I took Posetta Baddog for a two hour trot on the Heath this afternoon after a morning of emptying boxes and breathing in the heady fumes of damp linen and clothes trapped in a cross-Atlantic container since December.
When I returned her to lil’sis nicely exhausted and ready for a kip, I found sis in the same condition. So I knocked up a quick reviving snack for her from the fridge with a couple of avocados that were about to go over. There’s a zillion ways to make guacamole, and I’m not pretending that this is either the echt version or even the version I make at home (mine has red onion), but it’s still delicious. And, best of all it takes maybe three minutes. Sold? I knew you would be.
Take two large avocados (or four of those baby ones), halve & scoop out the flesh into a mortar (or a bowl). Add a dash of hot sauce (Tabasco is good, but even Siracha would work), a squeeze of lime (or lemon), a good pinch of salt and one chopped tomato (I used three cherry tomatoes, and have been known to use a spoon of good salsa in emergencies). Pound it all together with the pestle & mortar (or with the back of a fork in a bowl.) That’s it.
Eat with chips – or crudities if you are being healthy. And keep it away from the dog. Who sat at my feet squeaking the entire time I was making this.
Lil’sis has a Joseph Joseph obsession, and has pretty much all their clever kitchen accessories in that perky shade of green. The mortar above is her Joseph Joseph Orb Pestle & Mortar. It’s a great medium size for grinding spices and making dips.