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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 jalepeľo 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 jalepeľo 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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