Monday, August 1, 2011

5 ways to eat an avocado.

confession: i. love. avocados.! my love for avocados started about 2 years ago [around the time we moved to california] and i keep thinking i'll get sick of them one of these days, but that love is definitely still going strong. i eat them with my lunch almost every single day, and last week i documented some of my favorites....

01. fresh grape tomatoes from my neighbor's garden, spooned avocado and shaved parmigiano-reggiano cheese.
02. egg and cottage cheese omelette with sliced avocado.
03. leftover quinoa, sun-dried tomatoes and cubed avocado.
04. kale greens [i love the crunch!], sliced avocado, shaved parmigiano-reggiano cheese, with a lemon-olive oil dressing.
05. mashed avocado and raw milk gruyere cheese on top of heirloom tomatoes.
*salt and pepper were added to all of these.

i love the simplicity of all of these meals, and if i had to choose which lunch was my favorite....it might have to be #03. sun-dried tomatoes get me every time. any other yummy ways to eat an avocado that i should know about?? :)

35 comments:

  1. ...and all of them looks delicious!
    loveeeeee your blog!
    lila

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  2. YUM! I cannot wait to try these ideas!!!

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  3. Ah, I love avocados, too--they make even simple things seem so fancy!

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  4. mmmm.

    i love them too.

    it's only 10:30 here and now i'm starvin' marvin. thanks a lot. :)

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  5. I started eating avocados fairly recently too however we (also) moved to California about a month ago, and I've been eating them non-stop! They're so creamy and delicious, I'm definitely going to try some of your ideas!

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  6. One of my favorite ways is almost half guacamole and half tartine. Mashed avocado with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and a squeeze of lime, spread on crusty toast. So good!

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  7. good thing i read this as i was wondering "what should i have for a snack today?"

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  8. Yum! Wish I could reach through the screen and nibble on plate #5 :-)

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  9. i love avocados too, but i totally have a curse. about 90% of the time i buy them something is seriously wrong and they have a bad taste... i finally realized that avocados from costco are somehow always good, consistently. what's up with that?

    love this documentation.

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  10. It's nice to know that someone else share's my love for avocados! Definitely going to have to try a few of those recipes this week. And at our house, we sometimes count 00 as a recipe as well. ;)

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  11. oh oh oh my goodness.

    I just started to like avocados this year, and I love the freshness in these pictures.

    so pretty and yummy.

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  12. I have a weird relationship with avocados, but I add them to things all the time (in tiny diced form to avoid the texture/get the healthy benefits). I recently made a salad with quinoa, mango, and red pepper and added avocados...it was insanely delicious.

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  13. PS: Try slow-roasting the grape tomatoes in the oven with a drop of balsalmic (+ salt and pepper). It'll change your life.

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  14. Sweet pictures. I love avocado as well, try it with grilled cheese! And to answer your comment, I love peter pan-collars. I'm addited to collars of any kind.

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  15. This looks like it could be out of Real Simple Magazine. I love it! And I also love avocados! Yum!


    Notes She Wrote

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  16. Yummy, I love this! I loved avocados after I started eating sushi! And now I love guacamole! Maybe I'll have to try all these dishes!

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  17. you know what else?
    On grilled cheese!
    OR! spread onto toast with some garlic, sea salt, cracked pepper and fresh parm. DELICIOUS

    I'm hungry.
    I'll have to try some of your suggestions!

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  18. yum! option #5 seems so good - but i would happily eat them all! i wish avocados were locally grown in gerogia too!

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  19. I love the new blog layout!!! So pretty!!! And I LOVE avocados - thanks for sharing all these yummy meal ideas!

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  20. one of my favorite foods in the whole world. number 5 looks delicious!

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  21. love your blog, your grateful lists, your outfits, and your fabulous photos!

    and that chair you found in palm springs makes me want to head there right now and start thrifting.

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  22. This is so cool. Love avocados and your blog! What cute ideas.

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com/

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  23. Avocadoes are definitely one of my favorite foods, and my mouth is now watering after reading this post! Yum! Is it lunchtime yet? :)

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  24. LOVE Avocado! My husband used to own a pizza restaurant... one of the specialty pizzas was my absolute favorite! It had olive oil for sauce, mozzarella cheese, sliced tomato, garlic, chicken and then after you cook it, cold sliced avocado on top. So good!

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  25. I love avocados, too! ♥ I usually eat them mashed, mixed with milk and some sugar! Yum!

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  26. I adore avacadoes! I eat them with anything and everything.

    Your blog is super cute :)

    Rosie xx
    Just Listen

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  27. avocados are my fav. here in ecuador they get GINORMOUS

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  28. All great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. you need to try creamy avocado pasta. http://ohsheglows.com/2011/01/31/15-minute-creamy-avocado-pasta/

    seriously! it's delicious!

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  30. In Brazil avocados are sweet. They are used in desserts, ice creams and milkshakes (it's an acquired taste, I think, I'm used to eating it as a savory fruit myself).

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