Ole! Guacamole

Ole! Guacamole | ChopChop

Description

Guacamole (gwak-ah-MO-lee) is a Mexican dip made from avocados. It's yummy on just about everything! Serve plain with pita chips, or use as a spread on sandwiches, omelets, burgers, more!

Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Sharp knife (adult needed)
Spoon, for scooping
Fork, for mashing
Measuring spoons
2 small bowls

Ingredients

2  
ripe avocados
1⁄2  
fresh tomato, washed, cored and chopped into pieces about the size of your thumb nail
1  
scallion, chopped
1  
heaping tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, rinsed with cold water and chopped into little pieces
1⁄2  
fresh lime
1⁄2 teaspoon
hot sauce (if you like)
   
pinch kosher salt

Instructions

  1. With the help of your adult, slice each avocado in half. Remove the pit and scoop out the insides. Put the avocado in a bowl and using a fork, mash it until it is still chunky, not smooth.
  2. Add the tomato, scallion and cilantro leaves. Squeeze the lime and add the juice. Stir it all together, but not too much. Add hot sauce, if you like.
  3. Move the guacamole to a serving bowl and serve right away. Or, put the avocado pits in the guacamole (to prevent it from turning brown from the air), cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate no more than four hours.

Notes

Did you know? The avocado is also called an alligator pear because of its pear-like shape and thick lizardy skin.