My dad is the biggest world's champion of traditional Slovak food and cuisine, and of course, I'm his biggest oponent. I have always found it too heavy, with too much meat and too little inventivity. Plus, when I left for France a few years back, I couldn't cook a single meal, so I had to start from scratch. I never went back to Slovak basics, and that's why I'll probably never cook a meal in my life that my dad will be happy about. Fortunately there is still my mom who is always happy to sample my culinary experiments (I think the thing she loves the most is when it's someone else who cooks!). Last night I decided to introduce her to a few Mexican staples: homemade guacamole and tortillas. It was such a fun way to end a long day of work, and all we missed were two glasses of perfectly chilled margarita. Next time!
* 2 avocados
* 1 lime, juiced
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp ground cumin
* 1 chilli pepper
* 1 small red onion, diced
* 1 minced garlic clove
* 5-6 cherry tomatoes
1. Peel avocados and cut them in cubes.
2. Toss them with the lime juice, so that the cubes are all coated.
3. Mash the avocados, add salt, cumin and minced chilli pepper.
4. Fold in diced onions and garlic, then add tomatoes.
5. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour, then serve with tortilla chips or tortillas.
Homemade tortilla chips
You'll need (16 chips):
* tortillas (I used tomato ones, that' why they are so brown in the end)
* olive oil
1. Cut the tortillas in triangles (8 triangles from each tortilla).
2. Coat their both sides with olive oil, place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and sprinkle with salt.
3. Bake in the oven preheated to 180°C for 7-8 minutes.
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