Getting kids in the kitchen and preparing food is a great way celebrate holidays, introduce new flavors, and have fun. Toddlers can have a great time helping in the kitchen. With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner one way to get your kids involved in the making of your delicious Mexican feast is to have them make the guacamole. Since guacamole a traditional Mexican dish that is made of mashed avocado it’s a great kid friendly thing to make.
2 Ripe Avocados
1 diced Roma tomato
3 tablespoons diced onion
1 tablespoon minced cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt (Use more or less depending on your taste)
Juice of 1 lime (about 1-2 tablespoons)
How to make Guacamole
Prepare the tomato, onion, and cilantro and set aside. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit, and score it to make cubes then scoop out the now cubed insides into a medium bowl.
Now it’s time for your little one to get involved in the guacamole making. Hand over the bowl of avocado and utensil for mashing. We like to use a potato masher or our Pampered Chef mix n’ masher although a fork could work depending the age and ability of your kids. Once the avocado is mashed have your child add the tomato, onion, and cilantro to the bowl. Add the Lime juice into the bowl. It’s up to you if you would like to juice the lime yourself or if you would like to have your little one give it a shot. Have your little chef give everything a good stir to evenly combine the ingredients. Mix in salt to taste. Make sure to have some tortilla chips or sliced veggies on hand to give the guacamole a taste test.
If you are looking for a fun way to try some Mexican flavors at your next dinner this Mexican Burger recipe is fantastic, and homemade guacamole is a great burger topping too!
What is your families favorite way to enjoy guacamole?