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Guacamole Sammie

on July 7, 2015
Guacamole Sammie!

A very filling vegetarian lunch!

You’re gonna need a fork.

Well, if you put an entire avocado’s worth of guacamole on one sammie anyway.  Let me explain…

All the stars aligned one day when I was returning from yoga class.  I had a jalapeno picked from the garden sitting on my counter next to a perfectly ripe avocado.  Cause you know…

Avocad-NOOO!  Too far gone! :(

Avocad-NOOO! Too far gone! 😦

I also had left over burger toppings in the fridge which happened to be a few slices of tomato and one perfect slice of onion.

Lastly, I had cilantro growing on the deck.

Nothin' like fresh cilantro!

Nothin’ like fresh cilantro!

On a side note, here are some fun facts about cilantro:

  • People who don’t like cilantro register it as a soapy taste. (I read that somewhere.)
  • Cilantro goes to seed really fast. (I learned that when I grew some last summer.)
  • If you trim it closer to the bottom before it gets too “feathery” you can keep it from going to seed a while longer. (The green thumb at our local farm store told me that.)
Trim and toss the

Trim and toss the “feathery” ones (they smell a little soapy to me), eat the others!

Oh!  Can’t forget the whole wheat bread, coarse salt, olive oil, and garlic that I almost always have in the kitchen!

Like I said, the stars aligned!

Like I said, the stars aligned!

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 jalapeno
  • a few sprigs of fresh cilantro
  • 2 slices of tomato
  • a ring of onion
  • 1 large (or 2 small) cloves of garlic
  • coarse salt
  • olive oil
  • optional: an extra slice of tomato and lettuce

Instructions:

1. Toast the bread.

2. Cut the avocado.

Cut the avocado. (Carefully, don't slice your hand on the other side!)

Careful! Don’t slice your hand on the other side!

3. Scoop it out with a big spoon and mash it with a fork.

4. Chop the cilantro and add it to the avocado.

5. Chop the jalapeno and remove as much or as little of the seeds and membrane as you want.  The more you leave in, the hotter it will be!

With this much of the insides left, it was just a tad spicy.

With this much of the insides left, it was just a tad spicy.

6. Chop the tomato and onion.

Chop the tomato and onion.

Add all three to the mashed avocado.

7. Now for the garlic…

Lay it on the cutting board.

Lay a big ol’ clove on the cutting board.

Rest a chef's knife on top of it.

Rest a chef’s knife on top of it, which works really well OR you could use something else if you’re afraid of cutting yourself.

Pound the knife.  Seriously, hit it hard on top of the garlic.

Pound the knife. Seriously, hit the flat side pretty hard on top of the garlic.

It will smash it and the skin just falls off of it!

It will smash it and the skin will practically fall off!

Mince it up.

Mince it up.

Sprinkle some coarse salt on it.

Sprinkle some coarse salt on it.

Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top.

Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top.

And then scrape your knife across it at this angle until a sort of paste forms.

And then scrape your knife across it at this angle until a sort of paste forms.

8. Stir all the ingredients together.

Stir all the ingredients together.

Yum!

9. Layer the guacamole on top of the toast.  If you want, add an extra slice of tomato and some lettuce!

Ooooh, fancy lettuce for a fancy sammie!

Ooooh, fancy lettuce for a fancy sammie!

10. Eat it.

Like I said, you're gonna need a fork.

Like I said, you’re gonna need a fork.

And quite possibly a sink to wash your hands.

And quite possibly a sink to wash your hands.

P.S. My kid cooks weren’t home this time, but if they were, I would’ve had them help…

Ideas to get your kid cook involved:

  • Pick, wash, and separate the cilantro.
  • Mash the avocado.
  • Mix the ingredients.
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2 responses to “Guacamole Sammie

  1. Amplifiedheart says:

    That looks seriously delicious! 😍😍 I’ll have to try this one day. Btw I absolutely love the name of your blog!

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