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Tuesday's Letters Eat: 'A' is for Avocado

Because we live in The Apple Isle, I desperately wanted to cook something apple-y for my first Letters Eat. But it's not really apple recipe time, it was a warm day, so I decided to go Avocados instead and a recipe that didn't need an oven or any real cooking: what a cheat!! But very good if it's 43*C, which it is in some places today. After trailing to three shops I finally found an Avocado that was not too hard, or too soft, but still not just right.  Last week perfect Avocados were everywhere.

Avocado and Tomato Salsa    makes 8 bruschetta

  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbspn red wine vinegar
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1 ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 tbspn macadamia or olive oil
  • 1 small handful of rocket. I used baby spinach
  • juice 1/2 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

Put the onion and vinegar in a small bowl and leave for an hour so the onion softens and sweetens.

Drain thoroughly and then add the rest of the ingredients and mix gently.

Serve with fish or bruschetta. I made some quick quesadilla with cheese and added some sour cream and lime wedges. I am a bit disappointed with the avocado's appearance, but it still tastes fresh and spicy. I might also add some chilli because I like things a little fiery.

Avocado salsa

Individual salsa



Delicious! I love avocados, but it can be hard to find perfect ones. Sometimes I get the hard ones and ripen them in a bag with an apple, but it takes a day or two, so there is no instant gratification! I am so hungry now that I've looked at your pictures!


oh the fabulous avocado. god i love them, so great with everything. this made me kinda hungry too! but i am back at work and nothing is open. sad face. can i come to your place maybe?


Delicious! Bruschetta is one of the few times I am happy to eat raw tomato and yours looks delish! Hurrah for A!


Not a post to read when it's past lunch time and I'm starving. It does look lovely though, and will use up some of our home-made red wine vinegar.

Rose Red

Hmmm, perfect avocados are like perfect outfits - you can only find them at the shops when you aren't looking for them/don't need them.


Avo's and tomatoes, yum! Can't go wrong there. Will be giving this one a go with some grilled fish for dinner, perhaps tomorrow night, providing I can find that elusive perfect avocado as well.

I'm making a guess the B will have berries - being summer and all.




Your post reminds me of Sarah's, with the lovely recipe. I am getting vicarious pleasure reading about how hot it is there, that you don't want to turn on the oven. In the northern hemisphere, there are too many photos of soups & stews to ward off the winter chills! :)


You've inspired me, after my nap I am going to frog the socks I started this morning and make Hermione's Everyday Socks instead and then go get some avocoados and tomatoes to make salsa, yummo!



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