Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Avocado Vitamin Appetiser from Ibiza Land & Sea

Abrams’ October release, Ibiza Land and Sea, 100 Sun-Drenched Recipes by Françoise Lefébure of Les Terrasses Finca restaurant is a feast for the senses. Just paging through the book, looking at the beautiful photos of bright blue skies, clear water, and delicious food, as well as people enjoying it, will make you want to drop what you’re doing and head straight for this tranquil island in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. Each recipe presented — preceded by a charming note from the author — is fairly simple yet with complex results, every mouthwatering photo tempting. There were so many recipes that I wanted to try — hello, chocolate macaroons! — but an aging bag of avocados beckoned, so my first recipe was the Avocado Vitamin Appetiser. Being more of a savory than a sweet person, I found this a wonderful way to start my day. It is a bowl of flavorful freshness with a bit of a kick (I substituted pickled jalapeño juice for the water — wow!), and will be enjoying this again and again. If you have no current plans to head to Ibiza, bring the food to you by way of this delightful and inviting book, and do yourself a favor and give this recipe a try. 
Avocado Vitamin Appetiser
Slightly adapted from Ibiza Land and Sea

1 ripe avocado
1 English cucumber
2 spring onions
1 celery rib
1 handful flat parsley
1 Granny Smith apple
4-5 rocket (arugula) leaves
1-2 tablespoons water or juice from
Melissa’s Pickled Jalapeños 
Juice of one lemon
Olive oil*
Freshly ground pepper
Mixed organic seeds such as
linseed, sunflower, sesame, etc. (optional)
Basil leaves for garnished, if desired

Peel and cube the vegetables, chop the parsley, apple, and rocket, and put everything into a blender or food processor; blend. Add a little cold water or jalapeño juice. Chill for one hour.

Just before serving, stir in the lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

 Pour the gazpacho into bowls (I used ramekins) and decorate with mixed seeds and a few basil leaves. Drink this vitamin-loaded brew at any time of day, or serve as a starter along with a salad.

*I did not use

If you like your avocado soup a bit spicier, you might want to try this version.

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Disclaimer: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book by Abram Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I am a member of the 2018-2019 Abrams Dinner Party.


Rustown Mom said...

Both of those sound intriguing - I would live to get a more high powered blender and add more veggies into my life by making smoothies to enjoy on my way to work in the mornings. Avocado is one of my FAV things in the world.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Je suis certaine que tout est saveur en plus des vitamines !

Gros bisous 🌸