Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sneaky Kiwi Guacamole

I love a challenge, particularly when it comes to cooking. Sometimes the best challenges come in the form of contests that I enter.

In this case, it was a Kitchen Play contest sponsored by ZESPRI kiwi fruit. The deal with these contests is that you have to recreate/revise/riff on a recipe that another blogger created for the month's menu, using the sponsor's product.

In this case, the recipe was for the appetizer course and it was a bruschetta with kiwi and avocado.

The more I thought about kiwi and avocado, the more it sounded like the perfect combo for a guacamole. I usually add a bit of lime juice to my guacamole. I figured that kiwi could play that some role.

I wasn't sure it would work, but oh yeah, it really worked. Really worked. The flavor of the kiwi was perfect in the guacamole.

The reason I named it "sneaky" is that the kiwi is about the same color as avocado and the texture is similar, so it's not like adding mango or some other fruit where there's a huge color contrast. Sure, you can see the little black seeds, but many people would assume they're some sort of spice. So, if you think avocado has too much fat ... hehe ... the kiwi helps reduce the fat per serving of guacamole.

Of course, if you eat the whole darned batch of it in one sitting, like I did, that's another story.

Sneaky Kiwi Guacamole

1 avocado
1 kiwi fruit
1 tablespoon finely diced onion
Pinch of salt

Slice the avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh into a bowl.

Peel the kiwi and dice. Add to the bowl with the avocado.

Add the onion and salt.

Stir well, breaking up the avocado as you go until it's the size you prefer.

Serve immediately.

1 comment:

Casey said...

Hi Donna,

What a great variation on the recipe at Kitchen PLAY! Love the idea of kiwi and avocado together, and your idea to apply it to guacamole is brilliant.

Thanks for playing and good luck with the giveaway!

Best,
Casey

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