It was one of those days that I came home to a predicament: there was nothing to eat. I had exhausted all my salad ingredients and salad dressing the day before and I had one lonely boiled egg in the refrigerator, so I couldn’t make egg salad. I also had an avocado, which sounded tasty, but not quite substantial on its own. So I threw the lone boiled egg and avocado together with some other ingredients and it turned out quite good!
Begin by washing the lettuce leaves and thinly slicing the red onion.
In a bowl, add the peeled boiled egg, sliced avocado, mayonnaise, mustard, and lemon juice.
With a spoon, mash up the avocado while also cutting into the boiled egg and mixing the mayonnaise, mustard, and lemon juice together.
Add salt and ground pepper to taste.
To assemble: arrange lettuce leaves on a plate and top each leaf with sliced red onion. Top each leaf with a mound of avocado egg salad.
If I had some on hand, I would have added plain Greek yogurt to the avocado egg salad to replace some of the mayonnaise.
Amounts are approximate and should be adjusted to personal taste.
This was really refreshing and enough to tide me over thanks to the protein in the egg and fat content of the avocado and mayonnaise. Use any kind of lettuce leaves you have on hand, add sliced tomatoes if you have them, or put it between two slices of bread! I could see this as a dip for pita slices as well.
After a morning trip to the San Diego Safari Park (they have a new fruit bat exhibit!), we realized we were really hungry and stopped by Sublime Alehouse for a quick lunch. I was surprised that there were only two other patrons enjoying the bar when we arrived at 1PM on Sunday.
I was very conflicted between the pizzas, macaroni and cheeses, sandwiches, and burgers until I saw the Jalapeno Popper sandwich under the Grilled Cheese heading. The Grilled Cheese sandwiches at Sublime Alehouse are more akin to paninis, as the bread is coated with parmesan cheese before being grilled and achieving golden brown grill marks. The Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese had jalapeno slices with seeds removed and was bursting with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bechamel sauce. While the parmesan crust made the crust crispy, the bread was thick enough to stay soft. The jalapenos didn’t give off any heat that I could feel, but gave the sandwich some additional crunch and flavor in every bite. The jalapenos went great with the cream cheese and cheddar cheese combination. The grilled cheeses come with a choice of french fries, coleslaw, soup, or cucumber salad and can be upgraded to truffle fries. I upgraded to the truffle fries for $2. The truffle fries were topped with parsley and coated with truffle oil, rendering the ketchup unnecessary. They were made to order and very well seasoned.
The Hawaiian Burger comes with a ring of roasted pineapple, caramelized onions, bacon pineapple spread, and applewood smoked bacon. The burgers are cooked to order with the buns slightly toasted. Even with the addition of toppings, the beef flavor really comes through and the patty remains juicy.
I will definitely be back to try their macaroni and cheese, beer flights, and pizza!
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