My father in law has a big garden. I loooove that we get to go over for a visit, and then he sends us home with a bag fool of yummy home grown veggies!! I’ll be honest. I made this and took these pictures a month ago, and am just getting around to blogging the recipe-whoops! Hopefully, you can still get your hands on some kind of squash that is ok to eat raw, because this was amazing and a great way to sneak in some veggies/aka totally healthy! Ingredients
You can totally play with these measurements of ingredients. I honestly don’t even remember how much of what I used-sorry!! I sometimes just throw a bunch of ingredients in the Cuisinart, hope for the best, and then add a little more of this or that as needed. This time it worked! 🙂
- One medium to large yellow squash
- 2 Avocados
- 10 Cherry tomatoes
- 2 Baby onions, or about 1/3 cup diced
- 1/4 Teaspoon crushed garlic
- 4-5 fresh basil leaves (you could use the typical cilantro as well, but I love my Trader Joe’s $2.99 Basil plant! Mainly, because it’s still ALIVE! haha :))
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Juice from half of a lime (not necessary, but an added bonus)
- Cut off the ends of the yellow squash, cut into 1 inch slices and toss in the Cuisinart. I keep the skin on…
- Throw everything else in there and pulse a few times. The squash is the main thing that needs to be shredded first, everything else pulses up pretty quickly.
- Serve on top of any kind of grilled fish/meat, with chips, pitas, sweet potato or plantain chips. Really, you can do whatever you want with this!
This is best served right away. The liquid from the squash tends to leak out the longer it sits, which might not be so appealing to some if you make it too much ahead of time 🙂 I still ate leftovers the next day, but I really hate seeing food go to waste, and it still tasted yummy! You could probably use a lot of different veggies in this. Carrots, zucchini, eggplant (?? Not a big fan, but to each his own :)). The main goal is to slip some extra vitamin enriched goodness into something that everyone loves-guacamole!