Hey yall! For todays post I decided to go with a quick and easy recipe. Since I made this blog with a focus on college students learning how to cook, I realized were nearing the age of get togethers or work potlucks. For todays dish it is a quick dip that is more interesting than your average guacamole. Its sure to be a hit among people who are not picky eaters. I mean who would have ever thought to add strawberries and jalapenos to guacamole. You can find the recipe here.
In a previous post I reviewed the website Love and Olive Oil and I cannot stress how much I love this website. I plan on using two more recipes from this site for sure. I chose strawberry guacamole because it was quick and minimum ingredient recipe. I literally made this in my dorm room at 8 at night. I love easy recipes like this and I love guacamole as much as the next person. Ill be honest I left out some of the ingredients just because of personal taste but feel free to stick to the recipe, I feel like it really needed the jalapeno.
What I used: Utensils
- Two bowls
- Cheese grater
- Cutting board
- Optional: lime squeezer.
- 2 Large Avocados
- 1 Lime (Zested and juiced)
- Cilantro (3 tablespoons)
- Strawberries (3 ounces)
- 1 Jalapeno ( stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped)
- 1 shallot, finely minced ( 1 1/2 tablespoons)
Step one: cut the peel from both avocados and take out the core. What I like to do is cut the avocados into 6 pieces and put them into a bowl. When the avocados are in the bowl use the fork to mash them into guacamole. If the fork isnt working well try a spoon.
Step two: On the cutting board cut the leaves from the strawberries and cut them into small pieces. I used about 6 strawberries in this. Mix this into the guacamole using a spoon.
Step three: Zest the lime. What this means is on a cheese grater there is the side that has the finest holes. Like you would grate cheese you use that side on the lime. Only grate till the lime turns white. You do not want to grate past the white stuff. You can put the zest into the guac and then cut the zested lime in half. You can either use a lime juicer or just squeeze with your hands. I used half only half a lime but youre welcome to use more. Just be sure to taste the guac after the first time to judge how much more lime it needs.
Step four: Cut off the stem of the jalapeno and then cut in half. With the spoon remove all the seeds from the halves and chop into small pieces. Then cut the shallot into halves and mince one half. For the cilantro I just pinched off as much as I saw fit and chopped it into small pieces. Add to the guacamole and mix in with the fork or spoon. Add salt to taste.
This is a strong 7/10. This recipe is on the higher scale of the weird food combinations I tried. I think that this is still one of the easiest recipes that I have done. For my next recipe I will be trying to make a desert that is perfect to bring to a holiday party. After that I think some kind of soup would be a great post. Until next time!