Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Baked Avocado & Grapefruit

I know - weird combo, right?
One of my friends blogged about trying out this combination (although her avocado was "grilled" - but I don't have a grill!), and although it sounded a little strange, it sounded really yummy too!
And guess what - it WAS!


Baked Avocado & Grapefruit Yumminess
(makes 2 servings)


INGREDIENTS
- 1 avocado (slightly hard) 
- 1 grapefruit
- 1 red or yellow onion (thinly sliced)
- soft goat cheese 
- brown rice (cooked - great use for leftovers)
- balsamic vinegar
- Braggs Liquid Amino Acids (or soy sauce)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Slice the avocado into 8 even strips lengthwise, and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet (I just sprayed mine down with PAM).  Place in the oven and cook for about 5-10 minutes (flipping once). 

Meanwhile, cut the grapefruit into bite-sized pieces, and remove the separations (between the pieces).  If you don't have the patience for this, that's okay! ;)  

Put about 1/2 to 1 cup of brown rice on each plate, then sprinkle with a small amount of Braggs or soy sauce.  Top with the thinly sliced onions, then the grapefruit.  After removing the avocado from the oven (it should be slightly browned on each side), cut them into bite-sized chunks and top over the grapefruit.  Sprinkle everything with the Balsamic vinegar, then top with a small amount of goat cheese. 

The combination of sweet / savory / salty was utterly divine!  I can't believe I just said that, but it really REALLY was!! :)  Yummy + healthy = happy Beth.

3 comments:

Kendra said...

This salad actually looks pretty good! It is a strange combo.

Here's a recipe you might like:

http://thespottedfox.com/food-and-recipies/on-the-table-black-bean-croquettes/

I made them last night and really thought they were great! We paired them with avocado slices and a fresh salad. Let me know what you think if you give them a shot.

Ms Vibrant Quitter said...

Dude, you just have to come shopping with me. - Stacey

Beth B said...

Kendra - WOW!!! Thank you so much for introducing me to that blog - I absolutely LOVE their recipe page! OH, and that black bean croquette recipe sounds absolutely delicious. I can't wait to try it. Thank you!!

Stacey - anytime, baby! ;) Sometimes I don't know what I'm going to come up with 'till I'm there making it, but that's kind of the beauty of it all!