Holy Moly Guacamole

Prep Time:5 mins, Cook Time: 0 mins, Total Time: 5 mins

April 28, 2014

Eat Your Veg | Easy Guacamole Recipe

After my last dippy post I give you a dead easy homemade guacamole recipe, another made in minutes wonder-dip. Avocados are uber-nutritious in themselves but even more so served mashed in a dip with a variety of healthy dipping receptacles that kids just love to get busy with. Namely carrot, cucumber, pepper, celery or courgette sticks. Or halved cherry tomatoes, bread sticks or toasted wholemeal pitta bread strips. It’s all good stuff and a great way to ensure a hefty quota of raw material gets ingested into little or big tums.

headerimgRequiring 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.

Eat Your Veg | Easy Guacamole for Kids

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.

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The Good Stuff:

Avocado, Tomatoes, Onion plus all the good stuff that gets used to dip with



Great For:

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



Notes:

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.



Special Equipment:

Absolutely nothing!



Holy Moly Guacamole

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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
black pepper

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.

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9 thoughts on “Holy Moly Guacamole

  1. Madeleine Morrow

    I adore avo in any form. Although they are very good fats, I have just discovered that they are also high in Omega-6 which competes with Omega-3 in the body. So for cardiovascular health one should increase intake of Omega-3 (oily fish mainly) and not eat too much Omega-6. From now on I will have to cut down a bit on my avo consumption !!!!

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  2. Choclette

    Love guacamole and I pretty much make it as you do, although I haven’t for such a long time as I find it really hard to get hold of good avocados.

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  3. Vanesther - Bangers & Mash

    Looks super tasty and I know my girls would have an absolute blast helping to make this. Perfect entry for the Destination Mexico challenge on #TheSpiceTrail and a brilliant way to get the kids involved. Thanks for sharing Lou!

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