Journey with Germani “Holy Guacamole”

Hello BITC readers!

Congratulations, we have made it to Spring! I hope everyone has been able to enjoy some holiday time/time off work. I was able to take some great Spring walks with my furry little brother (my mother’s dog and I don’t have human siblings) this weekend.

Spring is finally here and along with it, wonderful seasonal produce:

Apricots
Artichokes
Asparagus
Avocados
Carrots
Leeks
Mangoes
Peas
Pineapples
Rhubarb
Spinach
It’s a great time of year to enjoy these fresh fruits and veggies!

I’m especially crazy about avocados right now. But that wasn’t always the case.

In the spirit of my non-traditional family, when I went home to visit, my mother requested tacos.

For a large portion of my childhood, holidays and special occasions spent with my mother just included the two of us. Instead of making a more labour intensive meal, my mom opted to keep things fun and light. One of our best Christmas Eves was spent enjoying tacos and watching scary movies (The Ring, Poltergeist).

Our taco dinner this year was pretty standard. Hard shell tacos with beef, veggies, salsa and cheese. But I thought I would try something a bit different.

Over the last couple of years I’ve learned that I love avocados and guacamole. I was a bit wary at first but over time it has become a favourite ingredient.

So, when my mother suggested tacos, I thought it would be a good opportunity to make guacamole for the first time. Especially because my mother hasn’t ever tried guacamole. Ever.

She’s a super taster and a selective eater. I thought if I could make guacamole that she would try and maybe enjoy, mission accomplished.

With that goal in mind, I stumbled upon a very simple but very yummy version:

I took two ripe avocados, half a lime, a jalapeno, and salt.

I minced the jalapeno into very small pieces, removing most of the seeds. This takes most of the heat away, but you still get the jalapeno flavour.

In a small bowl, mix the jalapeno with the avocado and the juice squeezed from the lime. I was aiming to not make the guac too soft, so I just mixed them enough with a fork for even dispersal of the jalapeno.

Salt to taste, I used a couple of pinches.

And success! My mother actually tasted it and went back for seconds!

I think this is a great way to introduce someone to avocados/guacamole. And it’s a really quick side dish to make if you’re having friends and family over

What are some of your favourite Spring foods?

Cheers to almost-patio season and catching some sunshine!

-Sarah

Edited by Mary Ellen Monk

About Bruce in the City

I have been writing my blog since 2010. I was inspired to do so after enjoying an amazing meal with some friends of mine here in Toronto. I decided to tell everyone about my great night and the fabulous restaurant I went to and shazam my blog was born!
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