I can’t give up avocados.

Not just yet. Last week my life changed with a simple little sandwich of whole grain bread + avocado + parmesan – broiled and topped with a fried egg. Thanks to reader Kelli for the suggestion – it is a combination worth trying!

But as much as I loved that sandwich, I needed something new and I had been wanting to combine basil + avocados for quite some time now. Originally I set out to make a avocado inspired pesto, but the feta cheese in the refrigerator caught my eye and I decided that it would be the perfect addition to the spread.

It turned out to be a very tasty addition.

The spread is delicious and so very versatile – it was delicious eaten with crackers and veggies and was just as scrumptious on a burger, I imagine the same would be the case on a sandwich.

Basil & Feta Avocado Spread

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 10 minutes

 

Ingredients (2 cups)

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

Smash avocado.

Stir in basil, feta and onions.

Season with salt & pepper.

Serve with crackers, veggies, on a sandwich or as a burger topping.

Powered by Recipage

annaem

lately i’ve been…(iii)

1.  going back to blonde 2.  seeing best friends! 3. eating the following salad: greens + avocado + tomatoes + parmesan + balsamic vinaigrette 4. working lots 5. having dim sum nights at home (via Trader Joe’s frozen aisle) 6. seeing more best friends! 7. featured on June Ruby 8. yogaing, spinning and hiking 9. taking

Read more…

avocado

favorite ways to eat avocados

(source) I’ve been doing some (delicious) experimenting with avocados lately. The health benefits of avocado are wonderful ones: lots of fiber, potassium, vitamins C,K, folate and B6 so they are something that I like to make sure I’m eating on a regular basis and I find it can satisfy me in a way similar to

Read more…

recipes for egg salad, egg salad recipe, egg salad recipes, recipe egg salad

cucumber & basil egg salad

I have always loved a good egg salad. I mean, I absolutely love eggs so it is only natural for me to love them in every form. When I came across a recipe for a Cucumber-Basil Egg Salad on the epicurious app (do you have it? you should!) it just sounded like my new favorite

Read more…

green

green living inspiration

This Sunday is Earth Day, have you heard? Do you celebrate or acknowledge the holiday? I will be working all day, but when I was a kid we used to go pick up trash along the side of the road that we lived on. I grew up in the country and people throw out trash

Read more…

SONY DSC

daily eats: 4.18.12

Last weekend we had good friends in town and we had a BLAST! We ate great food (Umami, Lisa Vanderpump’s SUR and our neighborhood favorite Basix Cafe), went out on the Sunset Strip (Chateau Marmont, The Standard, The Hollywood Den) and then I needed to detox. I throw around the word “detox” a lot, but

Read more…

SONY DSC

add this: leafy greens

Most of us know that we should be including green leafy vegetables in our diets, but we may not know the what, why and how behind them. A combination of greens is best, so while kale is my absolute favorite, I make sure that I’m getting a wide variety of all of them (and additionally a

Read more…