In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I share with you the recipe for my specialty of the house: Shaka-Molè!
We are lucky to have the most bountiful and beautiful, creamy, buttery, giant avocados so believe me when I say, we use them for everything from sauces to desserts. Our favorite by far though is the luscious, tangy and spicy Guacamole known lovingly by friends and family as Shaka-Molè!
The key here is fresh organic ingredients and of course ripe avocados!
How to check for ripeness - avocado should be firm but not hard, if you press on the narrow tip of it the skin should press in and then spring back out leaving a hollow space where you pressed.
-1/2 cup fresh Cilantro
-1 large jalapeño
-8 grape or cherry tomatoes (I do not always add these but lately they have been great)
-2 garlic cloves minced with a dash of sea salt to release flavor
-1/2 red onion
-juice of two or three limes (to taste and juicy-ness)
-Salt and Pepper to taste
*note* save the seed of one avocado and add to finished guacamole bowl to preserve freshness and green color.
Mash all ingredients together with a fork, leave a few lumps for texture. refrigerate or serve immediately with hot chips, warm tortillas or crunchy veggies!
Don't be suprised when the Shaka-Molè dissapears!
Happy Cinco De Mayo, and make sure to dance a salsa or two for exercise!!
I will be serving this with grilled veggies, green plantain tortillas and a spicy black bean salad! Let me know if you are interested in seeing a post on any of those recipes! Happiness to me is dancing, cooking, spending time with loved ones and truly embracing everyday and every excuse to fiesta!!!