Kids Make Homemade Guacamole (HPC: E29)

Guacamole is the perfect dip for veggies and we make it ALL the time! This recipe is not only a family favorite it’s the perfect chance to get the kids in the kitchen to practice different skills.

From letting little ones mash the avocado, to the big kids getting a chance to practice their knife skills: everyone can help with this recipe!

No time to watch the whole video? Here are the notes!

Homemade Guacamole Video Time Stamps

  • 0:07: Guacamole is a family favorite at our house! We love to dip carrots, cucumbers and other raw veggies in it. Did you know that when you eat raw vegetables it’s best to have a healthy fat along with them to help your body absorb the vitamins and minerals?

Guacamole is a great dip for carrots, cucumbers, and all our raw veggies. -Katie Kimball

  • 0:37: Paul cuts up the avocado. Here’s a trick: use a fork to scoop it out and mash the avocado as you remove it from the skin!
  • 1:00: It’s harder for little kids to mash an entire half of an avocado in a bowl so using a fork to scrape it out works really well.
  • 1:23: Paul adds the juice of a lime. You can use a lemon as well, but it will taste different and may be too much liquid. The acidity of the lime juice decreases browning of the avocado.
  • 1:53: We add an adobo seasoning and some salt. If it tastes a little dull or flat, you almost always need to add more salt. Taste as you go!

Don’t under salt your guac! -Paul

  • 3:34: Watch for some bloopers!

The Homemade Guacamole Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Tbs. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. adobo seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. Ask an adult to cut and pit the avocado.
  2. Mash the avocado using one of these ways:
    1. Use a fork or large spoon and scrape out a little bit at a time into a bowl (almost like you’re scraping ice off a car or forming a shape on a sand castle bit by bit). It’s easiest if you flip the utensil over, not the way you’d hold it to eat.
    2. Scoop into a bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher.
    3. Scoop all the avocado into a bowl with a spoon and use an immersion blender (hand blender) to whiz it up.
    4. Use a food processor.
  3. Stir in the lime (or lemon), adobo seasoning and salt. You might start with less juice at first, since you can always add more but you can’t take it out.
  4. Taste and add more seasoning if you’d like.
  5. Serve with chips and salsa, raw veggies (carrots, peppers, etc.) to dip, or with any Mexican meal.

Adobo Seasoning

  • 1 Tbs. + 1 tsp. Mexican oregano [or 1 Tbs. regular oregano]
  • 1 Tbs. cumin
  • 1 Tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbs. onion powder
  • 1 Tbs. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

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