Being an avocado lover in this beautiful country that is Australia is not always an easy thing. We sure know that avocados are a precious source of healthy fats – which help reducing levels of bad cholesterol – , potassium, lots of different vitamins and its creamy texture is just plain delicious… and yet, I can’t get myself to pay $3 to $4 per avocado. I really don’t consider myself a cheapskate (Solal would even say that I’m a bit of a spender, although I totally disagree!) but having to pay that much for only one fruit is just plain ridiculous in my opinion. Especially when I would be perfectly happy to eat one a day. I just don’t get why it’s so expensive. It’s produced locally, there’s no big traveling involved and it’s the same price all year round, so it doesn’t have anything to do with seasonality. The only explanation I can think of is that Australia is a rather small and isolated market, there’s not a lot of competition and most companies allow themselves to overcharge everything they sell (from food to internet plans and everything in between), just because they can.
Wow, I can’t believe I’m actually grumbling on my blog about overpriced avocados. Sorry about that! I must really be addicted to the stuff! I wish I had an avocado tree in my (non-existent) garden, that would solve all of my problems 🙂 If anyone has a good tip on cheap avocados in Sydney, please let me know, I would forever be grateful! Anyways, I still buy avocados in Asian grocery stores (everything tends to be a bit cheaper in Asian stores) or when they’re on special because…a life without guacamole would be pretty depressing. And then, how could I make these delicious smoked salmon and avocado toast? Avocado + salmon is a perfect combo in my book and this easy lunch will hopefully brighten your day 🙂
Cal: 311 - Protein: 15g - Fat: 10g - Carbs: 41g - Fiber: 5.4g - Sugar: 2.4g
WW Old Points: 6 pts - Points+: 8 pts
- 2 sourdough slices (or your favorite bread)
- 1/2 ripe medium hass avocado
- a pinch of paprika
- a handful of spinach (about 12 leaves)
- 8 cucumber slices, with peel
- 2 smoked salmon slices
- Toast bread slices.
- Roughly mash avocado with a little paprika and spread on toasts.
- Top with spinach, cucumber and finish with smoked salmon. Serve immediately.
It would make a perfect lunch served with a salad on the side.