My daughter told me awhile ago about James Beard’s “Poor Man’s Butter”. She has used it as a delicious healthful spread, instead of butter.
(From James Beard’s site: “In Spanish, avocado butter is called ‘mantequilla de pobre’ – poor man’s butter. It was used as a spread or added to dishes to give the soft texture and rich flavor of butter in pre-Hispanic days when there were no cattle, and therefore no butter.“)
Poor Man’s Butter-my variation of Jame’s Beard’s recipe:
- 2 ripe avocados
- 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
- 2-3 tablespoons lime juice, lemon juice, or wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper, to taste (for no-salt, use Benson’s Tasty Table)
Mash the avocados and add the tomatoes, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover with plastic wrap if not using immediately. Make sure that the plastic clings to the top of the avocado butter so that it doesn’t discolor.
I got excited when I recently read about using avocado on corn on the cob, along with lime juice! Sounded like a great idea! And fresh corn is in season. In reality, it didn’t work so well. Although delicious, the avocado fell off the corn. It makes more sense to have an avocado-butter that will smear on easily and cling to the corn. Tom and I loved the combination of flavors and textures. It’s a definitely delicious treat! Delicious enough to have it again today. And so easy.
Easy Corn On The Cob:
- Husk the corn and remove the silks.
- Wrap the corn in Stretch-Tite.
- Cook in the microwave on HIGH for 2-minutes.
- Let hot corn “sit” for 1-minute.
- Unwrap and eat!
- Mash avocado.
- Add lime juice to taste.
Smear “butter” onto the corn. Sprinkle Tasty Table, a delicious all-natural spice blend on the corn. Eat and enjoy!