Apparently, I've been preparing avocado all wrong. Usually, I just smash it up for a little tasty guac, but foodie Colette Dike makes art with avocados. She's seriously amazing with the little fruit, and here's why.
1. On Toast, with Pesto
Are you kidding me right now? I just cut it into thin slices and smack it on toast, while she's made something pretty enough to give as a Valentine's gift.
2. Pomegranate & Pickled Ginger Guac
Again, I just smash mine up into guac, and it looks nothing like this masterpiece.
3. Symmetrical Sammies
These sammies bear the iconic avocado shape, but they're so tastily topped, I can barely recognize them.
4. Avocado Bun
What's that inside this "burger"? Goat cheese, sambal... and a yummy-looking avocado "bun." Unreal!
5. Avocado Cake
This is almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Pass me some chips.
6. Another View
This is just a top-view of that amazing avocado cake. My birthday is in May, in case you're wondering.
7. With Sweet Potato Fries
I never would have thought to try sweet potato fries with avocado, but that swirl isn't just there for looks.
8. Quail's Eggs
These are so pretty, I don't care that they're stuffed with soft-boiled quail's eggs (not my favorite). Who knew food could be beautiful?
This avocado truffle, with goat cheese stuffing and bacon crumble, won't be replacing my favorite chocolate treat anytime soon, but ... I really want to try it!
10. Tiny Swirls on Toast
She says this is for Sunday morning, but this is too pretty to only eat one day a week.
11. Slices on a Sammich
This may not look as unreal to you as it does to me, unless you, too, have struggled to slice an avocado. No matter how sharp my knife, or how firm the avocado, my "slices" end up as "mush."
12. Avocado Fries
Move over French fries, forget sweet potato fries: avocado fries are here.
13. Summer Salad
Okay, now she's just showing off, because if I can't slice an avocado, I sure can't make it into a lovely ribbon.
14. Tall Stack
That's meatloaf on the bottom there. This just looks divine.
15. Pita Pizza
I would eat this for lunch (and possibly dinner) every. damn. day.
16. Avocado "Egg"
That's black quinoa, which I didn't know existed til now, and which I now must try, stat. Apparently, Lauren Conrad loves this, too.
17. Green Smoothie
While most green smoothies get their color from kale, this one's made with (you guessed it) avocado. Yum!
Which of these gorgeous green dishes are you dying to try? To see more of Colette's creativity, follow her on Instagram at @fooddeco.