1Place a medium saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add the oil. When hot, add the onion, garlic, and tomato. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
2Add the water and bring to a boil. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Stirring continuously to avoid lumps, cook to the consistency of oatmeal or mashed potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with sliced avocado.
31 tablespoon olive oil
½ white onion, finely chopped
1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium tomato, diced
3 cups water
1 cup corn meal
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Sliced avocado, for serving