Guacamole Istanbul style
I am lucky. Whenever my wife and I visit my in-laws near Mersin, my mother-in-law loads us down with crates of lemons, oranges, pomegranates, and my favorite- avacados fresh off the trees in their orchard.
My father-in-law eats avacados along with his breakfast, mixed with a little honey- I’m not yet sure yet what the rest of Turkey does with them but they’re very common in the supermarkets and vegetable markets here. I like them best mashed up to make guacamole, a Mexican dip eaten with corn chips. I went to Eminonu last week, bought a packet of kisnis seeds, planted them on Monday and am waiting for the leaves to grow. Also known as cilantro, corriander, or Chinese parsley you can’t make guacamole without it. So along with the kisnis, avacado, lemon, tomato, and onion I think I’ll have the start of a nice tequila margarita party just in time for the warm weather. Anyone want to try it? Having lived in Los Angeles for 15 years I’m practically an expert on Mexican food, and the finer art of tequila ; ).