The following is my Weekend Herb Blogging entry, this week hosted by the creator of the event – Kalyn from Kalyn’s Kitchen.

I have grown an avocado tree from seed removed from a ripe fruit. That was about 5 years ago. Until today the tree produces no avocados. I think it will last another 5 years until I can harvest some avocados.

Avocado tree
Avocado tree.

Some weeks ago I sowed some cilantro. Look how big it is!

Actually I don’t like the leaves just the seeds. But for the Guacamole I used the leaves, just a little bit, it was not as bad as I thought. ;-)

Did you heard about the trick to add the seed of the avocado on the finished Guacamole so it will not oxidize? Yes, it works!


WHB #98: Guacamole

1 ripe avocado, seeded and peeled
1 tb lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tomato, finely chopped
1 tb finely chopped onion
1 chili, seeded, minced
1/2 tb chopped cilantro leaves (or more)
1/4 ts ground cumin
salt, pepper

Cut avocado in large chunks and mash coarsely with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and blend gently – leaving some small chunks is fine. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt and pepper if desired.

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