This vegan guacamole recipe is super easy to make and tastes delicious. During our baby yoga sessions we talk about weaning and the importance of encouraging children to try lots of different flavours from a young age.
This guacamole is perfect as the avocado makes it nice and creamy whilst the basil and lime give it flavour. I love to add a couple of drops of tabasco sauce to mine which goes down a treat with my one year old!
However, when I made it for my baby yoga class to try I omitted the tabasco so as not too put any of the children off!
Avocados are fantastic for babies (over 6 months) and toddlers as they are very nutrient dense and have a high fat content which will help to fill them up. In addition the cream texture is usually a hit with most babies. I like my guacamole to be smooth but you can make it chunky which is a great way to encourage your baby to try new textures if you have started with purees.
You can buy guacamole from most supermarkets, however they often include preservatives and are filled out with other ingredients such as rice flour and salt. Personally I think it is so easy to make that I would never bother buying it, especially as most brands include milk based ingredients and vegan versions seem to be more expensive.
Guacamole isn’t just for babies either it works fantastically with my chicken fajitas recipe too.
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 lime (juice)
- 6 cherry tomatoes
- Small handful fresh basil
- Few drops Tabasco sauce (optional)
- Remove the skin and pip of the avocado
- Place the avocado in a blender with the tomatoes,basil and lime juice
- Blend until combined