Monday, October 4, 2010

Tomatoes in the Garden and Spicy Tomatillo Guacamole

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

Red Beauty

Cherry Tomato Plants

Yellow Sweetness

Tomatillo Plants

Tart Ripe Tomatillos

Spicy Tomatillo Guacamole

Chop and puree, the following ingredients together:
5 Tomatillos
1/4 Large Sweet Onion
3 Cloves Garlic
1 Small Habanero
Juice from 1 Small Lime
1 Tsp. Salt

2 Avocados

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.    


  1. Who DOESN'T love a good guacamole.
    This looks delicious.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yum! I love guacamole, my husband and I now have to have our own bowls or we fight over it. He wasn't a fan until I had made homemade. Thanks for your recipe to try. Will let you know what the judge thinks.

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