2 medium size ripe avocados,
peeled, seeded and sliced
Tbsp. fresh lemon or lime
cloves garlic, minced
drops hot pepper sauce
medium size fresh tomato,
Tbsp fresh parsley or cilantro,
in a medium size bowl, drizzle with lemon juice and mash with a
Add remaining ingredients
and mix well.
Serve right away.
as dip for chips or just
spread on sandwiches.
TIP: Mix a little of Italian
dressing with Tomato Guacamole and you will have a fresh testing salad
dressing in seconds.
|Did You Know?
was a pioneer in growing tomatoes, beginning in 1809. He grew large
ribbed "Spanish" tomatoes. Jefferson's daughters left numerous recipes
that involved tomatoes, including gumbo soups, cayenne-spiced tomato
soup, green tomato pickles, tomato preserves, and tomato omelettes.
Tomatoes were purchased in 1806 for Presidential dinners. Randolph's The
has seventeen recipes for tomatoes, including gazpacho, gumbo, and
catsup. In an 1824 speech before the Albemarle Agricultural Society,
Jefferson's son-in-law, Thomas Mann Randolph discussed the
transformation of Virginia farming due to the introduction of new
crops. He mentioned how tomatoes were virtually unknown ten years
earlier, but by 1824 everyone was eating them because they believed
they kept one's blood pure in the heat of summer."
|Fruit or Vegetable?
the matter of whether a tomato is a
fruit or vegetable, the discrepancy between botany's designation (it's
a fruit) and popular opinion (it's a vegetable) has caused some amusing
results. In 1887,
U.S. tariff laws which imposed a duty
on vegetables but not on fruits caused the tomato's status to become a
matter of legal importance. The U.S. Supreme Court
settled this controversy in 1893,
declaring that the tomato is a vegetable, along with cucumbers,
using the popular definition which classifies vegetables in how they
are used: they are generally served with dinner and not dessert