in a world of bacon, dark chocolate and, um, bacon, somehow avocado has climbed its way to the top of my “i could eat only this for the rest of my life” pile. my first taste of this glorious fruit (i know, avocado is a fruit?! fact, my friends, fact.) came when i was about 8 or 9, and my best friend’s mom made guacamole for us. it was love at first taste. the only food-related moment in my life that tops that one is the day i tried bacon for the first time (i was 15, and i swear the angels sang).
however, i didn’t expand my avocado experience beyond guacamole for the next 10 years. tragic. my family didn’t eat it, and i wasn’t about to start making my own food when my mom was perfectly willing to cook dinners for me (i was a teenager, don’t judge me). thankfully, my attitude has since changed.
today, if i can put avocado in it, i will. in my morning smoothie? check. sliced on a sandwich or hamburger? check. cubed in a salad? check. but my current favourite avocado meal has to be this one – mixed with hard-boiled eggs, a few halved cherry tomatoes and a handful of diced peppers.
you will need
1-2 hard-boiled eggs
5 cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ yellow or red bell pepper
1. hard-boil your egg(s) using your preferred method. let cool, peel and mash roughly (you’ll want it to be chunky).
2. slice the avocado open, scoop out the innards, and dice.
3. rinse and halve your cherry tomatoes. dice the bell pepper.
4. place everything in a bowl, and sprinkle with salt, garlic powder, and a few shakes of black pepper. mix.
this is a healthy, filling way to start your day. since i avoid eating grains as much as possible, i like to eat this on its own, but it would be fantastic spread onto some crusty bread (i’m drooling thinking about eating it with a few slices of baguette).
result: i’m pretty sure i could eat only this for the rest of my life and die happy.
what’s your favourite avocado recipe? i’d love to hear your recommendations!
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