Food & Drink

Avocado blue cheese spread

2 ripe, fresh avocados, halved, seeded and peeled4 ounces Roquefort or similar blue cheese, room temperature2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice4 dashes hot sauce1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperSalt, to taste

Makes 4 servings.

In a large bowl, combine avocados with blue cheese, lemon juice, hot sauce and pepper. Mash with a fork until mixture is thoroughly combined. Taste and season lightly with salt, as the blue cheese can be salty.

Use with the Grilled Skirt Steak Sandwich recipe below, or on crackers, crusty bread or other sandwiches.

Nutritional information per serving: 222 calories; 19 grams fat (6.5 sat, 9.3 mono, 1.4 poly); 21 mg cholesterol; 529 mg sodium; 2.5 grams fiber.