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.