Tuesday, November 17, 2009



They say big things come in small packages. Well, I believe the same can go for food. Avocado is my least favorite food. Life is about taking risk. Wow, I am full of it now...

Okay, the point. I tried Coolio's "Cool~A~Cado" and I was blown away. I chose avocado only because I had one here and no one was touching it. Also, I wanted to see if I could actually eat it without grimacing. This recipe was simple and simply delicious. It punches you while you're eating and keeps on punching way after your finished. The balsamic vinegar must have a lot to do with it. The onion provide a great crunch and the tomato is refreshing. This little number is a great cool appetizer or a snack on a hot summer day. Not to say that you should only enjoy it during the summer.

I received Coolio's cookbook because I decided to participate in the "Cookin' with Coolio Challenge." The book bases itself on 5 star meals at a 1 star price!


Most of the recipes in the book are pretty straight forward. But judging of this one I am sure they all are really good.

Recipe ~


1 ripe avocado

1 ripe tomato, chopped

1 small white onion

Balsamic vinegar

Olive Oil

Salt (I used kosher)



Split avocado down the middle and remove seed

Cute avocado in little cubes by slicing vertically and horizontally while it is still in skin.


Fill hole with freshly chopped tomato the sprinkle chopped onion all over it.

Drizzle avocado with Balsamic Vinegar and olive oil.

Sprinkle salt and pepper to your taste.

Stab avocado with a knife to let the oil and vinegar seep in.


Please note: I adapted the words of the recipe to suit my blog. I didn't have the heart to repeat how Coolio worded this in his cookbook...not that it is that bad...it is just not for my blog.


  1. I hate raw onions so this wouldn't work for me, but I used to eat something similar all the time while I was pregnant with Audrey. Instead of the tomato and onions, try using blue cheese crumbles, candied walnuts, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt & pepper. Yum!

  2. That does sound delish Kim. I must try it.