Friday, 3 August 2012


Last night we had an amazing Mexican feast and then later watched history unfold as New Zealand got 2 more gold medals in the rowing in the course of one hour.

(For any overseas readers; we know have 3 gold and 1 bronze in the rowing this Olympics, with the potential for more – fingers crossed!)

We had burritos with refried beans and mince, salsa, sour cream and guacamole. The guac was based on this recipe and was AHH-MAZING so I thought I’d share the recipe with you here.


For 2 hungry adults and 2 little kids you need: (double or triple etc if you have more people.)

  • 1.5-2 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced (more or less, to taste)- we like a little bit of a kick
  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onion
  • Pinch or two of coarse salt
  • Juice of one lime

Scoop out the avocados in a mortar and pestle or mixing bowl add the rest of the ingredients and mash the avos and mix the other ingredients in.

I also made a kind of a salsa using finely cut fresh tomatoes, red onion, spring onion, lime juice, a small bit of minced jalapeño and salt and pepper – I can’t attest to this being authentic (after all my only experience of Mexico is a touristy trip to Tijuana when I was 11 that lasted all of 45mins); but I can attest to it being delicious and a great way to use up some of the left over guacamole ingredients.


We just had the last couple of burritos and fillings cooked in the toasted sandwich machine for lunch! Yum!

I hope you are having a lovely weekend filled with family fun, nice food and Olympics watching!

Jen x

P.S. I have an awesome giveaway to share with you on Monday – so stay tuned!


Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Yum! And go NZ - after Australia's sore loser behaviour I think I'm going to switch allegiance!

FaerySarah said...

yum yum yum! my sister puts corn cut off fresh corn cobs in hers, so frikken good!