Before I admit this out load, try to hold back your jaw dropping gasps. I’m pretty sure even my good friend Emilie is going to shake her head at this one.
I’ve never tried an avocado before, not even in a guacamole dip.
Sure I’ve seen it in restaurants, even had it make an appearance on my plate at some point but I couldn’t get past the green color. However, that’s about to end. Thanks to Avocados from Mexico, I got access to some spooktacular recipes for Halloween, all using avocados. My interest in this vegetable (technically a fruit) has been sparked and I can’t wait to try this recipe for guacamole in a pumpkin.
I’d love to know, is there a particular food you’ve sworn you’d never try because of the color or maybe even texture?
photo credit: Avocados from Mexico
- 2 avocados from Mexico, halved, pitted and peeled
- ¼ cup minced onion, divided
- 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup finely chopped plum tomato
- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- In a medium bowl, place 2 tablespoons of the chopped onion, the chiles, 1 tablespoon of the cilantro and the salt.
- With the back of a wooden spoon, mash until the mixture becomes a juicy paste.
- Add avocados; with a fork, coarsely mash avocados; stir to combine with the paste.
- Fold in the tomatoes, lime juice and remaining onion and cilantro.
- Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.
For more great avocado recipes, be sure to visit Avocados from Mexico online.