Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Recipes - Guacamole

Who doesn't love a good guacamole?  Great for kids and vegetarians, a must when eating nachos and is great as a dip or spread on sandwiches and wraps.

Avocados, the main ingredient, are high in potassium, B vitamin, vitamin E and vitamin K.  They also contain more fibre than most fruits. 

Traditionally, guacamole is made by mashing avocado with sea salt. The essence of my recipe embodies this simplicity; maintaining the integrity of the avocado while adding a few simple, complimenting flavours.  

2 Hass avocado, skin removed
1 lime, juiced
1/2 tsp smoked paprika 
tabasco, to taste
sea salt, to season
pepper, pinch 

Guacamole pictured on right
Step 1 - Put all ingredients in a mini food processor and process.  
Step 2 - Taste, adjust seasoning as required and process.
Step 3 - Move to serving dish, sprinkle with paprika and serve with toasted turkish bread


If you don't have a food processor, place ingredients in a bowl and mash with a fork.

Sweet chili sauce can be used in place of tabasco.  As with all seasonings, add a small amount to start with, then add more if required.

This is a great recipe to get kids involved in!  Reduce the amount of chili and encourage them to try it.  As they build a tolerance to chili, increase the amount used. 

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