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Friday, 8 August 2014

Holy Moly - Guacamole!

Sometimes you just want a simple lunch, not too much work but something delicious all the same.  Avocados are really good just now and even thought the one I used had been 'ripe and ready to use' a week ago, it was still perfect no bruising and it mashed down in a really pleasing manner. Combined with some pitta bread and salad, the simple lunch became a feast.  It would also work well as a DIY picnic, just put the guacamole in a plastic box and pack the bread and salad separately.

Perfect Picnic Guacamole
1 avocado, stone and skin removed
1 spring onion, finely chopped
1/2 a small chilli
2 tomatoes, de-seeded and finely chopped
1/2 lime
handful of coriander leaves, chopped

Place the avocado in a bowl and mash roughly with a fork.  Add the spring onion, chilli and tomatoes. Squeeze in the lime juice, add the coriander leaves and mix all the ingredients together.  Serve in a bowl or scoop into a plastic box to take on your picnic.

I'm entering the Perfect Picnic Guacamole for Tea Time Treats where the theme this month is 'Picnic food'.  Tea Time Treats is run by Karen at Lavender and Lovage and Janie at Hedgecombers.  Guacamole is also appropriate for The Spice Trail where are off on a 'Beach Barbeque', guacamole is a great accompaniment to a barbeque, imagine barbequed steak or chicken in a tortilla with salad and guacamole, delicious!  The Spice Trail is the challenge run by Vanesther at Bangers and Mash and there is a prize of a copy of Nigella Summer.

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At 9 August 2014 at 13:03 , Blogger Choclette said...

Very appetising picture Janice. Guacomole is one of my favourites - well anything with avocado in really.

At 10 August 2014 at 07:58 , Blogger belleau kitchen said...

I love your photo Janice, it's beautiful. Love love love guacamole too... I remember being in a restaurant in LA where they came to your table with the avocado and opened it in front of you and made the fresh guacamole... it was wonderful!... so fresh and tasty and you're so right, simple but delicious!

At 10 August 2014 at 09:33 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

Absolutely wonderful Janice, I would love to have this on any picnic I went on! Karen

At 10 August 2014 at 14:45 , Blogger Kate@whatkatebaked said...

The perfect picnic accompaniment- your lovely recipe is a long, long way from my first introduction to guacamole in one of those self-assemble home fajita kits!

At 10 August 2014 at 14:55 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

Thanks Choclette, trying to work on the photography all the time. Love your avocado cookies!

At 10 August 2014 at 14:56 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

Thanks Dom, I like the sound of having the guac made in front of you in the restaurant.

At 10 August 2014 at 14:56 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

Aw thanks Karen, diy picnics are the best I think.

At 10 August 2014 at 14:57 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

Thanks Kate. Yes, fresh guacamole is a long way from the kit versions!

At 10 August 2014 at 16:36 , OpenID said...

Your guacamole looks absolutely gorgeous, Janice. A perfect entry for this month's Spice Trail challenge. Thank you so much for linking up :)


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