Although the formative years of my childhood were in Southeast Missouri, my twenty-somethings were spent in sunny California. During my time in California, I became spoiled with the abundance of gorgeous fruit AND an avocado tree in the backyard of the property where I lived. I ate avocados in every form imaginable, but one of my favorite ways to consume the buttery goodness was in a Tuna Stuffed Avocado.
The mere size of this avocado takes my mind back to the beauties growing in that backyard with the ocean just a ridge away. Of course, given my age, I was too preoccupied and immature to truly appreciate the convenience of a food tree producing delicious avocados, rip for the picking.
I can picture it now…me, my dog, and the avocado tree!
I have since moved to Western Kentucky and matured considerably, but am still reminded of those adventurous days in California every time I buy one of the large organic avocados at the grocery store. I bring it home with anticipation of how I will use it and change my mind a dozen times before it is eaten. My choice today was a Tuna Stuffed Avocado.
There is no need to post a recipe here, because you know how you like your tuna salad. Personally, I prefer lots of crunchy things like celery, nuts, apples, etc. Once you have made the tuna salad, halve the avocado and remove the pit. Season both halves with salt and pepper then load with a generous scoop of tuna salad. Serve.
Now, what could be easier?
The word from the past that comes to my mind about this menu idea, is “groovy!”
Do you have memories from your past that is conjured up by a food item? I would love to hear from you, so leave me a comment below and share your memory food.
Hope you enjoy!