NATTALIE MEET AVOCADO--->I'm not sure how it took me 20 years to introduce myself to what could quite possibly be my favorite topper, compliment to a meal, fixin', snack or you-name-it, but the AVOCADO has become just that.
In the RURAL bliss that I live in, often is the case where we're DINNER GUESTS. HERE'S WHY: We're COMPACT with no kids, we're MOBILE as we're always seemingly available and sadly, and more recently, for the sheer fact that we currently don't own a DINING ROOM TABLE (quick fix for this + new project to come with my next post) Seemingly, we've become a hot commodity in our community!
THE GIFT~We can't come empty-handed? So, what can we offer over and above the standard bottle of wine or dessert or hostess gift? Why not consider one of these casual appetizers that are super easy on the prep time and only use a few ingredients. These recipes has definitely become fan favourites in my circles.
Try one out this coming weekend + let me know how it/you fared....
AVOCADO + FETA BRUSCHETTA
3 avocados sliced in small wedges
1 package crumbled/block feta
2 french bread loafs
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup oregano (fresh)
Peel and remove pit of avocado, cut into halves and then cut into smaller bite size pieces. Add crumbles of feta to equal cut avocado. Mix avocado in with feta, drizzle olive oil on top along with oregano, mix together. On serving tray, surround avocado + feta mix with french bread slices. (Thanks KIM---this is your hand-me-down)
AVOCADO + BLACK BEAN SALSA
1 red onion
2 cobs of corn (seasonal)
3 vine tomatoes
1 can black beans
1 tsp. cumin
2 tbsp. olive oil
sugar + salt to taste
Chop avocado, onion, corn and tomato (smaller the better) + add in black beans. Prepare cumin, olive oil, sugar + salt in separate bowl. Mix with salsa. Add tortilla chips and you're good to go!