This is my first time to join WifeSpeaks’ Foodie Wednesday and it’s all about aphrodisiacs.
The ancient list of aphrodisiac includes the avocado fruit. To the Azrecs, the avocado tree was called “ahuacuati” meaning “testicle tree,” as a pair hanging from it resembles a man’s testicles (pardon me). And probably the color wahaha! I remember laughing out loud when I read Batjay’s Facebook comments regarding his b*tlog brown kayumanggi color (pardon me again!).
Kidding aside, I never liked the fruit. As a young kid with an avocado tree in our yard, I hated its creamy, sticky-chewy texture. It took me a lifetime and living in NZ to like it. Now I love it spread on toast with eggs, and of course… nothing beats warm, salty tortilla chips with guacamole!
Our neighbor gave me a pair and I made my first ever guacamole.
1 ripe avocado, refrigerated for at least half a day
1 tbsp minced red onion
1 tbsp lemon juice
A dash of freshly ground pepper
1 small tomato, deseeded, pulp removed and chopped
Cut avocados in half and remove the seed. Scoop out avocado meat and mash with a fork. Add all the ingredients and mix. Serve immediately. Think chips YUM with sour cream!
If you want to serve this a little later, keep the tomatoes separate until ready to serve. And if you’re thinking about a romantic dinner, you may wanna have less onions. You could also add chili for extra zing.