You could say that snacking is my favorite past time. I really am more of a snacker than a full meal eater because I like really small portions and since I am not the best cook, putting together a good snack is easier for me. Plus, last week was really hot and sticky here, and the last thing I want to do is prepare something on the stove or oven. That's why the convenience of having two Stater Bros. Markets within walking distance from my house is so great. I can drop by each week to check the sales and grab the makings for a week full of yummy snacking.
When planning my snacks for the warmer months I always like to pick up a lot of veggies and fruits, plus there are always a few types of different cheeses in my refrigerator. If there is one thing that I could eat nonstop for the rest of my life, cheese would be it. And of course I have to grab a variety of Nabisco crackers either for dipping, topping or just for munching on their own with a big cold glass of Coca-Cola™. During May and June you can find a selection of Nabisco crackers and Coca-Cola on sale when you purchase four (select items). This is exactly the type of deal that makes my snack loving heart very happy.
Today I thought I would share one of my really quick summer snacking solutions. Nothing is better on a hot summer day than putting together a cold, little salad that you can eat with crackers, and it literally takes minutes to prepare. No utensils are required for eating this one, and that is my favorite way to eat, ever.
Tomato & Avocado topped Triscuits
1/2 cup cherry tomatos
2 pieces of queso Cotija
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
instructions: slice cherry tomatos and a ripe avocado. Place into a small bowl. Now you want to add the cotija cheese which you will break down with your fingers, add extra if you really like this cheese as much as I do or use queso fresco if this cheese is too salty for you. Now add one tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and fold together.
Grab a box of Triscuit Crackers in your favorite flavor and top.
Or for faster plating, serve in a bowl with a handful of Triscuit Crackers.
Pair with an ice-cold glass of Coca-Cola and you are finished!