Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Avocado Margherita

I love avocados, even if I seem to be alone in that love in my household. This recipe is one of my favorite ways to prepare them.

  • Avocado - halved and pitted (I also peel mine, but you don't have to)
  • 2TBS diced red onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh tomato
  • 2 TBS fresh basil, shredded (can substitute 1 tsp dried basil)
  • 2 thin slices of mozzarella
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
Oil a small bread pan. Place the avocado halves into the pan and sprinkle with a tiny bit of olive oil. Place the garlic, tomato, onion, and basil into halves. You can pre-mix these first if you want. Cover the avocado halves with the mozzarella slices and bake in a 350F oven until cheese is melted, and golden brown if you like.

Serve them warm with salt and pepper.

They are hearty, tasty and filling!