Preparation time: 20 min.
Chilling time: 2 hrs. to overnight
Serve this mold as a salad, cut into serving sized pieces and arranged on lettuce or as an appetizer in a ring mold accompanied by salty, crispy whole wheat crackers.
For 4 salad servings or 8 appetizer servings you will need:
1/4 cup cold water
1 pkg. unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup boiling water
1 large avocado, peeled and pitted
1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. chili powder
1/8 tsp. hot pepper sauce
Lettuce leaves and lemon wedge, optional
Tips: For larger servings than 8, make the recipe twice as most blenders or food processors cannot handle larger amounts.
1. Place the cold water and gelatin into blender or food processor with steel blade in place. Mix until gelatin is throughly moistened. Let stand 2 to 3 min.
2. Add the boiling water and process 10 seconds. Add avocado, lemon juice, sour cream, salt, chili powder and hot pepper sauce. Process until smooth and creamy.
3. Brush small ring mold lightly with vegetable oil. Pour in mixture. Cover and chill until set, 2 hrs. to overnight.
4. To unmold, dip quickly in warm water. Slide butter knife in on one edge to release vacuum. Place serving platter over mold and invert. Garnish center of mold with lettuce leaves and lemon wedge and serve as a salad or with crackers as an appetizer.
For 8 servings:
Double the ingredients and pour in a 4-cup ring mold.
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