Monday, May 5, 2014

Zack's Famous Guac


Back in April, my 5-year-old suggested he cook his “famous Mother’s Day Soup” for me on Sunday. Intrigued, I told him it wasn’t Mother’s Day yet, but asked what was in his “famous” soup? (Apparently, potatoes.) 

On a more recent night when we expected dinner guests, the same child volunteered to make his “famous banana bread” for dessert. (I had to turn him down b/c we were out of bananas.) 

Then, last weekend in Walmart’s produce section, he requested avocados to make his “famous guac”. Glad I would finally be able to sample something “famous” prepared by my aspiring chef, I agreed and he happily loaded up a plastic baggie with three of Walmart’s finest! Here’s our recipe:



Ingredients:


3 ripe (soft) avocados 
Our ingredients!

Juice of one key lime (or ~ ½ T. lime juice)

½ t. salt

1 t. taco seasoning

1 (or more) med. tomato, diced

The Chef

Directions:


1. Cut open avocado with a knife. Put green avocado flesh in a bowl, discard peel and pit. Squish green flesh with a fork or potato masher.

2. Add lime juice, salt, and taco seasoning. Stir.

3. Add diced tomato. Stir.

4. Serve as dip with tortilla chips or as a garnish on any of your favorite Mexican recipes!

Note: If you’re not familiar with guacamole, let me warn you that it turns dark green when exposed to air. So encourage people to eat all the guac right now! J You can save extra guac in a Tupperware-type container in the fridge, and temporarily minimize color change by closely covering the guac with plastic wrap, in addition to using the container lid.

Ingredient
Calories
Sodium (%RDA)
Fiber (g)
Protein (g)
Calcium (%RDA)
3 avocados
966
3
39
12
6
½ T. lime juice
2
0
0
0
0
½ t. salt
0
50
0
0
0
1 t. taco seasoning
10
9
0
0
0
1 medium tomato
22
0
1
1
1
Total (1 ¾ c.)
1000 kcal
62 %
40 g
13 g
7 %
¼ c. serving
143 kcal
9%
6 g
2 g
1 %
2 T. serving
71 kcal
4%
3 g
1 g
0.5 %

*Calculated from food packaging and the following website: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/

 I used “Morton” brand salt and “McCormick” brand taco seasoning

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