Avocado Gelatin Dessert with Berry Puree

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on January 29, 2014.

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Ingredients:

Avocado Gelatin Dessert with Berry Puree

  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime-flavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 fully ripened avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • Extra avocado, berries, lime wedges, lime peel and/or citrus segments for garnish (optional)

Berry Purée

  • 1 cup blackberries or strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Directions:

In bowl, prepare gelatin following package directions; stir in sugar and lime juice. Chill until mixture is the consistency of egg whites, stirring occasionally. In food processor, place avocado; add gelatin mixture; process until smooth and creamy. Spoon mixture into six 2/3-cup molds or 1-quart serving dish; cover and chill until firm. Quickly dip molds into hot water; turn out onto serving plates. Serve with Berry Purée, and optional, diced avocado and lime wedges. Makes 6 servings.

Berry Purée:
Process 1 cup blackberries or strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon lime juice until smooth. Strain into small cup; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including optional garnish):
170 calories, 7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g sugar, 3 g protein

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