I can’t give upĀ avocados.

Not just yet. Last week my life changed with a simple little sandwich of whole grain bread + avocado + parmesan – broiled and topped with a fried egg. Thanks to reader Kelli for the suggestion – it is a combination worth trying!

But as much as I loved that sandwich, I needed something new and I had been wanting to combine basil + avocados for quite some time now. Originally I set out to make a avocado inspired pesto, but the feta cheese in the refrigerator caught my eye and I decided that it would be the perfect addition to the spread.

It turned out to be a very tasty addition.

The spread is delicious and so very versatile – it was delicious eaten with crackers and veggies and was just as scrumptious on a burger, I imagine the same would be the case on a sandwich.

Basil & Feta Avocado Spread

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 10 minutes


Ingredients (2 cups)

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • salt & pepper


Smash avocado.

Stir in basil, feta and onions.

Season with salt & pepper.

Serve with crackers, veggies, on a sandwich or as a burger topping.

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13 Comments (Reply )

  1. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    Gorgeous spread & photos – I love avocado with egg!


  2. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    what a fun twist on guac! i make an open faced egg sandwich that sounds really similar to the one you like. egg & avocado is a great combo.


  3. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    What a great combination! I bet the creamy avocado with the salty feta and basil is heavenly! Even though I don’t love eggs, I also enjoy an egg on toast smeared with avocado and topped with a splash of Cholula hot sauce! Yum!


  4. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Love the addition of feta!! Can’t wait to try it :)


  5. erin
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    Sounds amazing! I will never give up avocado :)


  6. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    this looks amazing! great idea to mix in basil and feta…talk about making a great thing even better!


  7. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    I don’t think there can ever be enough avocado ideas. :) That burger looks amazing, by the way.


  8. Jenn (eating bender)
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    These photos are GORGEOUS, Emily! Seriously mouthwatering, and the recipe looks amazing. I love avocado on top of burgers.


    • Emily
      May 02, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

      Thanks Jenn. :)


  9. stephanie @cookinfanatic
    May 01, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    This sounds delicious!!! What a perfect simple summer recipe and a change up from the usual guacamole suspect. Yum!


  10. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    May 01, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    Would never have thought of combining the three, but it sounds delicious! Really, how could you go wrong with basil, feta, and avocado?


    • Emily
      May 02, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

      I know first-hand, that you cannot!


  11. LP @dishclips
    May 02, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    This looks like something I would snack with lime tortilla chips on a relaxing day. Very nice!


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