Foodies Delight – Guacamole

 Foodies Delight   Guacamole

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Even though guacamole is a Latin dish, mainly from Mexico, the rest of Central America, Costa Rica included, has made it like their own. It’s a yummy and healthy salad or spread, and super easy to make.

Plus, I’ve added a few of my own touches that always have people coming back for more.

Find more delicious traditional Guatemalan dishes

 

Ingredients

2 ripe avocados, peeled
1 ripe tomato
1 cucumber
1 lemon
1 onion
3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of fresh chopped coriander (cilantro)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
salt to taste

Supplies

Knife
Cutting board
mixing bowl
spoon
fork

Cook It Up!

Take the tomato, onion, garlic, and cucumber chop them up really fine and place them in the bowl. Take the avocados and with a fork, mash them up in the bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Next add the coriander, olive oil, and salt to the mix. Blend them together. Last, but not the least, squeeze all the juice out of the lemon, give it one more mix and enjoy!

Serve It Up!

Serve with nachos, tortillas, and on quesadillas.

Add a Pinch of Imagination and a Sprinkle of Creativity! (variations)

This is the fun part. I have discovered a great variation to traditional guac. Instead of fresh coriander, how up Basil! Yes, basil. You’ll be surprised how delicious it is. Plus, I’ve started adding chopped up almonds. Anyone who has tasted my guac are most impressed with this ingredient. Try it and you’ll be amazed how tasty it is!

What is Guacamole? Wikipedia’s take on it

Add a Pinch of Imagination and a Sprinkle of Creativity! (variations)

Simply Recipes adds serrano chiles to take it up a notch!
Group Recipes adds Tabasco sauce and a bit of Worchester Sauce – that’s definitely different!
Recipe Zaar they like jalapenos!
It looks like I’ve been outnumbered in the spicy department:)

 

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Article by Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!
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