Let's Take the Party Outside - Avocado Cocktail Recipe

I live in Southern California and here, avocados are always in season. Also, we love to eat outdoors. 

Okay, so technically, the "official" avocado season is from February through September, but truly, I never have to think twice when I want an avocado for any reason. They are always in our grocery stores. 

I know. It sounds like I'm bragging. But it's just the truth. We have avocados year-round. Because California. (Don't hate.) 

My Big Fat Cuban Family - super easy and delicious recipe for Avocado Cocktail. Like shrimp cocktail but without the shrimp.

Also, because the weather is screaming "LET'S HAVE A PICNIC AND EAT OUTDOORS AND HAVE AVOCADOS," I feel like that's exactly what I want to do. (The weather often suggests to me what we should be eating, but that's not important right now.)

So, what do you think about Avocado Cocktails? I think you'd like that very much. I promise you'll be the hero of your backyard barbecue or picnic. 

Avocado Cocktails Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4-5 ripe avocados
  • 1 bottle cocktail sauce
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions

1) Slice avocados into 1 inch chunks.

My Big Fat Cuban Family - super easy and delicious recipe for Avocado Cocktail. Like shrimp cocktail but without the shrimp.

2) Put the avocado chunks into a medium size bowl and give them a squeeze of lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.

3) Add salt & pepper to taste and gently mix the avocados with a wooden spoon. You're just coating them with the lemon juice, salt, and pepper, so you want to mix as gently as possible. You don't want mush.

My Big Fat Cuban Family - super easy and delicious recipe for Avocado Cocktail. Like shrimp cocktail but without the shrimp.

4) Pour cocktail sauce over the avocado chunks and mix to coat. 

My Big Fat Cuban Family - super easy and delicious recipe for Avocado Cocktail. Like shrimp cocktail but without the shrimp.

5) Gently spoon coated avocado into serving cups. 

6) Pour another small amount of cocktail sauce over the avocado in the cups. 

7) Then give them each another squeeze of lemon for flavor.

My Big Fat Cuban Family - super easy and delicious recipe for Avocado Cocktail. Like shrimp cocktail but without the shrimp.

8) Garnish with lemon slices or wedges and chill for at least an hour.

My Big Fat Cuban Family - super easy and delicious recipe for Avocado Cocktail. Like shrimp cocktail but without the shrimp.

9) Serve cold.

10) Take bows.