Friday, 3 August 2012

Guacamole

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.

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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.

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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!

2 comments:

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!