|FFWD ~ Guacamole with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers|
This week French Fridays is taking us South of the Border, with a delicious Guacamole, Tomato, and Bell Pepper recipe. According to Dorie, Guacamole is becoming a standard in France, being served at many Paris restaurants. Leave it to the French to kick it up a notch, serving guacamole as a base for salmon tartare, or as part of a layered crab salad.
I have never made my own guacamole. Quite honestly, they sell wonderful pre-made versions in the grocery store. I was surprised at how easy Dorie’s version is to put together, and how tasty it was! Yes, there is a difference between the store bought (even though very good) and freshly made!
|I loved the fresh flavor|
I trully enjoyed making the guacamole. Putting everything in a mortar and smashing it, was something I have never done. I use my mortar for spices and herbs. It seems I have been under using it. What a surprise? I have many kitchen gadgets that were “must haves” when I bought them, and are now under used.
This was a wonderful guacamole! Flavors were fresh. The lime juice not only prevented the avocado from turning black, but added a spark to the taste.
I will be serving this homemade version for the Fourth of July. I’m sure it will be enjoyed by all my guests. Happy Friday everyone!
You can find this recipe in Dorie’s cookbook, “Around My French Table” or you can find it here in Parade Magazine...Dorie’s Guacamole recipe, the difference between this recipe and the one in the book is that Dorie doubles the lime and adds about 6 grape tomatoes that I cut in 8ths.
|It was fun using my Mortar and Pestle to make this|
|Perfectly creamy and delicious…with a spark of flavor from the fresh lime|