Friday, March 4, 2011

Avocado And Cherry Open Sandwich

We were leaving for vacation in a few days so it was time to empty the fridge. There wasn't much food left. I noticed one avocado still laying on its side in the produce bin, leaning over a clear bag with just a few cherries left inside. I placed them on the counter. Hmmm, would it work? The avocado and cherries together? Starting with the perfectly ripe avocado, I sliced through the thin firm skin, around and through to the stone inside. The creamy meat was spooned into a shallow bowl, where I mashed it with the tines of a fork. Glancing over at the deep crimson cherries I started to think how they'd be used. No, I thought, the cherries just won't look right mixed in.  Their beauty will be hidden. . . they'll be a garnish!  


And that is how this open sandwich was created:


This is just an easy mixture of avocado, diced shallot, small as to not overwhelm the avocado flavor, a little salt and pepper, squirt of fresh lemon and chopped cherries.   I toasted slices of a French loaf, brushed with a little extra virgin olive oil.  

Simply fresh and delicious.

8 comments:

  1. That looks wonderful--I am thinking Romaine Wraps w/ your yummy filling!!
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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  2. Such a creative combination of flavors! I love everything you put into this so I'm betting I'd love it all mixed together as well. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  3. Wow, looks so simple to create, and so delish to eat. I love meals like this :)

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  4. great looking sandwich. I make this combination but I used to blend it into a paste; yours looks juicier

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  5. A very unique idea to combine avocados and cherries, sounds so delicious!

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  6. Simply fresh and delicious is perfect! I love it when fresh food like this is just right together.

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  7. Thank you all so much. You would never know, seeing as I have a blog, that I'm shy. But I am! Anyway, I'm catching up on my responses to everyone's wonderful comments. It was such a weird experience just seeing what was left in the fridge and creating something. The sandwich was actually very good. So fresh and the tart cherries livened up the avocado in a surprising way. I'd definitely make this again. And maybe with a little cheese next time?

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