Thursday, April 17, 2014

Can We Talk About This Avocado?

Vegansaurus posted an avocado/chickpea sandwich a while back, so- as a true devotee, I stopped at my local supermarket for an avocado on my way home the very same day.  This particular market is usually known to have super-ripe avocados on hand, so it's a great place to go for one when you don't want to have to wait 5 days to eat what you're craving now.  However, on this day all of the avos were marked "ripe now!" but were hard as rocks...and cold.  It took me longer than I care to admit to realize that they were frozen.  WTH?  So, I wound up getting this instead.  

 

Hailing from the Dominican Republic, just look at the size of the pit! 

in fairness, it was a small tomato

I toasted up some rye bread (this is my patented "no sweat" cooling technique),


Got to mashing,


And, voila.  I realize it ain't fancy, but it got the job done.  It was pretty tasty: kind of like chickpea guacamole.


I wouldn't have noticed that the addition of the avo was anything out of the ordinary, but I have to admit that I still love Vegenaise chickpea salad sammies the best.

5 comments:

  1. Your avo looks to be the size of a small melon! CAn avocados survive being frozen? I think I agree with you about the Vegenaise chickpea salad sandwich as the preferable option — topped with an avocado slice, to make it extra special.

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  2. Great Sandwich idea. Will I ever make it? I hope so.

    I approve the Garlic? Stuffed Olives on the side.

    Haven't seen 89 in a long time. Didn't she want to pose with the Sandwich?

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  3. I see those avocados a lot but I don't understand them! I think I am scarred from when my dad bought a low-fat Florida avo that looked like that.
    I will talk about the avocado with my therapist.
    To be clear about the bread...you toast it but eat it cold?

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  4. Andrea- good question; I've actually stopped buying my avos at that market, but I left under the impression that it was normal practice.

    The Shenandoah Vegan- Oh, those are rockets: stuffed with jalapeno and garlic! More 89 coming, I promise :-)

    foodfeud- There's a low-fat avocado? Who knew? Well, besides your dad. I try to eat the bread while it's still warm, but I can't assemble my sandwich immediately b/c of the sweat that accumulates on the plate if you lay the bread down as soon as it's been toasted.

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  5. You will see loads of massive avocados in Latin America and they are absolute beauties and don’t brown up quickly like these little ones here in the U.S. I love mashed chickpea salad - what a great idea to use them in chickpeas instead of using vegan mayo.

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