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Maya's abuela - her grandmother
Muy Rico! - Very delicious!

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Here's what you will need to make it:

  • 1/2 tomato diced

  • 1/4 cup diced white onion

  • salt

  • salsa

  • an avocado

  • tortilla chips

  • fresh jalepe´┐Żo finely diced

  • mixing bowl

  • fork

  • knife

Here's what you have to do:

1. Check with a grown-up and wash your hands before starting this.

2. Guacamole is made out of mashed avocados - a fruit that grows on trees in tropical climates. Maya's abuela (abuela means grandmother in Spanish) learned this from her abuela, Maya's great-great-grandma.

3. To start, carefully slice an avocado in half, twist each half in opposite directions. You can tell if the avocado is ripe when it's a little soft. If you're not allowed to use a knife, make sure you have a grown-up cut the avocado.

4. Remove the big pit in the middle of the avocado and scoop out the green stuff into a bowl.

5. Mash the avocado with a fork until it's smooth.

6. Add the diced tomato, chopped onion, and a little bit of salt.

7. Maya's abuela says that if you want some "zing" in your guacamole, you can also add some salsa or chopped jalepe´┐Żo pepper.

8. Now eat your guacamole with some chips!

9. It's muy rico! That means very delicious in Spanish.

10. By the way, don't throw out your avocado pit! You can grow a tree from it!

11. Wash the pit and stick four toothpicks around its middle. The toothpicks should look like an X if you look at them from the top.

12. Balance the pit over a glass of water, with the large part of the pit under the water level.

13. Stick it on a sunny windowsill.

14. Once the pit grows roots and two sets of leaves, plant it in soil. You'll have a nice avocado plant!

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