When we are travelling to warmer climates during the winter, chasing the sun and yearning to stand by the ocean’s side, feeding my family well can sometimes be a challenge. I often find myself leaning back on my basic knowledge and training, being creative without being too bold, as my kitchen tools and ingredients are much more limited than at home.
The biggest part of eating well on a vacation, is to source out good local food. I will generally begin this process before we travel, searching for farmer’s markets or local farms, Health food stores or best traveller store reviews. My husband is a lot more bold than I am with new people, so he’s great to have on holiday (for many many reasons ), as he’s pretty breezy about chatting up the locals to find out where we can get our hands on some organic fruits & veggies and if there’s anywhere to find fresh fish.
When putting meals together, I tend to rely on a few staples, although it will depend what’s in season wherever we are. Avocados tend to be easy to find in the warmer climates, limes, garlic & tomatoes, too. Once I know I can put together some easy guac, than the doors open up for lots of meals & snacks.
I’ve been making guacamole for as long as I can remember being capable in the kitchen. It has gotten better over the years, I must admit. For me, guacamole tends to be a little of this and a little of that, mash it all up and give it a taste, kinda thing, but I thought I’d write a recipe out for those of you that don’t like to wing it or are still building your kitchen confidence. This one’s for you!
Easiest (Make it Anywhere) Guacamole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Category: Dip, Snacks, Appetizer, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
Cuisine: Vegan, Real food, Nutrient-dense
1 large, ripe avocado
Juice of 1 lime
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp minced red onion
1 medium tomato, diced
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper
In a small-medium sized bowl, mash avocado and lime juice with a fork.
Add garlic, onion, tomato and spices and mash further with a fork.
Our favourite dishes with Guac? Fish tacos, veggie burritos, guac & chips, baked yams with guac, morning eggs’n guac, and layered guac’n bean dip. Be creative. Or don’t. But do try this Guac recipe, it’s a hit every time!