Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Speaking of Avocados.......

Okay, so I'm a little in love with avocados! This idea is similar to yesterday’s post, but with a slight twist.

Guacamole isn’t just for chip-dipping anymore. Try it as a sandwich filling and instead of an appetizer, you’ve got a meal!

Three ripe avocados
Three Roma tomatoes
Lemon juice
Salt and Pepper
Fresh cilantro
Red onion (optional for this recipe)

1. Spoon out the avocados (To make guacamole, you would mash the avocado, but cut into chunks for this one)
2. Dice tomatoes
3. One-two tbsp lemon juice
4. A dash of salt and pepper
5. A half handful of fresh cilantro, chopped (I strongly recommend adding this. In my opinion, it makes the recipe.)
6. A half handful of diced red onions (optional)

Mix it all together and spread it onto one slice of toast to make a sandwich. Add a slice of cheese for more flavor and texture. To round out the perfect summer-fresh lunch, add a bowl of fresh berries! Yum!

Cheers, Jeannie


  1. I love avacadoes too. And they are great brain food for the wee-ones so I try and feed it to the twins a few times a week!

  2. Love Avocado!!

    Here's an awesome salad for other avocado lovers:

    4 granny smith apples, cubed
    4 celery sticks, chopped/cubed
    4 avocado pears, cubed
    2 hard boiled eggs (or more), cubed-like :)
    1/2 lemon, two wedges
    pine nuts (optional)
    black pepper

    combine apples and celery, squeeze one of the lemon wedges (helps keep apples from going brown and adds zing)
    toss in avocado and hard boiled eggs
    squeeze in second lemon wedge
    add salt and pepper to taste
    sprinkle with pine nuts and serve

    i change it up sometimes adding dried fruits (dates) or sprinkle some gorgonzola cheese and use walnuts instead of pine nuts... have fun with it!

    i also add however much avocado my heart desires :)

    i like to think of it as a lighter alternative to potato salad :)