Dips are another one of my weaknesses.. if I have a perfect dip, I end up eating the dip more than the starter served with it.. just like how I love our Indian chutneys.. eat more of the chutney than the dosa.. as a kid I used to just take a piece of the dosa or idli & wave it around the chutney, yes I hardly ate dips.. its so strange when I think of it.. I was such a picky eater.. I had a few favourites.. would give such a tough time to mum.. I only wanted fried food..!!!
My friends find it hard to believe that I have turned out to be such a foodie.. I don’t look like one at all..!! That’s a misconception… that people need to be on the plumper side if they love food.. ! I have always known to peck on food.. foodpecker – that was me, I still am though… just that I eat a little more than when I was a kid…!!
Dad would never take us out for lunches/dinners once he realised that all if us are foodpeckers.. we always ended up packing up most of the food on the table if we ever did go out… I end up filling my tummy up with starters… & then there is no place for the actual food.. 😛 this is the case usually when I go out.. So K always chides me & now we share a soup & a starter & then he makes sure I eat the main course.. it’s not that I don’t want to eat.. I just cant.. I have a small tummy & it fills up so quickly.. I am the eat multiple small meals a day person…
Both K & I love trying out new dishes & cuisines.. Mexican is a favourite.. their food has so many wonderful herbs & flavours, just like the Indian & Thai food… Based on history, guacamole was made by the Aztecs. This is traditionally made by mashing up ripe avocado’s using a mortar & pestle along with some salt.. but there are many variations to it commercially. This is how I like my guacamole.. chunky, with bits, something to bite into..
Look at these brilliant ingredients… they are so fresh & inviting…! imagine all of them mixed well & imagine all of them imparting their flavours into each other… its a feast for your taste buds..
Chatterbox that I am… just won’t shut up!! I don’t mean to bore you before you start your weekend.. so here goes… enjoy your weekend with this lovely dip…! 🙂 Adios Amigo’s!
Ingredients: (Serves 2) Preparation Time: 5 mins
Avocado – 1, ripe
Onion – 1, small, finely chopped
Tomato – 1 large, ripe, finely chopped
Lemon juice – 1 tsp, freshly squeezed
Dried red chilli’s – 2, de-seeded & finely chopped
Coriander – 4-5 sprigs, finely chopped, throw away the thick stem bits & use the tender bits, reserve some to garnish.
Salt to taste
Mash up the onions tomatoes, red chilli’s along with the coriander leaves in a mortar & pestle. Once its turned into 80% pulp. Transfer the contents into a mixing bowl.
Cut open the avocado & spoon out the pulp into the mixing bowl with the onion-tomato-coriander pulp.
Tip: Cut the avocado just before you need to add the pulp, else it begins to turn brown.
Keep the avocado seed for later. Now using your hands, mash the avocado into the pulp. Add salt to taste. When you have achieved the consistency you like squeeze in the lemon juice & mix well.
Garnish with the reserved coriander leaves.
If you do not plan to serve the guacamole immediately, then throw in the seed, this prevents it from turning brown.
Serve with your favourite bowl of tortilla chips.. 🙂 Enjoy..