Monday, August 1, 2011

Avocado Tostadas

avocado black  bean tostados

It's been raining avocados.

Last week a man we barely know gifted us with a huge bag of these pears. Unfortunately he ran off before I could marry him.

Most unfortunate agreed my husband.

Almost everyday for the last month someone (bless 'em) has given us an avocado and I've been eating slices of buttery pears daily. A thick, crusty, hops bread with a smash of avocado in between is considered a good meal by me.

There is something about being on vacation that makes me want to avoid the kitchen. Meal preparation is decidedly very low key these days and luckily I have avocados to thank for that. You can prepare some very filling, no-cooking-required dinners with avocados.

Leaving me with more time for reading books, watching re-runs of House....and my all time new favourite  obsession Pinterest which I use to search out recipes of people who are spending more time in their kitchens - go figure.


Avocado Tostadas
(serves 4)
Ingredients

1 ripe avocado
8  tostada shells (from the supermarket)
Black bean, Corn salad with Lime Vinaigrette (recipe here)

Method.
Make salad the night before. Warm tostadas for about 7 mins in a 350 degree oven. Slice avocado and smash with a fork. A lumpy mash is just fine. Spread on to the tostadas. Top with black bean salad. Serve with a tall glass of frosty, cold, lime juice.


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24 comments:

  1. I wanna try this one on weekends and it's easy to cook. Thanks for sharing it. Cheers to me!

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  2. What a cheerful, bright, and summery dish! If that doesn't chase away even the greyest of dull days, I don't know what will.

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  3. Amazing - I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

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  4. Good Gawd, that's a bright and festive dish! I've love to sink my fork into it.(Your crackling humor made me howl, BTW.)

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  5. LOL I laughed out loud at the first three paragraphs-you are too funny :P

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  6. Lovely food Photography, love your style. Happy to follow you :)

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  7. Simple and beautiful. Such a great dish.

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  8. I love avocados, too, and your photography is beautiful.

    A also gave your blog an award, so please stop by my blog to accept it. Thanks.

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  9. Anything with avocado is good. Looks delicious.

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  10. Send me some avo my way... No.. Actually, Send me the man who sends you the avo! lol

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  11. beautiful photo that looks delicious :)

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  12. The bright yellow color of your avocado flesh really stuns me. I love them too. Very creamy and filling. Have you ever baked with them? I've read somewhere folks acutally use avocade as a butter substitute in biscuits. So interesting.

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  13. ur pictures always make me want to reach in and pluck whatever's on the plate and eat it...and ABSOLUTELY love zabocas; it's too bad we get the little small ones up here. whenever my parents visit, they don't eat them because they "are not real pears - i doh know what that is!"

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  14. ah, house. what a character (although wilson's my favorite). :)
    this is a phenomenal dish--if someone were to gift me with multiple avocados, i'd definitely be tempted to marry him!

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  15. one word "DAYUM" those tostados look deeelish!

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  16. Just the kind of food I m craving after lots of restaurant food I ate whole of past week..That avocado looks beautiful and fresh ...so kind of your neighbour!

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  17. Love those colours..so nutritious!

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  18. These tostados look amazing! I love avocado, you just can't go wrong with it and the flavors in this dish are intoxicating~! Yum, you have me craving this now and that is not good for a pregnant girl

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  19. Just the prefect meal i am looking for now and that photo of avocado.. can't take my eyes off!

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  20. Stevie I've never baked with them but I do think they are great on bread and crackers as a butter substitute

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  21. Tanvi-this wasn't our neighbor just a guy who had done some work for my husband. It was so random we barely know him.

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  22. Kitchen Belleicious I would imagine that avocado is one craving that you could totally indulge in and it would be good for you and baby:-)

    @SSO awww thx for the compliment. Those shrivel up pears State side are wierd to me too.

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  23. Looks absolutely delicious! :)

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