One of the fanciest restaurants we’ve ever been to is the Kronenhalle in Zurich, and we’ve been lucky enough to go there several times for business dinners. My favorite thing to get there is their avocado appetizer, which is simply an avocado halved, with red wine and shallot vinaigrette on top. It’s ridiculously easy to make, and at $15, it’s ridiculously expensive. I know, I sound like a chump for ordering it. When we came back from this recent trip, we recreated it at home, for less than $1 a serving. Delicious.

kronenhalle zurich avocado appetizer


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Comments (9)


  1. Posted by: Amanda

    Oooohh! Recipe, recipe, recipe! Please :)

  2. Posted by: jsohn

    instant salad! great idea!

  3. Posted by: deda

    is it red wine or red wine vinigiratte?? recipe yes please

    • Posted by: Yolanda Edwards

      It’s a red wine vinaigrette with shallots…I just winged it, so I will make it and post the recipe!

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  5. Posted by: Michelle Chiaravalle

    Made this tonight….DELISH!!!

  6. Posted by: Lindsey

    I live just down the way from Kronenhalle. It’s such a cool place. Thank you for this tip. We will forgo the crazy Swiss prices and make it at home! :)

  7. Posted by: Amielle

    That looks absolutely delicious. I haven’t had an avocado in quite awhile and this looks like a wonderful way to have one again. And there are some things that just taste so much more delicious when you know they didn’t cost you an arm and a leg.

  8. Posted by: Anna

    Is there any chance you remember the vinaigrette recipe? Was just at the kronenhalle and would love to duplicate this recipe. Thank you!

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