• Ingredients: 32
  • Serves: 8
  • Prep: 40 min
  • Bake: 2 3/4 hr

Avocado mousse with papaya tomato relish with special equipment: 8 ramekins. To make this avocado mousse with papaya tomato relish for 8 persons you will need 40 min for preaparation and 2 3/4 hr for baking.


For mousse

For relish

  • Special equipment: 8 ramekins

Assorted topping options:

  • Shaved Parmesan, dry jack or Gruyère cheese
  • Fresh, creamy goat cheese, at room temperature
  • Roasted red bell peppers, home-roasted or bottled, cut into thin strips
  • Prepared tapenade
  • Oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, cut into thin strips
  • Capers, drained
  • Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced, or halved, seeded, and diced
  • Fresh basil leaves, cut into fine julienne strips or left whole
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Thinly sliced prosciutto
  • Anchovy fillets packed in olive oil, drained
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

For dipping sauce

  • Special equipment: 2 large baking sheets; large saucepan or large nonstick skillet with tight-fitting lid; metal or bamboo steamer

For tomato coulis

For assembly


Make mousse:

  1. Step 1 Quarter, pit, and peel 2 avocados. Purée avocado quarters with 1 tablespoon lemon juice, vitamin C, and salt in a food processor until smooth.

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  2. Step 2 Sprinkle gelatin over milk in a small heavy saucepan and let soften 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring, until gelatin is dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes, then remove from heat.

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  3. Step 3 Halve, pit, and peel remaining avocado. Cut into 1/4-inch dice and toss with remaining teaspoon lemon juice in a small bowl.

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  4. Step 4 Beat cream in a bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until it just holds soft peaks. Fold in avocado purée gently but thoroughly, then fold in diced avocado.

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  5. Step 5 Spoon mousse into ramekins, smoothing tops. Cover surface of each mousse with a piece of plastic wrap, then cover ramekins with plastic wrap.

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Make relish:

  1. Step 6 Whisk together vinegar, sugar (to taste), salt, and pepper in a bowl until sugar is dissolved, then stir in tomatoes, papaya, onion, and tarragon.

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  2. Step 7 Unmold mousse by running a knife around edge of each ramekin, then invert each onto a plate, discarding paper.