It’s May and the sun is making an appearance, so here I’m bringing to the table a bright & light dish! This works really well as a weekend brunch, a weekday lunch, a starter or an appetiser at a dinner party. It’s pretty versatile too, you can play with the flavours as you wish, oh and did I mention it’s healthy?! Think juicy pan fried on-the-vine tomatoes, zingy lime infused avocado with a hint of chilli. Take a look at the recipe if you fancy making these beauties, it’s below the photos 😉
If you’re wondering about the beautiful ceramic tableware I’ve used in this shoot, wonder no further! They are handmade by London based ceramicist Melisa Dora, you must take a look at her website & Instagram! The feel of her ceramics are lovely to touch, delicate & the perfect weight. The glaze has been applied so neatly and feels really smooth. Watch this space, there’ll be more recipes featuring Melisa Dora’s ceramics coming very soon!
Photography & Recipe: Emma Harrel Photography
Ceramics: Melisa Dora
1 ripe avocado, two sprigs of vine tomatoes, 1 clove of garlic finely chopped, 1 red chilli de-seeded & finely chopped, 1 large spring onion finely sliced (I used the dark ends to garnish the dish), the juice of half a lime, 2 of the vine tomatoes sliced finely, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of oregano, your favourite bread sliced and toasted.
1/ Heat the oil in a small frying pan over a medium heat than place the on-the-vine tomatoes in the pan and sprinkle the oregano over them. Meanwhile you can prepare your guacamole.
2/ Slice open the avocado and scoop it out into a bowl, add the garlic, spring onion, tomato, lime and a good grinding of black pepper. Mix together with a fork, occasionally mashing a little, I like it to be nice a chunky!
3/ Slice your bread and toast it. Once the tomatoes have browned a little then they’re ready, simply load up your slices of toasted bread with a good heap of guac then plate it up with the tomatoes on the side. Sprinkle some of the spring onion over the top and some chilli if you like.