Friday, June 24, 2011

Avocado Relish

Holidays get over too quickly if you ask me.  A holiday can be for a week or a month – it still gets over to quickly.  We cannot make holidays last forever because then they would not be “holidays” but just “normal” days.  I especially like that one month before the holidays – the purchasing of gifts, the packing, the anticipation and the excitement.  And for some reason that one month before the holidays lasts like forever.  However, it is still an interesting time and the countdown towards the D-Day – the Holiday – begins.

So we now have another 3 weeks before our vacations to India.  I have already started the little purchases and am already checking where we would visit, what we would do and how we could spend our time best.  So it is like the prelude to the vacations.  We have already been planning to visit a few places in India with the family.  I would really like my children to see the real India.  Being brought up here they take a lot of things for granted and every time we go back home, they realize that what they have is not the norm but a privilege.  My children also go for some short arts and crafts courses, or sports or computer classes in the summer while on vacation over there.  It is the only time they get to learn and indulge in something other than academics, and they like it.  It also gives them an opportunity to be with the locals and somehow with sign languages they get by.  Besides all this, there is the usual eating outside, shopping and movies like all vacations.  Can’t wait for it already – 3 weeks more – here I come India.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serves 4


3 ripe and firm avocados
1 medium sized yellow onion
2 medium sized red tomatoes
1 green chilli
½ cup fresh coriander leaves
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Peel and chop the avocado into small squares.  
  2.  Peel the onions and chop and keep aside.   
  3. Tomatoes should also be cubes.   
  4. De seed the chilli and chop into very tiny pieces.   
  5. Chop coriander leaves and keep aside. 
  6. In a large bowl, mix all the above ingredients.   
  7. Add the salt, olive oil and lemon juice and serve immediately as a starter or a salad.


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