This is the most simple of avocado recipes for lunch that is ready in less than 5 minutes and suitable for those on a plant based or vegan diet; as well as being a delicious egg free, dairy free or gluten free lunch idea.
Updated 29 Oct 2019
This is so simple it’s not really a recipe, more an idea. It makes a delicious easy lunch (as well as a healthy snack on one of those days where you have been up since 4am with a teething baby and there is no way you can get through the day on just three meals…)
As much as I love avocado on toast, it is nice to have avocado for lunch without bread. Whilst it is delicious on its own, just scooped straight out of the shell with a spoon; the addition of a small side salad – a handful of rocket and a couple of cherry tomatoes; or some oatcakes, or crackers make it a little more substantial.
If you are in a rush, just eat the avocado vinaigrette with a spoon straight out of the avocado shell to save on washing up
Could I eat this avocado vinaigrette as lunch at work?
Yes! Just prepare the vinaigrette dressing and put in a screw top jar. Either take a whole avocado to work, or if you only want to take half an avocado, lightly brush the exposed surface with either olive oil or lemon juice to stop the air getting to it and causing it to turn brown. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to eat!
3 tsp olive oil
1 tsp red/white wine vinegar
Salt and black pepper
Whisk the oil and vinegar together and season with salt and pepper
Slice the flesh of the avocado in a criss cross pattern, then pour the dressing into the hole left by the stone
Eat straight away