The avocado is known as a "pear" in Jamaica, and has also been called "poor man's butter." Those grown on the island have a smoother, lighter skin than Hass avocados, but the texture and the flesh are similar. There, avocados are most often served peeled and sliced with a morning meal or a sweet snack. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).
Trying to work meatless meals into your routine? A pot of hearty, healthy beans makes a satisfying dish -- and leftovers for tomorrow. Use them in Black-Bean Burgers with Pickled Onions or Cheesy Tortillas with Black-Bean Puree.