:: Avocado Lime and Tobasco Salsa

July 29, 2008 at 12:46 pm 8 comments

I’m so totally in Summer mode at the moment!  Especially after the weekend- we had great weather for the whole trip up through the Burren and up the coast towards Galway.  I was really blown away by some of the scenery, but less so by the food on offer.  Unfortunately I didn’t have time to look up any great places to eat, so we ended up eating dinner at a pub in Doolin, mainly due to most of the restaurants being fully booked.  I was hoping for some really solid pub grub, but unfortunately, the seafood platter was less than impressive and the sides for all the mains were basically soggy coleslaw!  There were two guide recommended restaurants in the village, so next time I’ll be sure to book ahead!

Here’s a few little foodie related links, I’ve come across over the last few days:

  1. Tasty Planner One of the best sites I’ve come across which features a meal planner.  You can drag and drop recipes into a meal planner which in turn adds the ingredients to a shopping list.  Very handy!
  2. Cake WrecksThis is not for the faint hearted, basically a blog full of weird and freaky cakes, say goodbye to your afternoon!
  3. Food Blogger Deals with Legal IssuesA really interesting post about recipe rights and copyright issues- well worth a read for bloggers.
  4. Messy ChefA brand new Irish Food blogger!  Check it out!

Today’s recipe involves no cooking and is basically all prep, it’s a zingin’ little salsa to go with tortilla chips, for quick munching!

Adjust the quantity of ingredients to your own taste, use less Tabasco sauce if you want a milder mix.

Avocado, Lime and Tabasco Salsa

  1. 1 Ripe Avocado.
  2. The Juice of one Lime.
  3. 1 Tsp of Tabasco Sauce.
  4. 1/2 a Red Onion.
  5. 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil.
  6. A Good pinch of Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper.

Cut the avocado lengthways, and remove the stone.  Scoop out the green flesh and chop finely, but don’t worry too much, it all turns a bit mushy when you add the rest of the ingredients.   Add to a small bowl. Chop the red onion finely and add to the Avocado.  Mix together the rest of the ingredients with the onion and avocado to your desired consistency, and that’s it!  Enjoy!

-Sorry the photo’s are a bit crap today!


Entry filed under: avocado, lime, salsa, sidedish, tabasco.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Messy-Chef  |  July 29, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Wow. Great blog, love the design. Thanks for the mention, decent of you, very much appreciated.

  • 2. Donal  |  July 29, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Hey there! Yeah I found you through Gastronom.ie yesterday love what your doing! Funny you should mention the design- I was aiming towards something similar to what you have with the notepaper on the posts! Got the idea from http://www.webdesignerwall.com which has a really cool design- Though blogger and my technical skills got in the way!

  • 3. Darius T. Williams  |  July 29, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    You know…those look really good! Except, I don’t like avocado…it tastes like soap.pics aren’t crappy – they’re nice.-DTWhttp://www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

  • 4. Natasha  |  July 29, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    mmm, yum! I never quite know what to do with avocado, but this seems like a great idea!

  • 5. Donal  |  July 30, 2008 at 7:43 am

    DTW- hahaha not exactly the flavour I was going for but hey! I just wasn’t happy with them!Natasha- I know I’m the same- the recipe came out of saving a just about to go off avocado! So it’s a good use!

  • 6. Leah  |  August 1, 2008 at 2:44 am

    All of your recipes look so delish, love the photography and web design. You seem to like to use Tabasco, have you ever tried Tapatio or Chalula? They are smoother (less vinegary), really lovely hot sauces. We carry bottles with us when we travel for those ‘hot sauce emergencies.’

  • 7. Donal  |  August 5, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Hey Leah- Thanks! You got me I have a soft spot for hot sauce! But I haven’t tried either of those- I must keep an eye out for both on my next shop! 🙂

  • 8. Kat  |  January 26, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Hey! Am totally in love with your blog…I was wondering if you’ve ever tried using jalapeño pepper(s) in your guacamole instead of tabasco for the heat? I’m a big fan of hot sauce and whatnot too but find that for a more collaborative flavor and heat in guacamole, jalapeños are the best.


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