- 4 large ripe Haas avocados
- 1 lemon, juiced
- ½ cup of white onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, grated
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
- 1 Roma tomato, seeded, small chopped
In a large bowl, add finely chopped onion, garlic and cilantro. Season with salt. Stir to combine.
Cut the avocados in half, remove pits and scoop out the flesh. Add to the bowl. Add lemon juice and cover all of the avocado. This prevents browning.
Stir well until the desired consistency. (Smooth with small chunks). Add chopped tomato and gently toss one more time. Season with salt.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Kitchen Activities for Budding Chefs:
- Have your child help pull the leaves off of the cilantro stems. This is a great way to develop their fine motor skills.
- Allow them to help gather the ingredients for the recipe. Talk about the names of each ingredient.
- Identify the colors of the ingredients. See if they can find similar colors in and around the kitchen.
- Working together, have them help you squeeze the lemon juice. Use their five senses to explore the smell, taste, color and texture of the citrus.
- Once ingredients have been chopped, allow your child to help add them to the mixing bowl.
- Working together, allow them to help you mash up the avocados using a fork. Give them a taste!
- With adult supervision, practice knife skills and help them to chop the tomatoes, onions and cilantro.
- Working together, introduce a microplane to help grate the garlic clove. Carefully move the garlic back and forth over the microplane.
- With adult supervision, allow your child to help you remove the pit from the avocados and scoop out the flesh.
- Once the recipe is done, allow them to taste their creation and ask them to describe the flavor!
- Have child help mash the avocados and mix the guacamole
- Talk about where the ingredients come from:
- Tomatoes grow on a vine in a garden
- Avocados grow on a tree in tropical or subtropical climate
- Cilantro is a herb and can be grown in a home garden or large one