Sunday, July 10, 2011

Avocado Gadget

This one gadget that is definitely not needed at all, but it really does work and Miss Picky liked using it!

The Big Kid prefers a knife, even though he's the one that picked up that gadget for me!




Would have worked much better if the avocado wasn't over ripe! But it did work. 


We like our avocado plain, just salt and pepper, a little squeeze of lime, and a sometimes a little sprinkle of cayenne.

but if we're having guacamole then we're adding stuff!

Stuff like white onions, chopped jalapeno, diced tomatoes, freshly squeezed lime juice, salt and pepper. Cilantro is iffy in our house. Not everyone likes it and Miss Picky can taste a quarter of a leaf that accidentally got into hers.

An easy after school snack for the Big Kid when he was in High School.


Guess who had to clean up?


Guacamole

1/2 white onion, chopped
2 or 3 chopped serrano chiles (more or less to taste, you can also use jalapeno)
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
salt and pepper, to taste
4 ripe avocados
1 lime, juiced
3 plum tomatoes, seeded, diced and drained

Depending on how chunky you like, use a food processor and pulse to combine onion, chiles, cilantro, salt and pepper, or a molcajete if you have one. Or just a knife!

Coarsely mash the avocados. Fold in reserved onion mixture, then tomato. Serve with tortilla chips.




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49 comments:

  1. Oooh, Carol!...Now I think I need one of these! lol So it peels it and cuts it up? I know I may be like Miss Picky, but I hate peeling those things...ick...but LOVE eating them! Thanks for the recipe, too! Guac is one of my favs! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie
    PS...I'm giving away a set of Pfaltzgraff dishes...come on over and put your name in the pot! :-)

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  2. Okay, I have never seen an avocado cutter before. We love guacamole in this house...I make it for every party.

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  3. Love kitchen toys! I haven't had guacamole in a while and I do have some jalapenos in the garden... Sounds good:@)

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  4. That is a different shape cutter than what I've seen before! It did a good job!I love guacamole!

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  5. Oh, my! I love the avocado and this looks like a gadget I should have and I'm not a big gadget getter!!!! Have a great day and I'll have some of that quacamole!

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  6. OK...you have gotta let us know where we can get one. Bud and I eat avocados all the time and I would LOVE to have this gadget. Great idea. Love the post and the recipe.Genie

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  7. I love anything with avocado too. I just bought a few on the weekend and have been spreading it on my toast for breakfast. I think I might make a guacamole for dinner tonight after reading this!

    Best wishes for a lovely week,
    Natasha.

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  8. Well look at that. I can see where a little firmness would be helpful. We were just talking about making guacamole tomorrow night to go with our carne asada. Yummy recipe!

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  9. @ Genie, we got it from Williams-Sonoma.

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  10. Oh, now that looks like a fun toy for the kitchen! My SIL makes the best guacamole, but I almost never make it since I'm the only one in my family who eats it... :( Thanks for sharing at MM. :)
    xoxo

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  11. Thanks for the shout out for the giveaway, Carol!...Debbie

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  12. What a fun gadget! And don't you hate it when you accidentally get 1/4 of something into someone's dish who will then reject the whole meal?

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  13. I thought I had every gadget or at least seen the ones I don't have but I've never seen this one! How fun is this one! I love avocados and cutting them up is always interesting!

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  14. I have tried a couple different gadgets, still like a spoon the best!

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  15. Interesting gadget. Usually I just scoop the flesh from ripe avocado and spread them on a toast :p

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  16. That's a new gadget for me, looks like it would make quick work of the avocado.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  17. yes, I use the spoon and slice with a knife, but this was fun to try.

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  18. wow that is a cute cutter, love avocado we never missed a season not eating that nutritious fruits that they usually called as one of food for the brain

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  19. Never seen a toy like that before! Very clever!

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  20. Very nifty cutter! I love guacamole - and the cilantro is an important ingredient for me.

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  21. I love gadgets! When I worked at WS, I had them all. Now space is a bit of an issue but that one isn't too big.....
    Carol

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  22. Haha definitely an unnecessary gadget but one that is infinitely fun to use!

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  23. Very interesting device. I presume it will work with certain types of mangoes that are not fibrous. Limited use but fun to look at. Maybe it will motivate you to eat more avocado which is not such a bad thing

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  24. What a smart gadget!Your recipe must be very fresh and tasty!Hugs!

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  25. We have one of those, too but I never use it! I always peel the avocado and it seems easy enough. I LOVE guacamole! I could eat a whole bowl of it with chips! I need to make some soon! ♥

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  26. I made guac yesterday...I can't go long without it. Fun gadget- though I know I'd never use it...but fun, nevertheless :D

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  27. Yum!!!! Your guacamole looks so good!! I don't think I've ever had it with tomatoes in it, but it sounds wonderful like that! I've never seen this gadget either but it looks pretty nifty! :)

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  28. Lol.. what a gadget Carol! it turned out to be fun though :)

    Have a great week ahead.

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  29. I need one of these in my life!!

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  30. What a fantastic gadget. I am going to stick with my chef's knife for now.

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  31. Don't need that one, we don't eat them. But it is very interesting!

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  32. I love avocado. I like it simple too, but once in a while I'll throw it on a grill and get those little grill marks on it.
    And the gagdet is pretty nifty!

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  33. Not one square inch left in my gadget drawer, I will have to continue the old fashion way. Isn't is funny that people either love or hate cilantro. If I'm cooking for more than the two of us, I just put chopped cilantro in a dish to pass to however likes it.

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  34. I love avocado and have not seen this gadget...so much fun this avocado cutter.
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead Carol :-)

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  35. Avocado anything is delicious! That's an interesting gadget.
    ~Judy

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  36. I can't help myself when it comes to kitchen gadgets. This avocado gadget has me longing to make guacamole.

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  37. I've never seen this gadget before,I know I can do without it and yet I MUST have it..haha..It is sooooo cool!The guacamole sounds very tasty, too!!!Have a great week,Carol!

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  38. I love all those nifty little kitchen gadgets. My problem is that I have run out of drawer space. We love avocados so this might be a necessity.

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  39. I love new gadgets and avocados and quac are favorites here. What the heck happened to the price of avocados, though! Yikes!

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  40. Oh, I do love guacamole. When we lived in South America we had our own avocado trees and lemon trees as well. For an after school snack for the kids I often made guacamole.

    I've never seen such a gadget!

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  41. I must tell my boyfriend about this avocado gadget - he's a gadget freak!

    I've never made guacamole at home - usually buy it at the supermarket ( I guess I am one of those lazy types!) Great post Carol!

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  42. That is so cool, Carol! I've never seen that before. Going on my wish list!

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  43. I amount of avocadoes we eat - I need one of these handy dandy little things - YUM
    Mary!

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  44. It would be fun if you linked this in to Food on Friday - hope you are having a nice day.

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    1. Great that you linked in, thanks.

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