It happens all the times. Your friends are about to come, you have just arrived home, in a rush, while the shopping bags with all the nice food you carried all the way up are looking at you, waiting. Don’t panic. Start from guacamole, put on the music and spread around some crunchy nacho-chips or colored vegetables chops.
This last-second recipe, belonging to aztec tradition (“ahuacatl” aguacate, avocado and “molli” sauce), has the magical power to immediately make your guests feeling happy and welcome, giving you some extra-time to set up the party! It takes only 5-10 minutes so roll up your sleeves, pump up the volume and get ready!
First make sure the avocados you chose are soft and ripe enough. Avocados are very beneficial for our health being a very good source of vegetal fats, the South-American equivalent of olives in Mediterranean countries. For TCM they are one of the best remedies in case of Dryness (skin, intestine), they nourish Yin and at the same time to heal QI stasis of Liver. Squeeze them with tomatoes and lemon, which altogether enhance the refreshing action of the dish and you will get a tasty cocktail sauce and a good alternative to junk appetizers…now dip and dance!
Serves 6 -Easy– Prep time: 10 minutes
You will need:
- 2 avocados;
- 2 small tomatoes;
- ½ onion (preferably red);
- 1 lemon;
- a pinch of salt;
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- some coriander (optional);
- Nachos/tortillas to dip.
- Peel the onion;
- wash and chop the tomatoes;
- cut through the centre of the avocado lengthwise until the knife comes in contact with the bone. Without removing the knife, make a continuous slice around the bone until the knife meets the initial incision point. Once you have the two halves, remove the bone. Remove the pulp by running the spoon around the edge keeping it as close to the skin as possible. Repeat with other half;
- smash the pulp from the avocado and add the chopped tomatoes, onion and oil&salt;
- squeeze half a lemon and add the juice to the mix;
- chop the coriander and add it to the sauce, if you want.
- take those nachos and START DIPPING!