Cucumber Guacamole

Here goes the first recipe on my site. It’s funny, I just realised when I started writing this that I did not really know whether an Avocado was a fruit or a vegetable. After google-ing and confirming that it is a fruit, my mind now at rest, I can now focus on the writing this recipe.. 


I had never seen this fruit or even heard of it in India. When I first tasted it, I just found it tasted bland and tasteless... but today this salad is almost our weekly staple. Avocado is known as the super-food for being a rich source of vitamin E, iron and potassium along with all the good mono-saturated oils. Getting to know its nutritional benefits, my husband and I decided that we should start incorporating it into our diet.



So, here’s the recipe for a quick tasty salad with all the nutritious goodness of an avocado. This is not the traditional guacamole recipe but one that my husband conjured up! So, I hope you enjoy as much as we do.. By the way, did you know that the Avocado had other names like “Alligator pear” and “Butter pear”?

Ingredients:
2 Avocado flesh, mashed
2 onions, chopped
1 cucumber, grated
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
pinch of pepper

Method: 
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and your salad / dip is ready to serve.

Notes:  
  1. For a smooth guacamole dip, either use an avocado a day or two after ripening or blitz the chunky avocado slices to a smooth paste consistency before adding the other ingredients. Do not add water while blitzing it.
  2. If you want a chunky salad use a just ripe avocado and dice it instead of mashing it. 

Serving suggestions: Serve with any kind of bread including Indian Roti, Chapatti’s or serve with chips and appetizers as a dip / sauce. If you want to serve this for a party, serving the Guacamole in the Avocado shell is a great option.


2 comments:

putonyourcakepants said...

Cucumber sounds like a great addition to this guacamole! I didn't know that "butter pear" was another name for avocado, but I can certainly see how that name came about - interesting!

Kitchen Chemistry said...

Thank you for stopping by.. I am glad you think cucumber is a great idea.. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we did making it.

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