Avocado Tomato Melts and Spicy Lemonade

June 24, 2012

Eating cold lunches is almost like not eating lunch at all. At least to me. But I do have my limits and slaving away over a hot stove on a hot day is not within them. When I snuck out of yard work early this weekend, I knew I had to come up with something good for lunch. Delicious yet easy and no slaving over a stove. These Avocado Tomato Melts were the answer – blistered avocado wedges, runny warm tomato slices and melty cheese layered onto bread that’s crunchy on the ends and soft in the middle with leftover huevos rancheros beans. Plus a cold glass of Jaljeera Juice, or Spicy Lemonade as I explained to Surya.


Together, they did the trick. Jaljeera Powder is a blend of Dry Mango Powder, Cumin Powder, Black Salt, Black Pepper Powder, Dry Ginger Powder, Mint Leave Powder, Ajowan Powder, Gooseberry Powder, Citric Acid (Acidulant), Refined Palmolein Oil & Asafoetida. To make this unsweetened version of desi lemonade, fill a pitcher with cold water, ice and lemon juice then stir in a few heaping teaspoons to taste.  Enjoy cold!

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Shirin June 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Those melts look delicious and super easy!

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nithya June 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Shirin, totally easy and delicious. Recipe over here at Half Pint Gourmet http://halfpintgourmet.com/recipe-avocado-tomato-melt/

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Stephanie July 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I’m going to have to try this with leftover beans. Tomato, avocado and cheese melts on Matzah have been our family’s Passover Survival Kit for years now! I don’t like hot avocado myself, so mine either gets slipped under the melted cheese or added to the top.
When I was nursing, having it on bread was the best (read: only) think I could manage between feedings…

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