Everything is Better with Guacamole! Mexican Inspired Family Dinner Fiesta

Summer Series 1 - Week 3




Guacamole is one of the best, secretly healthy foods to get your kids hooked on. Avocados are a super food packed with nutrients and Omega-3's, and they somehow make you feel less guilty about handing your children a bowl full of chips. Some dishes that are popular in Mexico still today include: Chilaquiles, Pozole, Tacos al Pastor, Tostadas, Chiles en Nogada, Enchiladas, and Tamales, all of which pair nicely with lime and cilantro rice, guacamole, or refried beans.


Today we are going to teach you how simple it is to make homemade Fajitas and guacamole.


Recipe: Fajitas & Guacamole


Ingredients

  • 8-10 inch corn tortillas

  • 1-2 lbs of meat (depending on the spice packet used)

  • 1 Red, Green, and Yellow Bell Pepper (each)

  • 1 Medium Yellow or WhitePepper

  • 1 Spice packet (El Paso, McCormick, or Ortega)

  • 2 Avocados

  • Cilantro

  • 1 Lemon or lime

  • Garlic

  • Sea Salt

  • Pepper

  • Red Pepper Flakes

  • Olive oil

  • Shredded Mexican Cheese

  • Sour Cream (optional)

  • Tortilla chips for the guacamole.

Guacamole Directions



  1. Start by removing the avocado from its skin, and taking out the pit in the center. Below is a video with instructions on how to do this, but this is definitely a step for the adults to do, not the kids. Use knife safety skills and always point the knife away from your body. https://youtu.be/eGd6GfHG77I

  2. Put bot avocados in a medium to large size bowl.

  3. Mash the avocados using a potato masher until most of the lumpiness is gone.

  4. Slice up 2 tablespoons of cilantro, or more if you'd like.

  5. Add the cilantro to the avocados.

  6. Crack about 1 teaspoon of cracked pepper and sea salt, or add more to taste.

  7. Squeeze a half of a lemon or a lime into the bowl.

  8. Mix thoroughly and place in the fridge while you start the fajit