Mr. Webster, I stand corrected, finally…some 20+ years later.
It was my senior year in high school when I told you that we had a tree in our yard that grew large avocados the size of eggplants. You crossed your arms, tilted your head, cocked your eyebrows, rolled your eyes, and sighed in utter disbelief. The more I insisted, the louder the sound of your sigh; the greater the shake of your head; the more you tried to shorten the conversation that was clearly going nowhere in your mind. In a tacit agreement, we never spoke of it again. I suppose it was understandable, you were used to the tiny and wrinkly Haas variety and I’m sure you meant no offense. You were, after all, one of the “cool” teachers that we all liked. But, I must admit, I was a wee bit irked that you had not believed me. Of course I graduated and moved on, but each time I sliced into a golden-on-the-inside, creamy and eggplant-sized avocado, I thought of you and hoped somewhere along the way someone had a chance to introduce you to this BIG, HUGE, GIGANTIC or, as my French speaking toddler would say, GI-GAN-TESQUE avocado. Because, Mr. Webster, they’re not only enormous, they’re also delicious. 🙂
Mom, thanks for shipping these simply delicious, creamy and buttery avocados all the way from sunny South Florida!
Webster’s Avocado Salad
If you can only get Haas avocados, that’s fine; any variety of avocado will work. This is simply an amazingly tasty salad that’s great as a side dish or to top almost anything, with any avocado. See my Daal Makhani as an example.
2 avocados, sliced to your preference
1 tablespoon or more olive oil
fresh juice of 1-3 limes
flaky sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
In a bowl, toss avocados with olive oil, lime juice and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning to your preference. Eat alone or use it as a topping to enhance your favorite dishes.