I think I have a flair for twisting any kind of food into Asian style. It’s hard not to because (well) I am totally Asian 🙂 Another reason is because I am trying to persuade my family & friends, in Thailand, to like my cooking. My parents & my 82-year-old aunt, for example, don’t like western food; they would rather have noodle or rice than pasta or steak. They would rather have watermelon than chocolate. They would rather have curry than foie gras. They would rather have fried banana than cake. Need I go on? In a way, I think I am trying to tell them through my blog that they will be OK foodwise if they ever come visit me. 🙂
Anyway, this asian style guacamole alone is super healthy. It’s vegetarian, vegan, and yes it’s raw. Depending on the side dish you serve it with, this guac can totally be as healthy as you want it to be. But you know me, of course, I would serve this asian style guacamole with chicharrones. Why? because it tastes so good together, and because I can 🙂
asian style guacamole (serve with or without chicharrones)
- 4 ripe avocados
- 6 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
- 4 small French radishes, sliced
- 1-2 Chinese eggplants
- 2 small shallots, sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1-2 Thai chillies, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 (40 g.) Daikon (white radish), sliced
- 2 teaspoon lemongrass paste
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- pepper, to taste
- mint to garnish
To make the dressing, mix lemon juice, lemongrass paste, agave nectar, shallots, garlic salt & pepper in the big bowl; taste & adjust to your liking (if needed).
Since the avocados & Chinese eggplants will turn brown after you cut into them, I only cut them after my dressing is ready. Quartered, unseeded & sliced Chinese eggplants directly into the dressing bowl. Cut & scoop out avocados directly into the dressing bowl, and mix well. Make sure that all avocado & Chinese eggplants are coated with the dressing; this will prevent them from turning brown.
Add the rest of the ingredients, and garnish with mint. 🙂
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