What happens when you pair a health-conscious, vegan mother of two who has her own diet business with a husband and children who sometimes have other ideas? This blog is a chronicle of my journey to eat and live in a life-affirming way!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Avocado 'French Fries' Anyone?

Today it is a bit overcast here in New York City and I am having a craving for something warm and a bit salty. Last night my son had a lacrosse game and I made a gorgeous salad with avocado to go and I have 1/2 left over. And, I have another avocado that is going a bit soft so I am making my truly addictive avocado fries!

My kids and husband ADORE these and literally eat them up before they can barely get out of the dehydrator! And, they are so easy to make and delicious!

2 avocados
2 cups sesame seeds
Sea salt
Optional: dulse flakes or hemp

Step 1: Grind 2 cup sesame seeds and 1 tbsp sea salt (you can also add dulse flakes and/or hemp seeds if you desire). I grind them in a coffee grinder and usually make a largeer batch of this and keep it in the fridge so I have it on hand!

Step 2: Pur 1/2 of the mixture in a bowl, slice your avocado and liberally cover the avocado on both sides with the mixture.

Step 3: Place the avocado slices in your dehydrator for 1-2 hours turning mid-way through. If you have leftovers they can also be heated in the dehydrator to make a bit warm. Enjoy!

I have put mine in the dehydrator and am heading out to a bikram yoga class and plan to have them for lunch over some greens when I get home. I also might use them on a raw pizza crust (I use the Life Force raw bread but they would also be delicious atop Exekiel bread) with the Macadamia nut cream cheese, some sliced tomatoes and some sprouts when I get home for dinner tonight!


  1. Hi, Katherine!

    These sound really good! I haven't moved into raw foods yet and don't have a dehydrator, but the more delicious recipes I read, the closer I get to buying one. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Kelly (Smith) Eckert

  2. Dear Kelly,
    You don't have to have a dehydrator to make these! Just put them in the oven on low heat or even cook them in an omlet pan on the stove top (if you do this don't fry them but just spray a bit of the olive oil spray in the pan so it does not stick.) These are a great way to add protein and calcium- especially if add hemp seeds to the mixture!