Sriracha kissed almonds and Avocado sandwich


Sriracha kissed almonds and Avocado sandwich

When two exotic ingredients like Sriracha sauce and avocado get together in a sandwich, you know you cannot go wrong with it. What a treat to your taste buds…. the bold spicy flavor of Sriracha, the nutty taste of almonds and to balance it all, the creamy texture of avocado! Try this for a week end breakfast or an easy mid week dinner. It is perfect!

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Ingredients:

1 cup of raw almonds

2 tbsp of Sriracha sauce

1 tbsp of Olive oil

Heat the oil in a small pan. Add the almonds in and gently begin to roast. About halfway through ( 5-6 mins) when the almonds are getting toasty, slowly add in the Sriracha sauce, watching carefully to not drown the nuts in the sauce or they will get too soggy. They just need to get a gentle drizzle of the sauce. Roast for another 5-6 minutes. Let it cool and store it for later use for a multitude of purposes!

For the sandwich, all you need is to mash up some avocado, drizzle salt and pepper. Toast the bread (with butter to a golden brown color is even better!). Spread the avocado evenly onto both slices, slide in the toasted almonds, add some extra fresh pepper if you can take the extra dash of heat. Enjoy!

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Avocadoh!


I had always known avocado as butterfruit. Even though i had never tasted it i knew i wouldn’t like it. I had seen avacado only in “juice shops” in India and thought it would just be a vegetably juice. All this changed one day when the family was on vacation to a homestay in Coorg. I had this amazing salad which was smooth textured and melted in my mouth. I asked the hostess of the homestay what it was and she graciously shared the recipe! Excited about a new find, i emailed my sis about this incredible salad that i had eaten. She replied saying what i had eaten was guacamole and butterfruit was the same as avocado and she made it at home all the time in the US!

I then that tried butterfruit milkshake..oh i cannot begin to describe that rich buttery smooth texture of the shake and the amazing color of it! 🙂 It became my favorite evening snack at office.

Having come to the US and to the tex-mex land no less, i have eaten avocado and guacamole in a lot of forms. The guacamole has its own variations here ranging from just mashed avocado to the most flavorful ones you can ever find. I have my own favorite version of it here.

Ingredients :

2 avocadoes

1 tomato

1 onion

Juice of one lemon

1 Jalapeno, de-seeded and

finely chopped

salt to taste

I learned the art of cutting an avacado from a lot of cooking shows on TV. You slice right down till the middle of the fruit and holding it in your hand you twist the fruit side ways where the cut is. One half comes away clean. Using a knifescoop the seed out of the other half.

Mash the avocado in a bowl. Finely chop the onion and tomatoes. Add all the ingredients to the avocado and mix well.

Enjoy it with your favorite tortilla or corn chips or eat it with rotis/chapathis like i did!