Avocados are one of the most expensive pieces of produce in the markets these days. Growing up in CA I can remember the good ol’ days of getting 4-5 for $1. But it’s been years since I’ve seen anything close to those prices and now I’m paying between $1-$2 each. A moment of silence please . . .
But I’m not ready to give up this little green alien food just yet. I may not be able to whip up batches of guac for parties of 15 anymore without breaking the bank, but I can still eat my personal fill and stay on budget.
My favorite lunch in avocado, seasoned up and rolled in a tortilla. The avocado has more than enough fat and flavor to make it a substantial meal and 2-3 tortillas satisfies my carb jones, so it’ a perfect, fast, no cook lunch that costs me under $2.
I use Chili Powder, Cumin, Salt and Pepper to season my avocado and if I have cilantro on hand, I throw several leaves on there too, but most of the time, and in the dead of winter, I just used my dried spices and still get an amazing snack that’s worthy enough to call lunch. It may seem that I use Cumin a lot, that’s because I do. I love it and everyone is allowed to have their pet spices. Cumin makes in on my list of Top 5 favorite flavors ever known in the annals of history.
And if you’re really lucky, you’ve whipped up a batch of Mad Gringa Tortillas to an extra dose of foodie goodness.