Don’t believe all those people who tell you the avocado is a vegetable, because it’s not. It’s a fruit just like mangos, pears, tomatoes, chiles, and apples. It just happens to pair well with some vegetables like lettuce, especially in salads, so that’s why people think it’s a veggie. It’s one of my favorite fruits, along with mangos and peaches. This article of mine details the botany, history, and spicy avocado recipes and has been read by more than 21,000 people on the Fiery Foods & Barbecue SuperSite. Read “Avocado Madness!” here.