Monday, September 23, 2013

Avocado-Feta Salsa

Yes, you read that right - Avocado and Feta together in a salsa.

It's fabulous!

Start here:

Avocado, tomato, red onion and cilantro. Chop it all up.

And then add a bit of this:

Throw in some garlic and a bit of oregano, and then mix it all together with a splash of olive oil and some apple cider vinegar (or red wine vinegar - whatever you have handy).

And here's the hard part.

Refrigerate for 2 to 6 hours.

*tap, tap, tap*

And then it's good to go! You can eat it with tortilla chips, pita chips, or.....

Twice-baked Zucchini Rounds! 

Take one of those big zucchinis - you know, the ones that were hiding in your garden until they're gargantuan size and you don't know what to do with them - and slice a few 1/4" thick rounds.

Cover both sides with olive oil, and bake on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes or so at 375°. Then take them out of the oven and top them with your favorite combo. I used the Avocado-Feta Salsa. Stick them back in the oven and broil them for a few minutes, or until the cheese starts melting.


I had a few of these for lunch with my Salmon with Garlicky Spinach (recipe here). It was a low-carb extravaganza!

And last week I put the salsa on my hamburger - now that was delicious!

Okay, I know I need to give you the official recipe:

Avocado-Feta Salsa
(originally from

1 plum tomato, chopped
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
2 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1 clove garlic, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
1 teaspoon oregano
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon vinegar (apple cider vinegar, or red wine vinegar)
2 Tablespoons crumble feta cheese

Mix together gently. Cover and chill for 2 to 6 hours.

And we'll end up with a few Thatcher pictures. I'm out of town this week and really missing this guy!


  1. Oh my stars, this looks easy, delicious, and can't you just see it on tiny buttered-and-broiled bread rounds as an appetizer?????

    Wonderful!!!! But the puppy pics, oh my heavens, they'll keep me coming back for more because I love me some puppies!!!!!

    Stinkin' cute fellow!

    Jan, my family will sing your praises when I try this! Beth and Jon are huge fans of anything with avocado and they'll think I did it just for them.

    :) You and I will know the truth!!!

  2. Ooooh -- that last picture looks like he's woofing -- "Mom -- when ya coming hoOoOOoOOOOme?" And the other pics -- oh to have the abandon of a dog. Does Thatcher realize he has a fan club?

    I have an avocado sitting on my counter right now and I was wondering what to do with it. Thanks for inspiring me! And great zucchini tip too, though I fear the squirrels ate all mine. :-(

    1. He does look like he's playing with abandon, doesn't he, Kav? LOL I just love puppies!! (when they're not chewing up shoes and stuff). :)

  3. Jan, this looks amazing! I'm a huge avocado fan, and so glad they're good for you. The photos are gorgeous. Just shared them on Pinterest!

    Love that last Thatcher photo!! He's the cutest thing ever. Although, I did just have the grand dog visit for the weekend, so I'm still a little partial to my own guy. :)

  4. YUM!!! This looks delish, Jan! I can hardly wait to try it.

  5. This is great. One of the best tricks I learned is to put your tomato in a bag and squish it into bits for bruschetta. I wonder if it works for this!

    Yay, more Thatcher!

  6. I'd have to make double I think 'cause I dont think I can make it and not eat it for 2-6 hours!
    cute doggy but Wynter's my sweetie! :-)


  7. This looks delicious! I'm a fool for feta and a fan of avocados so I would definitely eat this. Not sure about the zuke rounds but. I could try!

  8. I love fried zucchini rounds. And fried green tomatoes. Does that count?