Just to let you know, I’m not Irish but I do tend to like GREEN things a lot. Especially when those green things involve avocado. So let’s talk a bit about my quest for making an avocado rose again, shall we?
I tried repeating this craft today because I thought, you know what, it might be nice to photograph an avocado rose as part of this recipe which I totally made up as I went along. (That’s the usual state of affairs that go on in my head on a daily basis – improvise)
I sliced up my first avocado and it was a total disaster. It looked exactly like an avocado…..that was sliced. Then, I tried to do that twisty turny thingy that I’ve watched people do on YouTube and you know what happened next? Nothing. It looked like a twisty turny bunch of nothing.
I tried slicing the other half and took more care and time constructing the so called rose. This is what transpired next. ↓
Does this look like a rose to you or a crab?
Maybe that’s what I will go for ….how to make an avocado crab. Ya, that’ll work right?
I will have you believing that I can make a rose out of an avocado but I can also make other fabulous shapes and characters as well. In fact, I could become an avocado artist. Is there such thing? Could I make a living at that?
Probably not, but I bet I can make money doing shadow shapes with my hands on the ceiling when there is only the light from my iPhone on at night. Have you ever done this? Come on. I know you have. I do a mean crocodile and a duck being chased by a snake. You should see. But then, you would have to be there with me at bedtime.
See, the talents I have go way beyond avocado roses. Waaaaaaaaay beyond. I mean really? Ceiling Hand Puppets are not easy to do.
I’m sharing a healthyish green snack with you because they are green, mini, easy and magically delicious.
“Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you”.
- 12 mini croissants, split in half
- 3 - 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley (or dried is fine too)
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 avocados, peeled and cut into small chunks
- 1 cup mache greens (you can use any type of greens, spinach, kale etc.)
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 3 tablespoons hummus, homemade or storebought
- 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
- Diced red onion, sliced almonds, pea shoots for garnish - optional
- Preheat oven to 500F - Broil Mode
- Take sliced croissants and place them on a baking sheet.
- Mix next 4 ingredients in a small bowl and brush croissants with olive oil mixture.
- Place avocado, greens, salt, pepper, hummus and yogurt in a blender or food processor.
- Pulse a few times just to blend. You want this to be chunky and not liquid in consistency.
- Place croissants under broiler for a minute or two just to get brown and crispy.
- Top with avocado mixture, garnish and serve immediately.
So happy you found me too! Xx
Von in Texas says
Yes ma’am! And your mini garlic croissant with greens looks wonderful. So glad I found your recipes! Can’t wait to try them for mother’s day. Thanks so much.
Oh my Gawd. That’s genius!! Thank you so much.
Von in Texas says
Just saw your piece about avocado roses. I don’t know if you’ve mastered it or not yet but I came upon another tool that might help you better than the mandolin and not nearly as scary. The egg slicer. I got tired of squishing avocado in my hand to slice them with a knife. Of course it only works on small avocado. But if they’re not too ripe and they fit perfect into the little “egg” curve it slices perfectly then when you flip it over just do the twisty rose thing and voila! No squishy crab thingy. Sometimes, if it’s a little too big I just push the avocado thru the wires just enough to start the slicing before I close the lid. It still comes out perfect. The trick is really just getting the avocado not too ripe, kinda soft but still firm. Hope this helps in your quest for conquering avocado roses.
rebecca | DisplacedHousewife says
Oh my gosh Debi — so delicious!!! I wish I could reach through the screen and eat them. Love this idea…the perfect appetizer or snack. I hope you are well! xoxo