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Avocado Chevre Torte

06 Mar
Avocado Chevre Torte

I’m continually on a quest for healthy lunch options, so I don’t have to eat so much canned tuna. I despise it. Canned chicken is a little better, but it still has that tin can flavor that I’m not so fond of.

Laura found a few pretty good looking recipes that I probably wouldn’t have tried without her encouragement. This particular one, called an Avocado Chevre Torte, is essentially a frittata with some pretty tasty ingredients in it. It was incredibly flavorful and easy enough to slice and store away as part of a packed lunch. This would also be a great brunch option, if you’re the kind of person that does brunch. Brunch is a great excuse to drink alcohol before noon.

Oh, and make sure you grease the cake pan with Crisco. I thought extra virgin olive oil would suffice, as well as give it a nice flavor, but I still had some sticking issues. Crisco should solve that.

Avocado Chevre Torte

Makes one 9 inch torte

Ingredients:

  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2 ripe avocados, seeded, peeled, and diced
  • 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 ounces of fresh chevre (soft goat cheese)
  • 1/4 cup of diced sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, basil, sun dried tomatoes, cumin, and salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.

    Scaled ingredients

    Scaled ingredients

  3. Crumble the chevre in the bowl, but don’t stir it in yet.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and melted butter.
  5. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk together until just combined.
  6. With a spatula, fold the avocado into the batter.
  7. Scrape the batter into the greased 9 inch cake pan, and spread it evenly.

    Spread into a 9" cake pan

    Spread into a 9" cake pan

  8. Bake it in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until the center is firm.

    Pac-Man?

    Pac-Man?

Just so you know, it's cloudy out and my lighting sucks. It's not really that green looking.

Just so you know, it's cloudy out and my lighting sucks. It's not really that green looking.

Slice and serve warm, perhaps with a little salsa and sour cream, or a mixed greens salad.

Before I baked it, I sprinkled some of that Kiawe smoked salt over the top, and it turned out pretty nicely.

Kiawe smoked Hawaiian sea salt

Kiawe smoked Hawaiian sea salt

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