Sometimes you just want to stay in your hostel, eat dinner, chill out and go to bed by 9 pm. However, if your hostel doesn’t have a kitchen this isn’t always possible. You end up going out for dinner often with new hostel friends, your quiet night can quickly turn into a loud one. Sometimes you can quickly run to a street stall and grab a quick and cheap bite to eat – but you can’t do that in your track pants, and it usually involves shoes – the opposite of a comfortable cosy meal.
Two nights ago I and my new hostel friend were very much in need of a night in, stuck in a place without a kitchen we quickly improvised and came up with this quick and satisfying meal that you can whip together with no plate needed. The only thing that you need is a knife of some description. I always travel with a Swiss Army knife for occasions just like these, one of the best presents I have ever received.
What’s more this delicious Avocado Salsa looked decidedly festive – especially sitting next to our hostels Christmas tree. This may not be the best festive dish for those of you in the northern hemisphere… but I know a few southern hemisphere people who would appreciate this, especially if you add in some prawns!
This meal is great for a snack for many people or a simple quick dinner or lunch for one or two people – eat as much as you like!
Festive Avocado Salsa with Tostada’s Recipe
- 2 large avocado’s – must be ripe
- 2 tomatoes
- 2 limes
- Tostada’s or corn chips
- Pinch of salt
- (Chilli is also a great thing to add if you feel like a bit of spice)
- Half your avocado’s and remove the stones
- Thinly cross hatch the avocado and then run the knife around the edge to separate the meat from the shell
- Chop your tomato as finely as possible
- Divide your tomato into each of the avocado halves
- Mix together with the juice of half a lime for each half an avocado and salt
- Either dip your corn chips in or scoop out onto your tostada
$20 Quetzal’s = $4 AUD
- 1 knife
- Use the avocado shell as a bowl
- I used a plastic bag to cut the tomatoes on
- Slicing up some cucumber is a great way to break up the tostada’s – it dips well
- If you can’t find tostada’s grab some unflavoured corn chips instead
- Use the avocado skin as your bowl – it looks trendy and saves needing a plate