Saturday, August 15, 2009

Avocado Appetiser


This "dish" is so simple that I wasn't going to post about it, but after a really lovely comment I received from someone who complimented me on my simple recipes, I have decided to! 

This is how I first started eating avocados when young...all you have to do is slice a ripe avocado in half, remove the seed, and squeeze some thousand island dressing in the centre (or on the side of your plate). Simple, yet really tasty and satisfying! It works well as an appetiiser, too. For a more elaborate and equally tasty alternative, top the avocado with some boiled prawns and voila - you have a prawn cocktail.

The hardest part about this recipe for me is getting a ripe avocado. The ones at the store are usually very hard, so I have to patiently wait for them to ripen in the kitchen before making this.

Tip: This tastes better when the avocado is chilled in the fridge. Once the avocado is ripe, stick it in the fridge for an hour or two before cutting it.

5 comments:

Marianne said...

Great idea! I love avocados and it really doesn't take much to dress them up.

Danielle said...

I'm glad I inspired you to post more! I actually cooked chicken for the first time a couple of days back because I wanted to eat the chicken + avacado sandwich you'd posted about a couple of entries back so now the only protein I know how to cook is no longer eggs (thank god, because I was getting sick of eggs). This dish looks wonderful and delicious and seems like the perfect substitute for a pre-meal salad that still uses all this dressing I've got sitting around. Thanks so much!

Claudia said...

Thanks Marianne! I love avocados too.. they are so versatile...

Claudia said...

Hi Danielle, that's really fantastic, hope you enjoyed the chicken & avocado sandwich (my fav sandwich combination!) It's great you tried cooking chicken - soon you'll be onto other protein items... like minced beef, which I find is a meat that's very easy to cook. :)

Christa Terry said...

Also tasty: fill the hole with soy sauce!