Avocado is not a common fruit (or vegetable?) in Turkey, we are not so familiar with it here. Many people don’t even know its name. This rare fruit is not affordable for everyone here, it is generally more than $2 for one. Avocado has been on Turkish market for a few years, so we don’t have many recipes with it. I’ve seen so many recipes in English websites though. As a food lover and discoverer, I must absolutely try this new food! I’ve learnt from several English blogs that avocado has a buttery texture and taste, so I thought it would be a great dip when paired with cheese and spread on bread slices to serve at breakfast. We loved avocado and cheese together and thought it would make a great mezze too.
I read somewhere that after cutting it into halves, I can remove its pit by tapping it gently with a knife. It was really fun to do this. I love the sound it made when discarded. I bought dark green and ripe avocado to prepare this dip.
- 1 avocado
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup cheese of your choice (I used cokelek, something like cottage cheese)
- 3 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- salt to taste
- red pepper flakes
- Cut the avocado lengthwise. Tap its pit gently with a knife and make it hold the pit and pull the knife with enough force to discard the pit. Then scoop out its inside with a spoon and transfer into a bowl.
- Add olive oil and mix it with a fork to make it creamy.
- Add cheese, parsley, garlic and salt and mix.
- Spread it on bread slices and garnish with red pepper flakes.