Serve this mold as a salad, cut into serving-sized pieces and arranged on lettuce or as an appetizer in a ring mold accompanied by salty, crispy whole-wheat crackers.
for Lunch or Dinner
Time to prepare: 20 minutes
| 1/4 cup cold water
1 package unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup boiling water
1 large avocado, peeled and pitted
1 1/2 Tbs. lemon juice
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. chili powder
1/8 tsp. hot pepper sauce
| Place the cold water and gelatin into blender or food processor with steel blade in place. Mix until gelatin is thoroughly moistened. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the boiling water and process 10 seconds. Add avocado, lemon juice, sour cream, salt, chili powder and hot pepper sauce. Process until smooth and creamy.
Brush small ring mold lightly with vegetable oil. Pour in mixture. Cover and chill until set, 2 hours to overnight.
To unmold, dip quickly in warm water. Slide butter knife in on one edge to release vacuum. Place serving platter over mold and invert. Garnish center of mold with lettuce leaves and lemon wedge and serve as a salad or with crackers as an appetizer.