Being our first year in SLC, I'm new to gardening in this high desert soil. Really I'm still new to gardening in general, but I love getting in the dirt and experimenting. This year I planted a good variety of flowers, fruits, and veggies, but my favorites have definitely been my tomatoes. They are like little candies on the vine.
On another note, I also love guacamole. I don't think I can grow a fruit producing avocado tree in these parts, but I can certainly grow the other ingredients that go in it. My hubs is not a fan of guacamole, at all *SHOCK*, and I usually get to have his portion and mine when we eat at any mexi-restaurants. Yet I had an inkling this time might be different, and I was correct. He downed half the bowl and proclaimed this this best guacamole ever. You can decide for yourself, but it's been a major hit in our house.
|Heirloom Tomato Plants|
|Cherry Tomato Plants|
|Tart Ripe Tomatillos|
Spicy Tomatillo Guacamole
Chop and puree, the following ingredients together:
1/4 Large Sweet Onion
3 Cloves Garlic
1 Small Habanero
Juice from 1 Small Lime
1 Tsp. Salt
Mash all ingredients and salt to taste. If you end up with too much tomatillo puree, save some for a later date with another avocado.
Dip with your favorite chopped veggies (crisp cucumbers are delish) or organic corn chips. I also made veggie tacos by filling warm corn tortillas with the guacamole, refried black beans, and sliced cucumbers.