Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Green Goodness

The Husband thinks avocados are nasty - texture, taste, smell, all of it.
Son #1 agrees with him.

Son #2 (my personal favorite - I like him best!) loves avocados.
Just like me.
Mostly we like guacamole, but we like it sliced on sandwiches, diced into salads and this favorite.
Avocado Yogurt Dip

Here's the recipe.

1/2 cup plain yogurt 
I drain my homemade yogurt so that the dip its thicker and creamier but you could use Greek yogurt
2 ripe avocados, peeled, pit removed and mashed (I know they have fat - but it's the good fat)
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 clove garlic finely minced 
1/2 tbsp finely chopped shallot
3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper (sometimes I live on the edge and use cayenne peppers)
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Cilantro - did I say that already?

 Place everything in a bowl, mash with a fork until smooth. You can put this in a food processor if you prefer creamier dip.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Maybe a splash or two of your favorite hot sauce (mine is Tobasco)
 Scrape dip into a serving bowl and serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or cut up veggies.

Crack an ice cold beer as a chaser  because this dip might be too healthy, or too spicy, or just because.

(Son #2 doesn't have beer)

I wonder if an avocado tree will grow in Zone 4?


Gary's third pottery blog said...

OH GIRL, wow :) I was gonna make guac today but something happened for the first time: a hard avocado, WTF? I wrapped it and put it back in the fridge, hoping that in a day or 2.... :)

Razmataz said...

I've been wondering the same thing lately when I throw away those gorgeous seeds.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I just started enjoying these a few years ago. The avocado's not the beer. I tried growing a few trees, but we had a nasty cold snap that same year and they died.
I like son #2 better as well. Well, at least today. :)