Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Savory Baking and Books post from Laura Langston

Laura Langston writes, "In my current YA 'Hannah's Touch,'  Hannah and her friends must plan a menu around a specific country in foods class. They choose Mexico.  For an appetizer, they make guacamole."  

Thanks Laura.  Guacamole is one of my all time favs.  In fact, when I was growing up a good friend of mine had an avocado orchard!  Keep a couple of avocados on hand for an easy snack to serve friends who drop by during the holiday season.  

mmmmmImage by Kate Tomlinson via Flickr

2 ripe avocados
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 medium cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
1 green onion, finely chopped
fistful cilantro (about 1/4 cup) washed, squeezed dry and minced

Mash avocado. with lemon. Stir in remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust if it needs more salt or lemon. If you think it needs more, add little bits at a time until it's right.

1/4 teaspoon pureed chipolte paste
2 tomatoes, juice squeezed out/chopped

NOTE: Lemons give off more juice when they're warm.  In a hurry? Heat one lemon in the microwave for 20 seconds before you juice it.
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