I’ve only been making guacamole for the past year or so. Although I love this stuff, I’m not sure why I took so long to learn how to make it. Perhaps because I didn’t grow up eating them, the avocados intimidated me a bit.
Because I really like the flavor of this tasty dip, I used to buy the pre-made version frequently. Several years ago, my husband bought a guacamole spice mix sachet, to which he added a chopped avocado, that resulted in – what I thought at the time – homemade guacamole. It was certainly nice of him, and the dip was tasty, I suppose, but nothing like the ones we’d eaten at restaurants.
Then last year, a friend told me that her 8 year old daughter had a recipe for guacamole on her blog. I was quite stumped really. For starters, an eight year old is making this condiment, and I’m not? And secondly, the kid has a blog?! I used to think it, but at that instant I knew for certain, this child is definitely something else :-). So once I got over my shock, I went ahead and found out how she makes it. I also consulted another friend about her guacamole recipe, after which I decided to make this delectable dip for myself. Who knew it was this easy? Apparently everybody but me.
My 7 year old loves guacamole, and has on occasion, polished an entire bowl by herself. I like to serve it on top of enchiladas, inside a quesadilla or even over salad.
In fact, here’s a picture of some that we had today, as part of our Vegetarian Wednesday lunch. This is how it’s made :
1. Scoop out and mash the flesh of three ripe avocados using a mortar and pestle, or with a fork.
2. Add in the juice of one lemon, 2 minced garlic cloves, 2 tbsp chopped cilantro, 3 tbsp chopped tomato, 1 chopped jalapeno (optional), 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 1/8 tsp red chilli flakes. Taste for salt, and add more if needed. Stir well and serve.
Note : I used the avocado pit for presentation only, it is inedible:-)