Recipe: Heated Guacamole

Guacamole is traditionally a cool and refreshing, creamy dip served with corn tortillas.  This version has a bit of a kick, but if you prefer it without the extra spice just omit the jalapeno.

 

Ingredients:      

6 avocados

2 medium-sized tomatoes

1 medium-sized Bermuda onion

½ bunch cilantro

1 jalapeno pepper

1/2 lemon, juiced

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp ground cumin

Tabasco Sauce to taste

 

 

Instructions:

1.      Peel and pit the avocados, then place the fruit in a large mixing bowl.  Using a hand masher, mash the avocado fruit until creamy but still a little lumpy.

2.      Finely dice the tomatoes and the onion and add them to the mixing bowl.

3.      Cut the cilantro leaves from their stems. Cut jalapeno into small pieces.  Add cilantro leaves and jalapeno pepper to food processor and blend until thoroughly chopped and mixed. Add this to the mixing bowl.

4.      Add lemon juice, sea salt, cumin and Tabasco to bowl and mix thoroughly.

5.      Serve immediately with pitas, tortillas, or even as a condiment.

 

 

Makes 1 Party Serving

 

Note: Avocado oxidizes rapidly, the result being a spoilt brown color.  The guacamole can be stirred to retain its fresh green coloring, but even so, it will not keep for more than a few days, so it is best to enjoy it fresh!