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Tonight I went back to the wonderful Greek Vegetarian website for this recipe.

Baked, Stuffed Avocado with Mushroom, Walnut, Feta and Thyme
(Papoutsakia Tou Avokado)

Serves 4

Ingredients

2–3 tablespoons olive oil
300g Swiss Brown (or Portobello) mushrooms, roughly chopped
1 clove of garlic
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup walnuts
50g feta cheese, crumbled
Salt and pepper to taste
4 small avocados


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
2. Heat oil in frying pan and cook mushrooms until they start to sweat. When the mushroom juices are bubbling, add garlic, thyme and oregano and keep frying until the liquid had evaporated. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
3. Meanwhile, halve the avocados, remove the stones and shell out some of the flesh. Set the flesh aside until needed – this will be combined with the stuffing.
4. Transfer cooled mushroom mixture to a food processor, add walnuts and pulse on and off for 30 seconds. (Note: I do not have a food processor, so I cut the mushrooms small to begin with, broke up the walnuts a bit, then used a pastry cutter to chop them after the mushrooms were cooked.)
5. Place mushroom and walnut mixture into a mixing bowl and add crumbled feta, reserved avocado pulp, salt and pepper to taste. Mix until combined.
6. Place avocado shells on a baking tray lined with foil. You can use a neat little trick to keep the avocados level by placing a walnut under the thinner end of each avocado (see photo below).
7. Spoon mixture into avocado shells and bake for 10 minutes.


I have three words for this: To.Die.For.

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Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
ysilme
Dec. 9th, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
That sounds absolutely delicious, and the blog a true gem - Greek! Vegetarian! Food! ♥ Thanks for sharing.
islandsmoke
Dec. 10th, 2013 12:02 am (UTC)
Isn't her blog wonderful? And the avocados are, well, to die for.
lash_larue
Dec. 9th, 2013 10:55 pm (UTC)
That does sound good. Being where I am, I might substitute pecans, but it should work.
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islandsmoke
Dec. 10th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
I would think they'd work just fine. In fact, the stuffing was so good, the avocados almost never made it into the oven!
therealsnape
Sep. 23rd, 2015 05:19 pm (UTC)
This is a fantastic recipe! I came across it when I posted my rabbit one, and I had some feta left over. Also, there must be a bumper crop of avocados, for they sell for next to nothing at the market. And I've never had hot avocado before - it's always the cold ingredient in a dish. So I was really eager to try.

Fantastic!

I'm copying it in my recipe note book right now, and I may serve this as a starter for my birthday dinner in a few weeks.

islandsmoke
Sep. 23rd, 2015 06:50 pm (UTC)
Avocados for next to nothing = paradise! I was unsure about the hot avocado myself, but it is really good.

Happy Birthday!
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