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).



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  • Arrange lettuce on a platter. Halve avocados lengthwise, then peel and pit. Slice avocados lengthwise. Place slices in a bowl. Add lime juice and salt; gently toss to combine. Arrange avocado slices over lettuce. Top with onion and tomatoes, and sprinkle with pepper.