enjoy. ;) :D
Posted by: Bobbier, Sunday, February 13, 2011, 2:19am; Reply: 17
OOOHHHH Thanks everyone!!!! So many great ideas. I want to try them all. I used the avacodo for its creaminess. What I do is massage the kale and all the other ingredients together using my hands (it makes the kale nice and soft). OMG, I am getting excited just thinking about this salad (ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES). I hope some of you try it. This is an awesome salad.
Posted by: san j, Sunday, February 13, 2011, 2:47am; Reply: 18
Tell you what: You and the salad go get a room. We'll see ya tomorrow. ;)
Posted by: Bobbier, Sunday, February 13, 2011, 2:52am; Reply: 19
Quoted from san j
Tell you what: You and the salad go get a room. We'll see ya tomorrow. ;)


LOL!!! LOL I may have to.. Thats how good it is... Enjoy your evening.  ;D
Posted by: Green Root, Monday, February 28, 2011, 8:33am; Reply: 20
I'm sure there is much material here why to avoid avocado as O secretor... but anyway, that was my question. I search for very good arguments! :D

Here's one:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-storybd/m-1182102491/

Do you have others?
Posted by: yvonneb, Monday, February 28, 2011, 11:10pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from Bobbier
ll. I used the avacodo for its creaminess.


Would Tahini work? It's very creamy....use the light (in colour) one though, the other one can taste a bit bitter.

Do you shred the kale? I can't picture the finished salad  :)


Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 1:58am; Reply: 22
has any body used mamey, or zapote?
these exotic fruits are very creamy, like avocado, only sweet
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 2:04am; Reply: 23
Banana?  Banana plus tahini and lemon juice?
Posted by: Green Root, Thursday, March 3, 2011, 3:57pm; Reply: 24
Oh boy... The bitterness of dark tahini is something I like too much ;D I should (again that shoulding!) eat it smaller amounts. But I still miss avocado :D
Posted by: Mother, Friday, March 4, 2011, 1:52am; Reply: 25
I feel your pain. The only thing that comes close for me is making hummus with chickpeas(or black beans) with cilantro lime juice garlic cumin corriander and red pepper (lots of diamonds for me too)
I'm assuming you want it for a guac substitute. Though it's not the same, it sure has a great mexican flavor. i eat it with celery sticks or just dip my finger in and have at it
Posted by: Bobbier, Friday, March 4, 2011, 1:53am; Reply: 26
Quoted from yvonneb


Would Tahini work? It's very creamy....use the light (in colour) one though, the other one can taste a bit bitter.

Do you shred the kale? I can't picture the finished salad  :)




Yes I shred the Kale and chop everything else up. Then I massage the kale and the other ingredients with the avocado. YUMMY!!
Posted by: Green Root, Saturday, March 5, 2011, 9:45pm; Reply: 27
Oh boy, what a marvellous recipe! Thanks :D But no, I don't care about guacamole, just avocado itself with salads, for example.
Posted by: Possum, Saturday, October 8, 2011, 8:46am; Reply: 28
Quoted from Possum
I love avocados but they - along with most other fruits/vegs in the latex related allergy camp - soooo do not like me ::) :(

I can probably still only count on one hand, how many times I have had avocado this past couple of years...so lately after having the occasional treat of half an avo at times, without as much reaction, I had forgotten I had such a bad experience back in summer... ::)
Sooo after I ate most of an avo last night for tea & reacted...I did some more reading & figured it has to be the high sulphur level in the avo that gets to me as well??!!
I also read though, that to prevent mites, over a third of growers spray their crops with sulphur dioxide ::) :o
Maybe on odd occasions I have been lucky enough to have had avocado from one of the other growers...?! Hence my inconsistent reactions ??) :-/ Ah well; once more for the slow ones...
It is now imbedded in my mind - Nooo avocadoes!!!!
I can certainly think of an alternative to avocadoes??!! Clearer skin!!!! ;)
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