It is a little bit of a crime to call this a recipe, as there is not much to it and I’m sure anyone could have come up with it in an instant, but this is my most favourite spread. I love avocados and this is so simple with everyday ingredients that I can make it anytime I want without planning and preparation. I’m sure every vegan has a list of these little gems that they throw together when they’re really hungry and need something quick that doesn’t involve chopping or a lot of cleaning afterwards. This isn’t a fancy spread but I have served it at lunches and people love it. I think this comes from how simple it is and how present the avocado is. This is a perfect little combination of creamy (avocado), nutty (avocado), sweet (sweet chilli sauce), tangy and sour (lime), salty (salt and pepper) and hot (depending on how hot your sweet chilli is and whether you add the hot sauce).
My favourite avocado is the hass avocado and the one I use in this recipe (how common!) but I think it has a nuttier creamier taste. This recipe is all about convenience, so considering Hass avocados are today the most common and produce fruit year-round which accounts for 80% of cultivated avocados in the world, it’s pretty convenient.
Did you know that:
All Hass avocado trees have been grown from seeds (or were grafted from the cuttings) of a single tree which was grown from a seed purchased in 1926.
The mother tree died when it was 76 years old and was cut down on 11 September 2002 after a ten-year fight with root rot.
This is best served liberally in a big heap on your favourite piece of fresh homemade bread.
1 hass avocado (or avocado of choice)
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
1 tsp lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
Small dash of hot sauce (optional)
These are suggested quantities but really it’s best to add and taste till you get the flavours you want. Just remember to go little by little as avocado has a subtle taste which you don’t want to loose by adding to much lime juice or chilli sauce.
|1.||Scoop out all the flesh from the avocado into a bowl. Mash the flesh with a fork (you could also use a potato masher but I like to use a fork so there are still some chunks of avocado left). Mash until it is the consistency you like and then add stir in the sweet chilli sauce and lime juice tasting as you go. Then add and stir in the dash of hot sauce, if using and season to taste.|
- This dip can be served on bread, a cracker or anything. It is a great dip or spread for when you can’t be bothered or have no time to make guacamole!
Vegan MoFo 2010 Day 28
This post uses material from the Wikipedia article Hass Avocado.