Hip Hip Hooray for avocados!!!
Just because it’s the middle of fall doesn’t mean that we can still eat the worlds most perfect food. Wait, is it still considered fall? Or are we into winter? Who knows. Seasons don’t exist here in LA. But avocados are still all over the market and I couldn’t be happier.
okay, well maybe if I lived in an avocado grove and could pick avocados daily, then I might be happier. But let’s be realistic here. Anyways…. I made you guys some crostini. Crostini piled high with goat cheese, avocado and prosciutto. It was the right thing to do. And like I’ve said before – I’m ready for some holiday parties and these would be great appetizers because they are low stress, easy to make and totes delicious. In fact, I basically ate all of these when I made them. Okay, who am I kidding. I ate them all. Thomas didn’t even know they existed until I started editing photos. It’s one of the hazards of my job. What can you do?
A few weeks back I headed down to PMA Fresh Summit – a big giant fiesta with lots and lots of producers of fresh produce. It was a tad overwhelming because I wanted to eat everything in sight! There was food from all over the world and it made me want to grab my passport and hit the airport for some new adventures. I got the opportunity to meet and speak with Jorge and Adolfo from the Chilean Avocado team and it’s basically been decided that I need to get myself to Chile immediately. Not only do they produce tons and tons of my favorite food in the whole wide world, but it’s basically produced on the opposite schedule as the avocados grown here in America. So I’ve decided to live down in Chile for half of the year. Seems reasonable right?
After speaking with Jorge and Adolfo, I was inspired to whip up a new avocado recipe. Something easy and not super complicated where the avocado really shines through. Thus the Avocado Prosciutto Crostini came to be! I added a thin layer of a pesto infused goat cheese on the bottom just for kicks. And it’s the holidays. And who doesn’t love goat cheese. In fact, my goat cheese guacamole is one of my favorites!
So without further ado… let’s make some Avocado Prosciutto Crostini!