Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Guacamole and Pomagrantes

Avocados are now in season, what a wonderful time of year, it makes up for the loss of the peaches and other delicious summer fruits. I do find the winter fare of oranges, apples and pears slightly boring after a month.

But Avocados I never get bored of, with the added bonus of now knowing someone who owns a great big tree - FULL of fruit, the blessing I have are countless.

This Sunday was the South African Food Bloggers Conference and as with all great conferences, we all left with bags full goodies from very generous sponsors.

As an added bonus, I got to sit the table with the owners of Verlaque Fine Foods. Wonderful people, with a wonderful product which they are really passionate about and rightly so.

I had bought their Persian Pomegranate Concentrate, from Woolworths. I've been "playing around" with it for a while, splashing it in tuna salad, adding it to vinaigrettes but never really getting the full value of the sublime tartness,  I then got this great tip from the owner - try in guacamole!

Guacamole with Persian Pomegranate Concentrate

1 Ripe Avocado (peeled and stone removed)
¼ Fresh Green chili chopped (optional)
1 Handful of Parsley (roughly chopped)
10ml Verlaque Fine Foods Persian Pomegranate Concentrate
Salt to taste

Mash the Avocado with a fork - don't over mash, you don't want puree.
Add the other ingredients and mix.
Drizzle a little extra concentrate over the top, it's really delicious.
Serve with biscuits, pita or as a vegetable dip.


Nina Timm said...

Divine, Rose! Glad you liked the conference!q

lavender & lime said...

great, another way for me to use the lovely product - have a super day :)

browniegirl said...

They are just the nicest people. Would've loved to sit with them too. I am so glad you enjoyed the day!! This looks delicious. I am enjoying playing around with my Verlaque products xx

Marisa said...

Great tip! I too love avo's - in any form. *Heading to woolies*

Kit said...

Now I know what to do with mine - I think I got a balsamic reduction with pomegranate in my goodie bag. I love avo season too and I can't wait for oranges to come in, I'm running out of marmalade.

Jeanne @ CookSister! said...

Mmmm, sounds awesome (and I love the Salticrax in the picture!!) The lady from Verlaque was wonderful & I'm sorry we dd not get more time to chat. Fab meeting YOU at the CTFBC too!!

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