Dougie’s to-die-for Guacamole

My very grown-up and wonderful six year old nephew Dougie had dinner at my house a few nights ago and earnestly recited a recipe from memory that he had seen being made (on Playschool) and that he thought I might like. 

More than anything I loved the fact he gave me a recipe. One that he thought very hard about and carefully remembered. 

Doug: Auntie Fi, I have a recipe for you. I think you should make it.

Me: Fantastic, Dougo! What is it?

Doug: Avocado dip. Here's how you make it. Mash one avocado up. Chuck in some cream cheese.

Me: (interrupting) Cream cheese, are you sure? Not sour cream?

Doug: (thoughtful for a good minute) No Auntie Fi. It's cream cheese. Then chop a tomato up really small, and chuck that it. Yep, that's it. Avocado. Cream cheese. Tomato.

Me: Dougo, you're excellent.

Doug: (shy smile)

He's the best.

So here's Doug's Avocado dip.


Now to be strictly honest, I added a couple of things. I really didn't think he'd mind, and if you were making it just for kids I'd stick with Doug's. But I was making this for Adam and I, so here's what I put in:

Doug's Avocado Dip (with a couple of extra bits)

1 large ripe avocado
1 tablespoon light cream cheese
1 ripe tomato, de-seeded, finely chopped
salt and pepper
juice of one lemon
1/2 cup finely chopped chives

Thanks Doug. You're excellent.


PS Here's a wee pic of Doug and his brother Jim. It's an oldie (I think 2 years old now) but a goodie. Photo by Owen Beckinsale, lovely brother-in-law, Dad of future foodie.


(Thanks Suze.)


2 Comments on “Dougie’s to-die-for Guacamole

Alex N
July 27, 2009 at 7:44 pm

This looks great – I think my kids would prefer it the grown up way! Our fab guacamole recipe is: avocado, lime juice, coriander, salt & pepper. A la Ballymaloe cook book. Yum.

Suzie B
July 27, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Ohh… lime juice mmm… I’ll make that suggestion to Doug (thanks Alex!).
The funny thing was that he hadn’t mentioned the recipe to me- he was saving it for Auntie Fi!!


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