Two of my favorite foods are avocados and caramelized onions and both of them together is....well......nothing short of food bliss.
One night, we grilled up some burgers for dinner. As my husband was outside manning the grill, I was preparing a "burger bar" of toppings....2 of which were sliced avocados and caramelized onions. After we were done eating, there were a few left-over onions and avocado pieces....and suddenly it hit me.....MIX THEM TOGETHER! So I did........in a bowl....lol! It was SO good!! The creamy, saltiness of the avocado paired with the sweetness of the onions is an amazing flavor combination. This is definitely my go-to snack/lunch/light dinner when my husband is working nights or in the summer with a nice glass of chilled white wine.
Smashed Avocado with Caramelized Onions and Sea Salt
2 large, ripe avocados
3-4 large yellow onions, sliced into half-moons
1/4 cup olive oil
4 slices Italian Boule, cut thick
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft and golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. You may have to cook the onions in 2 batches. It's okay if some onions get darker. It adds to the flavor.
Place 4 slices of the boule onto a plate. Cut each of the avocados in half and remove the pits. Using a spoon, scoop out the inside of the avocados and place each half on each slice of the boule. Using a fork, lightly smash the avocado. I like to leave big chunks.
Sprinkle with a good amount of the sea salt. Top with a couple of forkfuls of the onions. Season again with the sea salt, if desired.
Serve and enjoy!