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Peruvian Avocado & Cream Cheese Roll on Toast

Loreto August 31, 2017

Peruvian Avocado & Cream Cheese Roll on Toast, is freshness and flavor all rolled into one. It is our contribution to the monthly challenge “Around the World in 12 Plates”, taking us to Peru.

Song of the day: “Everything is Everything” by Lauren Hill.

Peruvian Avocado & Cream Cheese Roll on Toast

Peruvian Avocado & Cream Cheese Roll on Toast, is a combination of caramelized hot peppers, bright and creamy cream cheese and beautiful rich avocado. Spread this on some toast and you have a delightful Peruvian take on avocado toast!

 

 

Peruvian Avocado & Cream Cheese Roll on Toast, a great inspiration!

When I think of Peru my thoughts are of the ancient Incas and their colorful clothing and mysterious traditions. Machu Picchu and its breathtaking architecture. Lake Titicaca and its link to Incan mythology. The animals who have adapted to the high altitude which has very low levels of oxygen. Most of all the people with their light smiles that are so infectious and make you feel welcomed. In total, one way I can sum up my feeling on Peru is spiritual mysteriousness.

We were quite delighted to hear that Peru was the next destination of “Around the World in 12 Plates”. It was hard for us to decide on what recipe to do. I wanted to keep it fresh and Nicoletta found a wonderful and interesting recipe using avocado. I don’t know if you know this but Peru has a large production of avocado and in 2016 had bumper crops. The U.S. even had a hot dog that was sold at baseball games topped with mounds of creamy avocado. This dish has bright compelling flavors that for me epitomizes what I feel spiritually from this culture.

Peruvian Avocado & Cream Cheese Roll on Toast

Today’s recipe is Peruvian Avocado & Cream Cheese Roll on Toast. There is this trend right now with avocado toast. It is taking the world by storm. So simple yet so delicious. Well, it may have to step aside because Nicoletta has found a recipe that takes the simple and brings it to new levels of flavor and beauty.

Peruvian avocado is all over this recipe, nestled nicely in the center of this roll next to some caramelized hot peppers, and again makes it appearance on top so colorful against the whiteness of the cream cheese. This Peruvian avocado recipe is so simple.  4 ingredients and about 15 minutes, and this roll is ready to set in the fridge for 3 hours. I know that’s a long time, but a good time to practice patience, and non- attachment.

Peruvian Avocado & Cream Cheese Roll on Toast

I love the way this roll looks, similar to a Maki roll. The color of the peppers and avocado in the center. The cream cheese and those speckles of chive running through, and the avocado with its rich silkiness and soothing color inviting us in for a taste!

Peruvian Avocado & Cream Cheese Roll on Toast

The flavors are wonderful, it’s funny it makes me feel so childlike inside and I feel a smile coming on. The avocado with that so luxurious and rich buttery flavor marries so well with the velvetiness of the cream cheese which has found enlightenment with the addition of the fresh chives. The caramelized peppers so deep and mysterious in color are like candy, and surprise as we go in thinking there is going to be some heat but the process of cooking the pepper has taken the heat down a bit, with the toast adding that nice change in texture which has our tongue and mouth feeling delightful. It makes this roll shine with balance and wholeness. I am so happy that Nicoletta found this Peruvian Avocado & Cream Cheese Roll on toast recipe. Next time you are craving avocado toast, live a little, kick it up a few notches and try this bright and delightful recipe!

Enjoy!

Song of the Day: “Everything is Everything” by Lauren Hill.

Recipe adapted from: Avocados from Peru.

Peruvian Avocado & Cream Cheese Roll on Toast

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Serving Size: serves 4

Peruvian Avocado & Cream Cheese Roll on Toast

Ingredients

    Cream cheese:
  • 250g organic firm cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • Peppers:
  • 2 Rocoto peppers sliced into slivers
  • 1/4 sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Garnishing and interior:
  • 1 ripe avocado cut into thin slices
  • 4 slices toast

Instructions

    Cream cheese:
  1. In a bowl mix cream cheese, fresh chopped chives, salt and pepper.
  2. Blend well and set bowl in fridge.
  3. Peppers:
  4. In a small sauce pan blend water and sugar.
  5. Bring to a low boil and continually stir.
  6. When the mixture starts to turn a light brown, toss in peppers and stir. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until mixture becomes thick.
  7. Pour in balsamic vinegar and stir well cooking till mixture thickens again about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Take off heat, spoon peppers into a dish and let cool.
  9. Roll:
  10. Place a sheet of plastic wrap about 14 inches x 16 inches onto a counter.
  11. Take cream cheese and spread into a rectangle, keeping a 1/4 inch thickness throughout.
  12. Place caramelized peppers all along the center of the rectangle.
  13. Take the sliced avocado and place it on top of the peppers.
  14. Starting from the long side, bring the cream cheese to the avocado and peppers releasing it from the plastic wrap.
  15. Go to the opposite long side and do the same bringing the cream cheese to the center.
  16. Continue to roll the cream cheese till the plastic wrap has surrounded the roll.
  17. Place on a plate or board and place in fridge for at least 3 hours.
  18. Take out of fridge. Unwrap the plastic.
  19. Cut into thick maki like pieces.
  20. Serve on toast.
  21. Enjoy!

Notes

Allow 3 hours for setting time in the fridge.

Peruvian Avocado & Cream Cheese Roll on Toast

And don’t forget to check out the other contributors to the monthly challenge “Around the World in 12 Plates” – Peru:

Culture Eatz

Dish ‘n the Kitchen

The Food Girl in Town

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12 Comments

  • Reply Evelyne CulturEatz August 31, 2017 at 9:38 am

    OMG I just love this roll, love avocados so much and it must taste fabulous with the caramelized hot peppers. I need a toast and this roll stat! I have been to Peru in the Andes and I can attest to high altitude sickness lol.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto August 31, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Hi Evelyn, lucky you to have experienced the Peruvian culture first hand. Well not so good the altitude sickness.I would love to go to peru one day, have it on my list. As for this roll. I would have to say we had our challenges with this one, but in the end rose to the occasion and it was very delicious. We were afraid of the heat of the peppers thinking it would be too hot, but pleasantly the caramelization took it down a few notches. The combo with the avocado and chived cream cheese was terrific. We have some left over and look forward to some more tonight!
      Have a wonderful day and thanks a million for the comment
      Cheers!
      Loreto

  • Reply Gabrielle @ eyecandypopper September 1, 2017 at 8:49 am

    What an interesting recipe, I never would’ve thought of using avocado that way, but I’m sure it’s delicious! Going to visit Peru is definitely on my list, it does sound kind of magical.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto September 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Hi Gabrielle, thank you so much. Yes this recipe was very interesting. There was a few hiccups but managed to pull it off with a little Peruvian wisdom. I agree Peru to me seems very mystical and magical too. I have read quite a few spiritual books that make reference to alot of the Peruvian mystics and enjoyed them a lot. It is on our bucket list too. Lots of places in the worlkd to see and so much food to experience. If I can’t do it all this life, will do it in the next one, lol
      Have a great wee!
      Cheers!
      Loreto

  • Reply Sharon September 1, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I must make this ASAP. Cream cheese and anything avocado is right up my alley. I loved the Peruvian tales also. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto September 1, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Thank you Sharon, Really enjoyed this recipe, even though there were some challenges. The flavors were spot on, and the look was very much like a maki roll. You are so right on cream cheese and avocado, a great combination!
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      Ciao for now!
      Loreto

  • Reply Dana Sandonato September 5, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I’ve never heard of this before but it looks and sounds absolutely delish! I love the flavors going on here. Perfect way to start the day!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto September 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Hi Dana, yes it would be perfect on a bagel too, perfect breakfast. I just love avocado and in combination with the flavors going on here is was a perfect match. Those hot peppers just turned into candy. Loved it. May even be more creative and create more of this type of roll Thank you for commenting, and have a great day.
      Loreto.

  • Reply Shannon September 5, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I would love to visit Peru some day! This spread looks amazing. I bet it would taste really good on a bagel!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto September 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Hi Shannon, both Nicoletta and I would love to do a trip to Peru too, looks like an amazing place with lots of spiritual significance. This roll was fantastic. I loved the freshness of it and the variety in texture, so rich and scrumptious. Thanks for commenting.
      Cheers!
      Loreto

  • Reply dishnthekitchen September 7, 2017 at 9:19 am

    How wonderful! I love how you switched it up for this month and that avocado cream roll looks and sounds so good. I know I don’t eat enough avocados and they are so good for you.
    Also, I like how you photographed the whole roll on the large toast…it makes me want to take my knife and just smear it all over!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto September 8, 2017 at 5:22 am

      Thanks Bernice always nice to take a fresh turn now and then. This roll was magnificent. Loved all the components, and am an avocado lover. Plus it is so healthy for you, go figure! Nicoletta is a great pfood photographer, she manages to capture the food in such a way to draw you in.
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      Loreto

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