At the beginning of the summer, my eldest son, Michael, had requested to try some new dips.
With his multiple food allergies…dairy, egg, beef, sesame, fish, shellfish, peanut/tree nuts, mustard and raspberries…Homemade Guacamole seemed to fit the bill!
Simple healthy ingredients…Guacamole was the perfect ‘summer time dip’ to throw together for a tasty afternoon snack for my growing teenager!
Avocadoes are full of omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin C, E and carotenoids…making them a powerhouse of ‘goodness’ I am pleased to see my son enjoy.
Using ‘The Barefoot Contessa’s Cookbook’ recipe for Guacamole as a guideline, I quickly put together a personal serving of Guacamole.
1/2 a ripe avocado, diced
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/8 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp of finely chopped red onion
1 small ripe tomato, diced
sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mash the avocado while mixing all the ingredients. Served along side tortilla chips and salsa.
Tip: I dipped a few carrots in for a change…yummy!
P.S. Frankly, I enjoyed the Guacamole to be left chunky…Michael insisted the avocado be mashed. One of the pictures is the chunky version and the other is the mashed. Either way…delicious!
P.P.S. I would love to try adding chopped fresh coriander or ‘heat it up’ with a little tabasco sauce!
How do you like your Guacamole?