Holy Moly Guacamole
Prep Time:5 mins, Cook Time: 0 mins, Total Time: 5 mins
April 28, 2014
Requiring no electrical equipment or cooking this is a great little make for kids to do themselves, just a simple matter of mashing, chopping and mixing. And as ever kids that make their own food are more likely to eat their own wares. Homemade Guacamole fits very nicely with the Organix No Junk Challenge with I’m attempting with my little lot this week, all the principals of which we at Eat Your Veg wholly agree with! If you haven’t heard about it before do check out their challenge page and join in the fun.
I make my guacamole without any chilli so it’s totally child-friendly BUT in a portion not destined for small children’s mouths I pimp up with about half a teaspoon or so of Gran Luchito Smoked Chilli Paste, quantities depending. It gives the guacamole a uniquely delicious smokey flavour which works for me. Back in the boring old days before Gran Luchito I mixed in a finely minced green or red chilli, but if you can get your hands on some smoked chilli it’s really very very good.
As the theme of Vanesther’s Spice Trail is Mexican this month I’m entering my Guacamole. Not exactly the most authentic of recipes but it works for me! It’s also the perfectly ‘Healthy Snack‘ to link up to Vanesther and my Family Foodies event which I’m hosting this month.
Avocado, Tomatoes, Onion plus all the good stuff that gets used to dip with
Babies 9 – 12 months, Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers, Big Kids, Grown Ups (with chilli!), Avocado Fiends, Healthy Snacks, After-School Snacking, Sandwich Filling, Parties, Gatherings, Birthdays
For a chilli kick add a little finely diced green or red chilli to suit or run through a teaspoon of Gran Luchito smoked chilli paste if you can source.
Holy Moly Guacamole
Ingredients Prep Time:5 mins, Cook Time: 0 mins, Total Time: 5 mins
2 medium avocados
1 lime, juiced
1/6th small red onion or 2 spring onions, very finely diced
1 tomato, finely diced
1) Peel the avocados, slice in half and remove the stone. Grab a small child, give them a fork and get them to mash up the flesh.
2) Get another child to squeeze a lime
3) Either a grown up or a more proficient young or older child can finely dice the tomato and onion. If you can get hold of safe toddler or ‘lettuce’ knife no accidents will happen.
4) Mix together all of the above in a bowl, though don’t initially add all the lime juice. Season to suit with black pepper and the rest of the lime juice. A little salt if you wish for older children or adults.