When I first moved to US almost couple of decades ago, it truly was a cultural shock. Unlike today where every component of living can be mapped with the help of technology and social media, it was learning and adjusting every day.
For the first couple of months every day was a something first, my first ride in train, my first library card, my first attempt at driving test( no guesses for how many times I had to take a test to get my license). Thinking back and reminiscing “Everything First” days makes me so nostalgic, those days were filled with either/or excitement, triumph’s, experiments and learning. Cannot imagine how we survived without Google, Cellphones or Facebook and those expensive calls to India which were always rationed.
Come one more year I would have spent my life exactly half in India and half in US. Time did fly by very quick and I have enjoyed every step of the journey so far and can’t wait to see what is in store ahead. A part of becoming Americanized and adjusting was adapting to various cuisines. California and Bay Area in specific is a melting pot, Californian’s enjoy high quality and fresh food. The abundance of fresh produce and the ease of access make us very pampered and not to mention the Sunshine.
Today’s recipe was inspired by the fresh Haas Avocado’s at the local store. Creamy, delicious and oh so nutritious. Spread the creamy Avocado on a whole wheat toast and sprinkle with fresh pepper and salt, boy my kind of snack any time.
Very easy to prepare and makes for an healthy snack or an appetizer. Recipe was inspired by here
Ingredients Makes for about 10 mini sized Taco's
Whole wheat Tortilla's or I used whole wheat Lavash bread
1 large ripe Haas Avocado
cup of Humus, I used spinach & feta humus ( you can substitute your favorite flavor)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
flavored oil such as garlic oil
cilantro for garnish
1. Warm Tortilla/ Flat bread slightly over the pan on both sides
2. Cut Tortilla/ Flat into disks using a cookie cutter/pizza cutter
3. Slather Humus and lay a slice of Avocado on the top
4. Drizzle with garlic oil, generous Sriracha sauce, salt and pepper
5. Garnish with shredded cheese
9. Perfect bite size makes it easy to eat and serve. Can't stop at one guaranteed
This can make a perfect make your own Taco appetizer for your next party, serve multiple flavors of Humus, breads and various toppings, sauces and fresh slices of Avocado's for your guest to make their own creations.
So much healthier and better than your fried and run-of-the-mill appetizers.
Try it my dear readers and let me know what you think....