A recent Junior Chef ‘moment’ was born in my kitchen. It came about from function:
a) My toddler needed something to do
b) It was lunchtime
c) I had avocados on the brink of expiry
Voila! An opportunity to kill three birds with one stone! Beautiful.
Guacamole is a hit in our house with our avocado loving kids. It is delicious but also so good for us because of its super-duper fats. A great addition to sandwiches or salads but my favourite way to eat an avocado is as guacamole.
Our family-guacamole is crazy simple. If the kids aren’t eating it I make it spicier but the plainer the better for my kids and this recipe is very simple.
2 ripe avocados
2 Tablespoons salsa
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Pinch of salt
The toddler friendly part comes to play in the scooping and the mashing. Simply hand your child the avocado washed, sliced in half and pitted. She can scoop the avocado into a bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher.
Scooping and mashing two avocadoes took my almost 3 year old a good ten minutes. Just enough time for me to get the rest of lunch prep going and almost done. She sat there so happily, scooping and chatting. And creating something super delicious all on her own!
Once mashed, add in the last three ingredients and serve. Guacamole is delicious with almost anything, but try it with these Kid-Friendly Quesadillas, as a dip for fresh veggies or dollop on top of Turkey Chili or Enchiladas.