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Easy Peasy Guacamole

Posted Oct 14 2009 10:04pm

I love a nice chunky guacamole; tomato, avocado, cilantro and lots of lime, but the kids – not so much.  Anything chunky is no good in their books.  So, when I’m making things like soups and pasta sauces I often puree them to ‘hide’ what’s inside – a trick I’m sure many parents use.  I do this with guacamole too.

This guacamole is great with chips but it’s also great as a dip (for veggies, crackers, or whatever!) and it makes a really nice spread on sandwiches; a great vegan alternative to mayonnaise.  It’s has been a favourite around here lately:

  • Two or three avocados, skins and pits removed.
  • Some freshly squeezed lime – I usually start with half a lime and then add more if needed.  I love lots of lime!
  • A handful of fresh cilantro leaves – this is a ‘must have’ ingredient for me, cilantro can make or break it!
  • One or two cloves of fresh garlic, peeled.
  • Half an onion.
  • A pinch of cumin.
  • Salt and pepper.

Throw everything in a bowl, no chopping required:

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Use a hand mixer to puree everything:

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Until it’s nice and smooth:

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(Alternatively, you can also use a food processor if you don’t have a hand mixer.  But if you don’t have one, think about getting one!  This is probably one of my most well used kitchen appliance coming second only to the toaster oven.  Mine is very basic; it doesn’t have any of the nifty attachments shown in the link, and it was very inexpensive.  AND it cleans up in a snap; it comes apart and the mixer part goes right into the dishwasher.)

I love a nice chunky guacamole; tomato, avocado, cilantro and lots of lime, but the kids – not so much.  Anything chunky is no good in their books.  So, when I’m making things like soups and pasta sauces I often puree them to ‘hide’ what’s inside – a trick I’m sure many parents use.  I do this with guacamole too.

This guacamole is great with chips but it’s also great as a dip (for veggies, crackers, or whatever!) and it makes a really nice spread on sandwiches; a great vegan alternative to mayonnaise.  It’s has been a favourite around here lately:

  • Two or three avocados, skins and pits removed.
  • Some freshly squeezed lime – I usually start with half a lime and then add more if needed.  I love lots of lime!
  • A handful of fresh cilantro leaves – this is a ‘must have’ ingredient for me, cilantro can make or break it!
  • One or two cloves of fresh garlic, peeled.
  • Half an onion.
  • A pinch of cumin.
  • Salt and pepper.

Throw everything in a bowl, no chopping required:

21.Jul.09 020

Use a hand mixer to puree everything:

21.Jul.09 023

Until it’s nice and smooth:

21.Jul.09 026

(Alternatively, you can also use a food processor if you don’t have a hand mixer.  But if you don’t have one, think about getting one!  This is probably one of my most well used kitchen appliance coming second only to the toaster oven.  Mine is very basic; it doesn’t have any of the nifty attachments shown in the link, and it was very inexpensive.  AND it cleans up in a snap; it comes apart and the mixer part goes right into the dishwasher.)

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