I am totally lamenting the closure of my favorite Cuban restaurant here, in Los Angeles. It was named Tropi-Cuba and it had the closest authentic Cuban food that I have found living here, thus far. Personally, I think that the location was a negative and that’s probably why it closed. It was in a shady area in Torrance across the street from a hospital. It was too tucked away to get exposure, and I’m sure they relied heavily on the hospital staff for clientele. I would love to open up a Cuban restaurant if I had the money.
Last weekend I made a Cuban avocado salad. I have been in the mood for avocados non-stop recently (no, I’m not pregnant). This is an easy salad to make, and is light for the hot Summer months.
- I chopped an avocado into chunks, and sliced some Roma tomatoes and red onion.
- Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle with Kosher salt.
- Finally, add a squirt of fresh lime juice to the mix to add flavor, but to make sure your avocados don’t brown too quickly. You can also try it with lime for a more Authentic Cuban flavor (we love lime in everything).