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Get creative with your Guacamole

Get creative with your guacamole

Avocados have quite quickly grown from being an exotic berry to a luxury item hipsters love to indulge in,to something commonplace.They are used in soups,salads,sandwiches and even sushi.An extremely versatile fruit,it has found its way into desserts as well.However,the most popular dish made from avocados continues to be the rich, creamy and yet simple, Guacamole.

Ripe green avocados mashed with cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice and sea salt in a molcajetey tejolote (mortar and pestle made out of vesicular basalt)gives you the perfect traditional guacamole. You can add in onions, tomatoes, and sour cream for good measure, On account of September 16 being the national guacamole day, Metro-life decided to bring to you some creative ways to enjoy the dish.

BRUNCH WITH BRUSCHETTA
Baguette slices brushed with olive oil and topped with the mashed avo spread,cherry tomatoes,fresh basil,salt,pepper and drizzle with some balsamic reduction.Serve straight away or you can cool it down and store it your fridge,making it the perfect snack for when you are feeling hungry.

THE ULTIMATE LOADED NACHOS
Tortilla chips,melted cheese,layered with onions,tomatoes,corn,black beans,the meat of your choice,a dollop of sour cream and guac-will make the perfect starter for when you entertain guests.

GUAC SOUP FOR THE SOUL
Puree your guacamole with cold buttermilk,water and lime juice.You could also add in some crab meat to take the soup more wholesome.

SAY GOOD-BYE TO MAYO
Whether your making a sandwich or burger,you can replace your mayonnaise spread with a good spoonful of guacamole.You can choose to add turkey,tuna salad or even good for bacon to your sandwich. You can also opt to even keep it vegetarian.

SALAD FOR THE HEALTH – CONSCIOUS
A perfect choice for those who have been bitten by the health bug, the guacamole salad is easy to make.You can follow your traditional recipe,but keep in mind,the chunkier the better.You can experiment by adding vegetables of your choice to the dish,along with a dash of cumin.

FOR YOUR SWEET TOOTH
Blend in honey, melted dark chocolate, olive oil and a pinch of salt to your mashed avocados to make a dark chocolate guacamole.this can be paired with sugared tortilla chips or even applied to your toast.


You may also like how to make – GREEN APPLE AND MINT GUACAMOLE

Ingredients
-> Ripe avocado,300g
-> Tomatoes,seeds and pulp removed,chopped,1 medium size
-> Onion chopped 1tbsp
-> Cliantro chopped,1tbsp
-> Mint chopped,1tbsp
-> Fresh jalapeno chopped,1tbsp
-> Green apple cut into cubes,1/2 pc
-> Lemon juice 1tbsp
-> Olive oil,1tbsp
-> Salte to taste
-> blue and yellow corn tortilla chips,50g
-> mint leaves,1tbsp
-> Green apple,slices for garnish few slices

Method:
-> Cut avocadoes into half.Remove seed
-> Scoop out avocado flesh from the peel into a mixing bowl.Discard any browned areas
-> Using a fork,mash the avocado,but keep it chunky.
-> Add rest of the ingredients and mix well.
-> Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to prevent oxidation from the air reaching it.
-> Allow 15 minutes to get the flavor blended well with all the ingredients together.Refrigerate until ready to serve
-> garnish with sliced green apple slices and mint leaves, serve with blue and yellow corn tortillas chips.