In Israel and well all over the western east, avocado season has arrived. Plump, green avocados are grown from the north of Israel down to Jaffa in the center, all the way to agricultural communities in the southern Negev, such as Neot Semadar.
It is both a local favorite and a major national export. In 2010 the pear-shaped green fruit’s sales reached one-third of all the fruit sold in Europe, according to a Wall Street Journal article dedicated to Israeli produce exporters Agrexco.
Here’s a seasonal recipe for springtime in Israel, a guacamole that tastes like California:
Best guacamole recipe for the Middle East tastebuds
Garlic salt (we like a lot, but you don’t have to overdo it.) Or fresh garlic, even better
A dash of salt
Some mayo for creaminess
Chunks of white onion and tomato
A spoon or two of salsa if you want to add a spicy kick
Enjoy your guacamole!