This tasty and nutritious snack also makes a lovely starter. The guacamole makes a great sandwich filler, and you could also add prawns or crab and lettuce. Or maybe just use the guacamole as a dip with pitta fingers and vegetable sticks.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; chop using bridge/claw safely; snip herbs with scissors; mash; use a citrus squeezer/zester; use the hob (with adult supervision); garnish and decorate.
Knife, chopping board, jug, kettle, medium mixing bowl, toaster.
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 2 medium tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped
- 2 small avocados, halved, stoned and peeled
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 small handful of fresh coriander, chopped
- Black pepper
- 4 slices of brown bread, crusts removed
- 4 sprigs of fresh coriander, to garnish
- Prepare the tomatoes by making a cross with a knife on the stalk end of the tomato, place in boiling water for 30 seconds, remove and peel. After peeling de-seed and chop.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and avocados to the mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients (except the bread and garnish).
- Combine the mixture well with a fork until you have a rough puree of dipping consistency, with a few pieces of avocado still apparent.
- Toast the bread, then halve diagonally and arrange on plates.
- Top each piece of toast with some guacamole and garnish with a coriander sprig.
So thinking about Guacamole Toasts ...
Avocados are a good source of a range of vitamins (C, E and B6), minerals and fibre. They are high in calories and fat, but the type of fat they contain is considered to be a ‘healthy’ fat (monounsaturated fat).
Tomatoes contain plenty of vitamins and minerals. They also contain lycopene, a type of antioxidant which can help protect us against certain diseases.
Bread is a good source of complex carbohydrates which gives us energy. It is also a good source of fibre and B vitamins.
|-||Energy||701kJ / 168kcal||8%|
per 120g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 584kJ / 140kcal
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