Avocado is a delicious food and very versatile. Pretty calorie dense so perfect for low fuss eating. Now in season (in New Zealand at least), they are a great cheap meal.
Baked avocado and egg:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 eggs
- salt and pepper
Method: (prep time: 5 mins; cook time: 10-15 mins)
- Preheat oven fan bake to 220 degrees.
- Slice along the outside of the avocado and twist to open.
- Scoop out the stone.
- In each half, gently remove some of the flesh and set aside.
- There should still be a layer of flesh between the skin and inside.
- Gently crack an egg into each half and season with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, until egg has set.
- While waiting, eat the left over flesh and wash up.
Avocado and vinegar: – More of a side than a main but still tasty!
- 1 avocado
- Dash of brown malt vinegar
Method: (under 5 mins)
- Slice avocado in half and remove stone.
- Add vinegar to the seed pit until mostly full.
- Eat with spoon.
To make this more substantial, eat with toast.
Avocado and egg sandwich: Credit goes to iisond for this superb suggestion!
- 1 avocado
- 1 egg
- salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and maybe some paprika
- sweet chilli/tomato sauce
- 2 slices of bread, buttered.
- Boil an egg and leave to cool
- Meanwhile, butter bread and scoop out avocado.
- Add avocado to bread either by slicing or mashing and spreading.
- Peel egg, chop and add on top of avocado
- Add your sauce
iisond’s note: You can boil the eggs in advance and prepare them for a whole week to make this even quicker.
Avocado on toast: (10 mins max)
- 1 avocado
- 2 slices of toast, buttered
- salt and pepper to taste
- sweet chilli (optional)
- curry powder/paste (optional and I know it sounds weird, but it kind of works)
- Sprinkling of feta
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees on grill.
- Open avocado empty flesh into a bowl, stirring until smooth.
- If you are trying curry powder, add a little to the avocado mix.
- If you are trying curry paste, spread a little on the toast.
- Butter bread and spread avocado on top, sprinkle feta.
- Place in oven and cook until bread is crispy and avocado is warm.
- Add a dash of sweet chili and enjoy.
If you are willing to try the curry powder/curry paste, well here is a little back story:
On a holiday a few years ago, some friends and I rented a bach by the sea. One of our friends is allergic to both eggs and dairy and I am intolerant to the allium family (garlic, onion, leek etc), so our food options were quite limited. One morning, we decided to have avocado on toast and without butter or any form of spread, we decided to put curry paste on the toast instead. We gingerly took the first bite but found it was actually pretty tasty. I imagine it depends a bit on what type of curry base you would be using, as ours was rather mild.