Avocado Feta Grilled Cheese

I promise you all that you will be thanking your lucky stars once you make this (and tomorrow’s post – SOUP!) It’s an incredible burst of flavor in your mouth that you didn’t know was possible. I’ll be taking donations for the excruciating feat of testing a new recipe in case of any poisonous reactions and the like. Indeed, I took one for the team on this one. You’re welcome.

AVOCADO FETA GRILLED CHEESE

Naturally, grilled cheese was the first thing I learned how to make. Simple. Fast. and took 3 ingredients. Cheese, bread, and butter. Over the years I even got requests from my baby sister to make her my famous grilled cheese. I am the master. You can get really creative with it and this is what I put together. Sticking with the theme of the original grilled cheese in two ways. Keeping it Simple and Fast as well as the usual Cheese, bread, and butter. Again, you’re welcome.

What You Will Need (this serves 2)

4 slices of Bread of your choice.

1 Avocado – peeled and sliced the “hot dog way” into thin long slices.

1/4 Cup Feta cheese

2 slices of cheese – I used something similar to Swiss.

Butter and lots of it!

Tzaziki spread – here in Germany we have many different yogurt based spreads to use. I used one similar to Tzaziki without garlic. It’s a bit more of a cream cheese consistency.

How To Make It:

Heat a frying pan on medium-low heat. My stove goes up to the number 9 – I set it at 4 (If that gives you an idea.) The art of grilled cheese is lots of butter (get over it diet people) and slow cooking.

Butter one side of each slice of bread. (4 sides should be buttered – not 8..obviously)

Place the buttered side down on the heated frying pan and carefully spread a small  helping of the tzaziki spread on the non-buttered side of the bread.

Place cheese on top of the tzaziki, then avocado, and sprinkle carefully the feta cheese.

Let cook for a moment to get the cheese melted. Carefully lift the bottom to see if the bread has browned lightly. If it has, place the other slice of bread on top (butter side up) and press down lightly then flip!

Once both sides are browned lightly or to your liking, take out of pan and slice it! 🙂  EASY PEASY!

Hope you guys enjoy this one…it’s soooooo yummy!!!

Until next time, Readers!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Chicken Guacamole Tortillas

I’ve been slowing getting back into the cooking mode now that the house is more put together so of course that means, it’s time to let you in on the secrets and the mouth-watering dishes we eat!

CHICKEN GUACAMOLE TORTILLAS: Serves 2-4 (depending on size of tortillas)

Normally, I use chicken but Toblerone was hankering for steak so that’s what I did. It’s great both ways! So, I’ll explain it for those of you who use chicken, however in the pics you will see steak!

1 ripe peeled Avocado

1 small minced onion (fresh)

2 1/2 – 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice or lemon juice (I used both normally)

1 cup + 2 Tbsp finely chopped tomato

1/2 tsp salt

1 garlic clove, minced

1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

1 Tbsp minced, seeded jalapeno pepper (I use one medium size pepper and that is good for us!) 

2 cups shredded, skinless, and boneless chicken. (or of course the steak which you cut into small strips)

1/4 tsp paprika

tortilla shells (soft or hard shells)

Basically, you’re making fresh guacamole and salsa with the majority of the ingredients. To start, here’s how you make the guacamole:

In a small bowl mash the avocado. Stir in 2 Tbsp tomato, 1 Tbsp onion, 1 Tbsp lime juice, 1/4 tsp salt, and garlic. Stir gently not to mash the tomato. I normally don’t measure this out exactly. Add until your hearts desire.

And now to make the salsa:

Combine in a second small bowl, 1 cup of tomato, 2 Tbsp onion, 1 Tbsp lime juice, 1/4 tsp salt, cilantro, and jalapeno. Stir well. I think it may be something with the jalapeno’s here in Germany because they aren’t too hot but in the US my mouth almost fell off so you can omit this if you’re not into the hot stuff.


Next take the strips of meat (chicken, steak, whatevs!) and cover with paprika and work it into the meat by hand. I sometimes put a few drops of lemon juice as well. Cook the meat and voila! It’s ready for preperation!

I usually use the mini tortillas since it’s only Toblerone and I, but the large ones also work! Warm the tortillas per instructions on package. Next, place in this order on the tortilla: Guacamole, meat, then salsa.

Of course you can use sour cream if you like or tabasco sauce. The flavors are good without all the added junk so I usually leave it out.

Guten Appetit!! Tune in next time to learn how to make the best Kase Spaetzle that even Toblerone swears it’s better than his Oma’s! :-))

Until next time, readers!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Avocado Feta Salsa – A Party Favorite!

 
It’s Easter weekend! Here in Good ole Germ, everyone gets Friday and the following Monday off making it a nice long weekend! I’ve decided to pull together a team of friends for “game night.” Tobes and I will be assembling our foosball table and I’ve found the games we love to play back home. Other than game night we will all be doing adventure weekends too where we go camping or play mini golf. Just little things to get out and see the world a bit.
 
So, with every party there needs to be fun foods! One of my favorites for any party whether I’m hosting or going, I love to make my Avocado Feta Salsa. It’s so simple to throw together, great colors, and amazing taste!
 
Ingredients you will need:
2 plum tomatoes
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion ( I use half an onion because I love it)
1 clove of garlic, minced (also, normally 2 cloves for me, garlic lover here!)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon red or white wine vinegar ( I usually use Red)
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
 
How to make it:
In a bowl,  gently stir tomatoes, avocado, onion, and garlic. Carefully stir in olive oil and vinegar to be sure not to turn your ingredients to mush! Stir in the feta cheese then cover and chill for 2 to 6 hours.
 

            It just kills me how simple this is and it’s such a HUGE hit when I bring it to parties! It’s good for the vegetarians in your life as well! Bring a bag of tortilla chips and call it good! It’s simple, cheap, and fast! Just the kind of stuff I love to make!

xoxoxoxoxo