Monday, July 20, 2009

Guacamole Salad or Dip

If you like avocados, you will enjoy this slightly spicy traditional Mexican dish.

  • 1 large avocado
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yoghurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • sea salt
  • 1/2 green pepper, finely chopped (optional)
Peel, stone, and roughly chop the avocado. Place in a food processor with the lemon juice, and blend until the mixture is smooth. Add the yoghurt, spices, and sea salt, and pulse the processor a few times to mix. Transfer the guacamole to a bowl, and carefully stir in half of the chopped green pepper, if using, reserving the remainder to sprinkle on top of the mixture as decoration. Guacamole can be served as a salad on a bed of tortilla chips, or as a dip for crudites such as celery and carrots. Makes 300ml (1/2 pint).

Source from Yoga Mind & Body - Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre