By far, the award for trendiest and most popular produce of 2015 AND 2016 goes to avocados. I've seen so many Instagrams and Snapchats about avocado toast and most recently, the avocado rose. I mean, I totally understand the hype though! If you're a huge fan of avocados like me, putting it on toast with a dash of crushed red pepper flakes and a drizzle of honey, will have your taste buds dancing around and thanking you! So, I thought it be appropriate to show you how to recreate the avocado rose right at your own home. It's super easy peasy, takes less than 5 minutes, and will surely impress any guests you may be making this for. Let's get started!
Cut your avocado in half. You're only going to need one half of the avocado. Peel that half and lay it down flat on the cutting board. TIP: Choose a ripe, yet hard avocado. Will make for an easier time to cut it and arrange it into a rose! My avocado above, actually ripened a bit too much.
Start to very thinly slice the avocado.
Fan out the thinly sliced avocado pieces in a row. Fan it out as much as you can, in a straight line to get a more detailed and intricate rose later on.
Start to curl in one end of the row, and continue to warp the entire row of slices around the center. The avocado slices stick together very well, so don't be afraid of it falling apart!
Depending on how much you fan out your thinly sliced pieces, your rose shape and look of it will change. Just mold it a bit with your hands after curling it into a rose... and viola, it's done! How easy was that? Top the rose on to some toast with other garnishes, and you're good to go! TIP: You can also make roses with other fruits as well, like plums, strawberries, bananas, and more! It's the same concept. Hope you enjoy and let me know how your roses turned out!
Photography & Styling by: Ji Yeon Kim