Guacamole with toasted peanuts

Guacamole with toasted peanutsA post about Guacamole, or Deepta’s Guacamole should have been up and posted and I should have been in bed by now, especially since this is such a basic recipe.

However, I fussed and played around, almost reaching countdown to bed time.

It is a good thing that the simple and essential guacamole is such a wonderful and satisfying creature. My daughter loves it, and we have to have it at least once on most weekends. It probably hails back to the fact, when she was little we used to mash avocados for her.

It is a perfect food for a baby really, smooth and comforting with all kinds of things that are guaranteed to promote the little ones brain development. While this is one of my oldest creations, it gets updated every few years. Essentially, it grows up, changes just a little bit like the beautiful young lady the guacamole is named after. And while the addition of the red onion was initially an accident, it really is better suited to my daughter’s spirited temperament.

 

 

Now, I guess, we are all hooked on to this rich and comforting fruit that is mother nature’s comfort food. Now, with a guacamole, it is really a perfect celebration of this delicate fruit. It does not need much more than soft and ripe avocados. It is essential that your avocados are ripe or you will not have the lovely soft texture that makes a good guacamole.

Cruncy Guacamole

It helps to add a touch of crunch to the basic guacamole recipe, I have done it here before with grated carrots. The other day, I had tried a variation with chopped bacon bits. Now, I do not like bacon per say, I tend to find it very salty, but liked the crunch that the bits had added to the mellow and delicate spread. I played with the peanuts and was happy. Nice crunch, no extra salt!

GuacamoleI am pretty sure, this shall be back on my table next Sunday. My daughter loves guacamole and this version has also caught her fancy. If you are looking for something with just a hint of crunch you should give this version a try. I am so hoping that the Monday weather forecast lasts through the week. I so need to continue my walking. I actually need an incentive to also head out swimming in the evening.

A girl can hope, right? Well, here is my recipe, at least I can control posting that!

Guacamole with toasted cumin and garlic

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

A well seasoned recipe for guacamole using toasted cumin and garlic

Ingredients

  • 2 Haas avocados (peeled and seeded)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 lime, halved
  • 1 medium sized ripe tomato, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon crushed salted toasted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Place the avocado in a mixing bowl and mash the flesh.
  2. Add in the salt and squeeze in the lime juice, you would want about 2 tablespoons of lime juice, so if your lime is very juicy you may not want the entire lime.
  3. Mix in the tomato, salt, onion and the diced jalapeno and mix well.
  4. Stir in the cilantro.
  5. Sprinkle with the crushed peanuts and serve.
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