|AVOCADO, ALLIGATOR PEAR
ALLIGATOR PEAR SALAD
2 alligator pears
The alligator pear, or avocado, is now available in all markets at very reasonable prices throughout the greater part of the year. Cut each pear into six pieces, giving wedge-shaped sections, and if these are too large, cut each section again length- wise. Peel and arrange wedges on beds of lettuce leaves. Either French dressing or Russian dressing may be used, but the fruit is so rich that French dressing is preferred by most people.
6 California avocados, peeled & pitted
1-1/2 White onions, chopped
1/2 Cup Cilantro, chopped
Juice of 2 Limes, or to taste
1 Small Zucchini, pureed
6 Tablespoons Olive oil
6 Chiles serranos, finely chopped
Salt to taste
2 Large Tomatoes, chopped
1 Green onion, finely chopped
2 Chiles serranos, finely chopped
1/2 Cup Cilantro leaves
Totopos (crispy fried tortilla wedges)
Put avocados in a glass bowl, mash them with a fork. Add onion, cilantro, lime juice, zucchini, oil, chiles, and salt. Mix the ingredients thoroughly to form a puree.
Put the avocado pits in the guacamole to prevent darkening. To serve, spoon the guacamole into a flat bowl, and decorate with tomato on one side, chiles, and cilantro leaves in the center. On the other side, place the totopos.