Friday, 18 May 2012

Simple lunch: bagels

Saturday lunch dillemma? Forget soggy sandwiches, cheese toasties and pasties. I've got something better. Promise. It has carbs. But is has veggies too! And not just any veggies, but two which were meant to be together. Paired together, they sing. They complete each other. You get the idea. Mr Avocado and Mrs Tomato. Wait, did I just do that? Started calling veg Mr and Mrs? End of silliness.

Show me an avocado and I'll start drooling. Shopping for one is a lot of fun. Very tactile operation. It needs to be perfectly ripe. Slightly soft but not mushy. Of course you can buy an unripe, rock hard one, wrap it in a piece of newspaper and wait for a few days. Yes, technically you can. Unless you are an impatient avocado lover like yours truly. That person gently touching and feeling up every single avocado pear in the box at the supermarket, entirely focused on choosing the nicest, ripest one, oblivious to people's stares? Yup, that's me. Pervert. (by the way, if you're the same please let me know - we can start a club or something :)
Anyway, once you get your paws on a perfectly ripe avocado you're a winner. Now get yourself a nice bagel, slice it in half and toast it. Slice the avocado. Slice a tomato. Slather some cream cheese on top of the bagel, top with tomato and avocado slices, sprinkle with salt, pepper and drizzle some olive oil on top. And that's it. You're in heaven.

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