Avocado Tartare sounds fancy, looks fancy, but tastes fantastic and is really easy to make.
We love this dish for a light lunch in the summer with girlfriends, but everyone will appreciate it as an appetizer for a sophisticated summer soiree in the yard!
Mango Yuzu Sauce
1/4 cup diced fresh mango
2 teaspoons white soy sauce
1 teaspoon yuzu (Japanese lime) juice
1/4 teaspoon hot sesame oil
For Avocado Tartare
1 medium avocado, peeled and diced
1/2 cup minced heirloom tomatoes
1/2 cup diced yellow bell peppers
1/2 cup diced fresh mango
1 tablespoon fresh key lime juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
Combine all of the ingredients for your Mango Yuzu Sauce in a blender and puree. Set aside.
Next, in a medium bowl, combine the avocado, tomatoes, peppers, mango, lime juice, salt, pepper, onion and cilantro.
Toss all the ingredients together until well combined.
Evenly divide the avocado mixture among 4 plates (if serving as lunch) and top each serving with 1 tablespoon Mango Yuzu Sauce.
Tip: To recreate the look above, scoop the avocado mixture into a metal cylinder (like a deep measuring cup) and lightly pack. Then, turn it upside down onto your plate and gently tap the bottom of the container.
The avocado should slide out and hold it's shape.