Tomatoes and avocado

Still life with tomato and avocado slices.


  1. greenlants says:

    Nice, I really like how the two colors look. I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever had avocado before. I’ve tried tomatoes though 😀

  2. Oh, Greenlants, never to have had a avocado! They are a staple in our family, especially mixed with tomato, onion, a little garlic, cilantro, and lemon juice in the best guacamole ever. Yum!

    PS “Happy Truck Day” to all you New Englanders out there….

    • greenlants says:

      I mean I knew I was sheltered as a child, didn’t realize I was THAT sheltered 😛 But seriously, I’ve never had an avocado, or guacamole either! :O

      • A sheltered childhood can be a good thing and I’d guess the deprivation of avocado and guacamole more due to locale and local cuisine than anything else…. but I wish I could email you a batch of “guac” cuz I bet you’d really like it. Of course, sliced avocado and tomato are great just that way in a salad or on a sandwich, so head on out to your local green grocer’s and pick up a couple and go for it. I recommend just a little salt & pepper that way….. enjoy :)

  3. Although this photo tasted good afterward, from a visual perspective it’s a snoozefest with fairly sloppy lighting (all due respect, of course).

  4. Claire, I tend to agree, but what do I know? 😉 Here’s the feedback I’ve received on Flickr thus far:

    said, “really lovely, great colours.”

    said, “wonderful color and dof.”

    said, “what a cool presentation!”

  5. Ashley Gompert says:

    When I look at this photograph I can only think one thing. You should have turned it into guacamole!

  6. Ashley - that’s exactly what Claire was referring to. *grin* I made guacamole right after I took the shot. 😀

    • :) Yum. How do you make yours?? I have a GREAT recipe. I can’t keep the stuff around the house. I’ll make a batch enough for 12 people, and it won’t matter if theirs only 2 in the house. The stuff’s gone within 20 minutes.

  7. It tends to vary based on what’s available… If I have the following, this is what ends up in the bowl:

    Avocado, finely diced onions, diced tomatoes, minced garlic, salt, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Sometimes I’ll include some chopped, roasted green chilies, too.

    If all I have fresh in the house is avocado, I’ll slum it by adding salsa, garlic powder, salt, and dried cilantro.

    How do you make yours? (This thread is making me HUNGRY)

    • same basic things you just said. Fresh avocado, fresh cilantro, fresh garlic, onion and tomato. But I also throw in an Anaheim pepper for flavor, and a jalapenio for fire. my husband makes a homemade salsa too. same stuff, but with out the avocado, add some green onions, a peblano (sp) pepper, and [depending on whether or not you wanna spend the evening in the bathroom] a habeniarro (sp) haha

  8. Are you taking notes, Greenlants? Be sure, however, to ask your produce guy for helping choosing the avacodo - that can be a little tricky. And get a good bag of corn chips to dip the guac with - altho it’s fabulous spread on a burger or sandwich. My mother-in-law used to eat it on a saltine but I’d rather have it just off the spoon it that’s my only choice…! At our house, we gotta have lime or lemon juice, too, just a dash. We have lots of “tastes” (“here, let me sample that for you… uh, needs a little of this or that” “let me try again” (lol) until we get it “just right” and then it’s half gone anyway :)

  9. Awesome pic! Looks delicious!

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