Guacamole for French Fridays with Dorie? Why, yes! Apparently it is quite common in France, especially Paris. Who knew? One thing I have learned through this FFWD journey is that French home cooking is just as “melting pot” as American home cooking.
This was a delicious guacamole recipe. There were instructions to make it smooth or chunky. As you can see from the pictures I opted for chunky. The ingredient list includes lime zest and juice, chopped cilantro, chopped red onion, diced jalapeno, grape tomatoes, diced red bell pepper, and (duh!) avocados. The only change I made was to use only half the lime juice, which I found to be more than enough.
We ate most of the guacamole with blue corn tortilla chips, but we saved a bit of it to top beef fajitas for our main course.
The best part about this guacamole was that I made it on the first night of vacation! Guacamole is always good, but it is even better on vacation.
We stayed for several nights at Lake Almanor in Northeastern California. The lake was fun, but the highlight of our trip (besides the delicious guacamole) was a day trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park was beautiful and interesting – a fun time was had by all!
Lassen Peak from the “Devastated Area”: