Avocado Chévre Spread

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Spreads, tapenades and sauces can turn a good dish into something extraordinary, and many take only a few minutes to make. This avocado-chévre spread is wonderful on salmon or serve it on crostini with some fresh black pepper.


  • 2 medium avocados, scooped out
  • 5 oz of soft goat cheese (chévre)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 4 or 5 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 finely minced garlic clove
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Toss it all in the food processor and blend until smooth. Season with black or white pepper to taste.

Some tips on cooking salmon:

  • Look for a filet that is of a consistent thickness throughout.
  • Heat your pan to med – med-high with just a touch of olive oil.
  • Turn your filet skin-side up and cut 1/2 ” slits in the skin spaced at about 1″ apart so heat can permeate evenly. Rub salt and pepper into the cuts; insert lemon wedges into some of the slits as well.
  • Place the filet in the pan skin-side down for exactly 4 minutes. You can read the color of the meat from the edge. When the color has lightened about 3/4 of the way through the filet, flip it. Cook on the second side for 2 minutes. Don’t keep flipping back and forth. Be brave and patient.

Serve your perfect fish with this fantastic avocado-chévre spread and have a delicious  and healthy dinner in about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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