Chocolate avocado pate that I have been meaning to make for years. She first posted it in 2008 but luckily reminded me of it in her suggestions for 40+ Sugar-Free Sweets for Valentine's Day. Suddenly there I was with ripe avocado (with a spoonful taken out of it) and chocolate. All I lacked was orange. Which is where the lime stepped in.
I also bought some gorgeous small wine glasses at an op shop recently. We took in a bag of donations and walked away with a bag of purchases! I rarely drink wine these days. I fell in love with them. So I justified the purchase by dreaming of filling them with something like chocolate mousse or fruit parfait.
Sylvia gamely tried some, didn't freak out when I told her that the mystery ingredient was avocado, and kept on eating. It was too rich for her to each much of it. She guessed that cranberry was the slightly sour fruity flavour. Close but no candy. She was tasting lime.
My only problem with the mousse was what to call it. Ricki called it a pate but you don't eat a pate from a glass. It was like a mousse before I chilled it and more like thick soft fudge once cold. I am not up on the chilled desserts lingo. So I am sticking with mousse. But I agree with Shakespeare that a rose by any name would smell as sweet! Sometimes it is better not to sweat over nomenclature. Just eat it!
- Kimmy of Rock My Vegan Socks for Healthy Vegan Fridays #34.
- Jac at Tinned Tomatoes for Bookmarked Recipes, a monthly event where bloggers share bookmarked recipes they have made.
- Gluten Free Fridays #129 which is run by Vegetarian Mama.
- I am also sending it to Kerry Cooks for the Extra Veg blog event that is overseen by Fuss Free Flavours and Utterly Scrummy.
Chocolate lime avocado mousse
Adapted from Ricki Heller
serves 4 (or more)
1 small ripe avocado
3 tbsp maple syrup
juice of 1 medium lime
150g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
Blend avocado, maple syrup and lime juice. Melt chocolate and add to avocado mixture. Blend until smooth. Spoon into small glasses and chill in the fridge.
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