If you’re anyone who’s anyone on Instagram—or one of the cool kids who follows mine—you’ve undoubtedly seen the majestic, awe-inspiring AVOCADO ROSE.
Avocado roses have become one of my little passion projects and my go-to whenever I’m looking to spice up a basic (pun intended) slice of avocado toast, deck out sweet potato bagels, or add a little POP of color & flavor to sushi bowls.
They’re an art that take a ton of practice, precision knife skills, delicate hands, and about 274294712 avocados to truly master (which, conveniently, translates into endless vats of guac).
But, lucky for you, I’m sharing my pro tips and tricks to nail ’em perfectly. Consider it Avocado Rose 101 — your step-by-step workshop to make beautiful avocado roses every time.
BOOM. Give it a shot and tag me in your creations (@BRYDISANTO).
Avocado Rose — Steps:
Image: Wholly Vegan
- Find THE perfect avocado. Seriously, avocado roses are impossible if your avocado isn’t the right consistency. They should be perfectly ripe. If they’re too hard they won’t curl and adhere; if they’re too mushy they’ll look brown and turn into a goopy mess (or guac).
- Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
- Peel off the skin.
- Slice the avocado across from end to end as thin as possible (across width-wise).
- Slide the avocado slices apart to form a fanned out straight line. Try to make this as long as possible, but all of your slices should still be connected and in-tact.
- Delicately curl the avocado around, starting with the tip. Continue to curl it around multiple times until you build a spiral.
- Gently fan the top of the slices out, so that the avocado forms “petals” and looks like a rose.
- VOILA! Season with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy.
A V O R O S E 1 0 1 as promised…plus a little bonus poached egg avo toast at the end. major key for these: use a ripe avocado (firmness has to be juuuust right like goldilocks or it won’t work). tag a friend that you wanna try this with. excuse my big head. #leanitup #1takeeverybodyknowstherules #avocado