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DIY Guacamole Bar (Toddler Chef-Friendly)

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Toddler boss has been eating some variation of guacamole since was about 8 months old. Our first version was simply mashed avocados and pureed mangos. Somewhere between 1 and 2 years old, she graduated to our easy mango guacamole recipe. 

Now that she's 3, and her palate has grown, we've gotten more creative with a DIY guacamole bar that we feature during Taco Tuesdays. It's such a great family activity because everyone gets to make their own custom creations.

DIY Guacamole Bar

To create your own DIY guacamole bar, start with the basics: ripe avocados, limes and salt and pepper. I generally allot 1 avocado per person.

Next, prepare a variety of mix-ins (see our list below for inspiration), and place them in individual bowls. The rest is just improvisation mix-and-mash. No measurements, no stress. Everyone gets to add little (or a lot) of their faves, mix and mash away!

Guacamole with Mango and Shrimp

My favorite combo: Mango-Shrimp-Onion-Cilantro-Queso Fresco Guacamole


RECOMMENDED AGES:
 
12+ months.  Click here to download our easy baby food reference chart to keep track of what foods you can introduce to your baby and when. 

SUGGESTED PAIRING:  Make while your little one is wearing the Burpa Bib in Lime Time

OUR FAVORITE MIX-INS:

  • Chopped cooked shrimp (I lightly season fresh shrimp with the tequila lime blend from Whole Foods and then sauté in olive oil)
  • Black beans (cooked and drained)
  • Chopped mangos
  • Chopped red onions
  • Grilled corn
  • Diced fire-roasted tomatoes (canned)
  • Cotija cheese or queso fresco 
  • Chopped cilantro

Others on our list to try:

  • Bell Peppers
  • Cumin
  • Garlic
  • Pico de gallo 
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate
  • Salsa

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a medium bowl, add avocados and selected mix-ins (start with less than you think you want, and you can always add more after you taste it).

2. Squeeze fresh lime juice throughout the mixture.

3. Mix well, and mash ingredients together using a masher or mortar and pestle.

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Share if you dare or keep your lovely concoction all to yourself! 

 

Riche Holmes GrantHey Haute Mamas! I'm Riche Holmes Grant, a modern mom + mompreneur who designs smart + stylish products that make your mommy gig easier. 

When I'm not busy taking orders from my toddler boss, I'm contributing to MarthaStewart.com or in the kitchen whipping up delicious baby + toddler gourmet creations in my BambiniWare Apronini.

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I live in the Washington, DC area with my husband and daughter. Follow our adventures on Instagram via @BambiniWare!



 

 

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