Wednesday, March 25, 2009


We’ve been making Guac for years (at our old house we had an 80 foot avocado tree that literally rained avocados on us) but the following recipe, adapted from “Honest Pretzels” a cookbook for kids by Molly Katzen has proven friendly to kids as chefs as well as eaters. Apologies to those not in CA, but various varieties are available all year here in So Cal.

1 – 2 cloves garlic, squashed and diced (I learned that the squashing releases the oils)
2 – 3 avocados
lemon or lime
small bunch of cilantro leaves, washed and chopped
salt & pepper

Scoop the avocado insides into a medium bowl (reserve a pit or two). Squeeze about half the lime or lemon over top. Add garlic, salt, cumin, pepper to taste and mash together with a potato masher or fork (this is the part kids love). Fold in cilantro. Add more citrus or spices if necessary. Put a pit in it and store in frig or covered on the counter til you’re ready to serve.

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