Vietnamese people especially in the South love everything sweet, trust them to pimp up your food with lots of sugar. Tragically, I adore #shocker their Vietnamese Avocado smoothie – icy, velvety, luxurious and silky smooth. Blend this – sweetened condensed milk, milk, ice and avocado – this screams a true recipe for a disaster if you are suffering from diabetes. I vividly remember when I was studying in Melbourne, my Sri Lankans housemates culture shocked me with their mashed avocados with condensed milk, and they were not stingy with the amount of condensed milk being used. Wow, this is fierce – I suspect something Tyra Banks would never have approved!
Instead of getting dangerously sugar high on the avocado smoothie, I wanted something that is healthier and not sugarcoaty. So hey, why not guacamole? The avocados that were delivered to me from Lam Dong province were extremely not modest looking, the shape of it as you can see here are peculiarly lonnngggg! Lam Dong is a province which I’ve yet to visit, is located in a Central Highlands of Vietnam and unlike other provinces, it doesn’t share a border with other countries.
Dayuumnnn Lam Dong your avocados are damn long! However, they were quite delicious!
Simple chunky guacamole
Level: Super easy
1 large ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed
1 to 2 large avocados, ripe but not bruised
1 small red onion, minced
2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 green chili, deseeded and finely chopped
1 handful coriander leaves, roughly chopped
½ teaspoon of cumin powder
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 large lime
Cut avocados in half, remove the seed. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Roughly mash the avocados in a bowl with a fork, then add in a good squeeze of lime juice to sharpen the dish and to avoid the avocados from turning brown. Season with salt, pepper and cumin powder.
Gently combine the rest of the ingredients. Scatter the remaining coriander leaves and drizzle a bit of olive oil to the dish.
Serve with tortilla chips, smoked salmon, sandwiches, toast and whatever feels right!