I had never had avocado before either until I began the "diet" and others told me to try new foods
. When I don't have time to cook it's easy to put together a quick salad..plus it gives me a chance to take in some raw vegetables and greens as an alternative to steaming them. The avocado will help you get some more calories in with your salad...plus it adds a great flavor to it (and is a good alternative for those avoiding salad dressings)! I can't really describe the taste...it's a bit of a nutty flavor to me. If you dont have a food processor..you can always just scrape out the avocado over your salad, which works out just as well for me. The recipe you listed sounds interesting. What I would suggest is making a list of recipes/foods you want to try and trying them out one by one. I did this...and thats what recently brought me to trying avocado. Once I found out what the taste was like...there were foods that I figured would make a good combination with it...thus giving me a new quick meal to eat. Next on my list is kombu noodles
. I may try these with my meal of fish that I have once a week or so since they are said to go well with seafood.