vendredi, mai 21, 2010

Guacamole (Avocado Purée)

I am not a vegetable person and do not ever eat avocado - even though I have heard that song about how good it is for the skin. But I am not a dictator and do not discourage the rest of the family from eating it. In fact, I occasionally make Guacamole and serve it as a dip for tortilla chips or as part of a Fajitas meal.

How do I know what it should taste like? Well, I asked the Hub how he liked his guacamole and kept experimenting with different ingredients until he gave the thumbs-up for it. And I now have extra tasters in the Babies though it's difficult removing the bowl of guacamole from them once they start to dip their fingers in it.

I am making Fajitas this evening and have therefore prepared a guacamole. I liked the idea of doing something vegetarian today as I've just had a lovely Indian vegetarian lunch at KB's. Told myself that I would have to start checking out my vegetarian repertoire if I hope to invite some of those healthy vegetarians to my place for lunch.

Guacamole :

1 large ripe Avocado
1/4 Yellow Onion
Juice of 2 large Limes
1 Tsp ground Cumin
A handful of Coriander leaves
Half of 1 fresh Green Chilli
1 Tsp ground Chilli or a few drops of Tabasco
1 Garlic clove (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Olive Oil to taste
2-3 Cherry Tomatoes (cubed)

Mix the avocado, onion, ground cumin, coriander leaves, chilli, salt, pepper, olive oil and lime juice till you get a paste. Smoothness is up to you.

Top with cubed tomatoes and serve. When I told Hub I was making fajitas for dinner, he said to put a bottle of Corona beer in the fridge.

5 commentaires:

BibouMummy a dit…

Hmmm yummy. I also add 1 clove of garlic and some red pepper (capsicum) try it! btw, have some news... need to catch up with you soon

Beau Lotus 涟 a dit…

Hope your news are good ones.

sraikh a dit…

I never puree it. Always mash it and with thinly sliced onions and tomatoes and cilantro.

I pureed hummus today though, I normally give it a whirl in my mini food processor but today I blended it and added some yogurt and it tasted quite yummy.

Beau Lotus 涟 a dit…

I mash it too when the avocado is really ripe, but yesterday's was just so-so, better to puree it. Plus it hides the onions and cilantro better or the Babies wouldn't eat it.

I've tried with garlic etc, but Hub wants it the way I do it with the tomatoes added in last minute.

Gaëlle a dit…

I really LOVE the guacamole and I always cook some for my dinners!