As Lemony Snicket might say, if you like tidy, easy to clean meals, turn back now. If you’re a brave soul and not afraid of a little mess, please continue on.
It’s St. Patrick’s Day today and so a little something green seemed extra appropriate for dinner! As always, we use what we have available to us. Tonight we made simple and easy “Guacamole Cabbage Rolls.”100% vegan and organic, this recipe took about ten minutes and just a handful of ingredients.
-2 large cabbage leaves
-1 whole avocado
-Sm. pinch of fresh cilantro, about 1/2 tsp. minced
- Rinse your cabbage leaves and remove from the head. Steam gently, covered until very soft.
- While leaves are steaming, mince your cilantro and onion and toss into a bowl. Dice your tomato into a size appropriate your your little one’s age and add to the bowl.
- Halve the avocado, removing the pit, and add the full avocado into the bowl. Sprinkle with cumin. Mash with a fork until avocado is smooth throughout and other ingredients are well blended.
- Spoon your mixture into the cabbage leaves and roll closed, using a bit of the mixture to help seal the edge closed (this won’t matter too much, baby will likely tear apart any semblance of what it once was).
The unwritten step 6? Bathe. Immediately. The baby, I mean. And maybe the curtains and the cat.
My little darling devoured this, but certainly couldn’t eat the full amount I made. 1-1.5 rolls was more like what she was able to eat. Make more or less depending on baby’s age and appetite! One whole avocado fit two leaves perfectly, so feel free to adjust recipe accordingly.
As a final note, I want to add some additional ideas for this recipe. Typically, guacamole is made with garlic and chili powder also. I couldn’t find my garlic today (probably buried beneath the bananas somewhere) and I didn’t feel at 9 months the baby needed the added spice of chili powder to her little tummy. If you have a toddler or are comfortable with it, give a little dash of that a try! A small amount of turmeric might be a nice addition too. Use organic spices where you’re able (more on why another time)!
I’ll leave you here for now, but only after spamming you with adorable messy baby pictures. It is my blog after all, so I can do that. 😀