Guacamole & Radish Tartine

by Kiran on June 5, 2012 · 30 comments

in Appetizer, Snack, Vegetarian

Knock, knock?!

Who’s there?

It’s me, returning from a short hiatus.

I just went, poof without any warning. Guess, that’s what impromptu translates too, huh?

After a much needed break from blogging, I’m back with so much more inspiration and renewed enthusiasm. There’s a lot of ideas that I have swirling in my brain right this moment and I can hardly wait to put it all to work.

Ya know, before the ‘ol grandmother forgets everything and runs into a hiding, again ;)

Going hiatus was a reason to reflect and explore. We have been traveling all over West Coast for the last two weekends, trying to cram in as much sight-seeing as possible before our premature return to Orlando.

Looks like Arizona didn’t make the cut until end of this year. I can’t believe what I’m about to say — this is definitely a place I would dearly miss. And yes, we are returning to Orlando soonish.

In fact, my flight out would be coming Monday and let me tell you — I can hardly wait :D

My sister, brother in law and nephew is visiting us next week and I think it’s hard to contain all the excitement!!! We are looking forward to park hopping, cruising along Ocean Drive in Miami and fingers crossed getting a NBA play-off ticket for my brother in law who is a basketball junkie.

Man, those tickets are way too expensive ;)

Not being shallow or such, I’d definitely miss Arizona for it’s cheap bountiful seasonal produce. This is definitely that time of the year to grab a juicy fresh produce or fruit and take a bite. Spring produce doesn’t taste the same during fall, so enjoy it while it lasts.

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Ingredients:

  • favorite bread for tartines
  • guacamole
  • a handful of raw radishes
  • a pinch of pink salt
  • a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • some micro-greens for garnish

Directions:

  1. Toast bread for tartines.
  2. Spread a thick layer of guacamole.
  3. Using a mandoline, thinly slice fresh raw radishes. Layer fresh slices of radish over guacamole.
  4. Sprinkle a pinch of pink salt and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over the tartine.
  5. Garnish with some micro-greens before gobbling it all!

 

While juggling everything from a hotel room (including recipe development) seems like a tough job, let me assure you — it’s not that difficult.

I’ll blog about food blogging while travelling, hopefully soon. There’s just so much to soak in while we are still here, in Arizona. Off to pack, yet again.

What are your favorite spring/summer produce/fruits? I love crunchy radishes, refreshing melons and juicy grilled stone fruits i.e peaches, nectarines :)

 

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1 chinmayie @ love food eat June 6, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Welcome back ;) I am here!!
Love the photo of Radishes :)

I am right now next deep in Mangoes :)
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2 Rosa June 6, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Delicious, fresh and summery! I love your wonderful tartines.

That shot of the raddishes is splendid.

Cheers,

Rosa

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3 Priya Sreeram June 6, 2012 at 1:49 AM

enjoy your time-out with family ! nice presentation
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4 Kathryn June 6, 2012 at 4:45 AM

What a crazy few months! I hope you enjoy the time with your family and are soon settled back in Orlando!
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5 the wicked noodle June 6, 2012 at 8:14 AM

I make something very similar to this quite often. The radish gives such a great texture and bite!
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6 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef June 6, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Back to Orlando already? wow.. have a very safe trip.

These look really good but my favorite summer thing will always be mangoes. :)
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7 Grishma @ZaikaZabardast June 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Welcome back Kiran! Your tartine looks absolutely healthy and delicious!
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8 Alicia @ Treble Tart June 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

I just recently started loving radishes, and I am so glad I did! This looks amazing!! (And of course, guacamole and I go way back.)
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9 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen June 6, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I love that shot of the radishes on the wood board and I just adore radishes all around!
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10 Kitchen Belleicious June 7, 2012 at 10:18 PM

if it tastes just half as beautiful as it looks then I am all in! Seriously, stunning dish and photography
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11 Jen June 8, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Welcome back! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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12 Magic of Spice June 8, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Such a wonderful treat, love radishes :)
Hope the rest of your trip goes well!
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13 Rikki June 9, 2012 at 10:12 PM

This is such a gorgeous tartine! I love the colors, it screams summer and makes me want a piece with some lemonade on the beach!

I hope the rest of your trip goes well …enjoy it [:
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14 Ira Rodrigues June 10, 2012 at 10:15 PM

love the radish shot! lovely lighting. I never knew pink seasalt, is it naturally pink?
Btw, good to see your post again after your short hiatus
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15 Cass @foodmyfriend June 11, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Amazing! As usual. Such a beautiful alternative to a bruschetta. I use pink himalyan salt in everything. It has such an incredible colour :)
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16 marla June 11, 2012 at 10:16 PM

These are so pretty + I love the idea of radish with guacamole!

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17 Jenny @ BAKE June 12, 2012 at 5:28 AM

These look delicious! and so healthy!
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18 Vishakha June 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I know you’ve heard it many times before, but that shot of radishes is just perfect – the colors, the background, the focus – everything:) I love guacamole – Never had it in combination with Radishes before though. Interesting combination.
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19 Denise June 12, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Gorgeous! I guess we both had avocado on toast in our minds, it must be the season;) Glad to see you’re back in blogging action! Sometimes a break is really what you need to find that inspiration again:)
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20 Emily June 12, 2012 at 9:59 PM

You are always welcome in Santa Barbara if you make it this far to the West Coast! Would love to see you again! Yum these look delish! :)
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21 tania@mykitchenstories June 13, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Hello there hope you had a good break. These tartines looks fresh and colourful and delicious
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22 Sophie June 15, 2012 at 3:28 AM

Ooh ,..;how much I love guacamole topped with thinly sliced radishes! I have fresh radishes from my own garden! :)
MMMMMMMM,…a lovely touch with the topped pink salt! ;)
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23 mycookinghut June 17, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Love the simplicity! The radishes look absolutely fresh and colourful!
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24 Ansh June 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Love what you did with radishes. brilliant.
and while you are packing the bags, Denver isn’t too far off. think about it!! And you won’t have to cook in a hotel room :)
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25 Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate June 19, 2012 at 9:37 AM

I bet the radishes add such a nice, crunchy contrast to the avocado! What a great pairing. And of course, you know you had me at avocado! Definitely one of my favorite fiber-licious foods. Yum!

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26 Suchi June 20, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Hey lovely photos as usual. I got the book, thank you so much :-)
Have a good day, Suchi
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27 carolinaheartstrings June 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Glad you are back. We have missed you! Great pictures. Come and visit us on Friday. We are having a great giveaway. Flip flops that you will love.
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28 anh@anhsfoodblog.com June 26, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Welcome back! and what a fab tartine you have made! Love it.
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29 Nik S June 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I agree with you, its nice to break sometimes and recharge. Kiran the radish tartine looks swell!
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30 Asmita July 3, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Looks so fresh and delicious!
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