Strawberry Guacamole and DIY Trough Pond

Friends, get the avocados cut or mashed, and add some diced strawberries, for this delightful Strawberry Guacamole, perfect for a Mexican feast! Thank you California Avocados, for helping me share this recipe with you, and sending me a box of deliciousness!

Strawberry Guacamole

I love the versatility of guacamole. You can add pineapple, black beans, strawberries, mango, cranberries, so many yummy additions to change up the flavor!

Serve it with chips, vegetables, as a side for Mexican dishes, in a wrap, on a sandwich … I don’t really need to tell you, right? Add strawberries? Yes! It’s sweet and savory, which we love!

Since I’m in purging mode, getting ready for our big move, I was thinning through our backyard photos, and came across these photos of our DIY Trough Pond that we put in a few years ago.

DIY Trough Pond

DIY Trough Pond

The inspiration came from wanting a water feature that would be low profile, next to our outdoor dining space, with a fountain, and lily pads, etc.

DIY Trough Pond

So we hired our friends’ sons to come and dig a deep hole. Mission accomplished! (We hired, because unlike this project that nearly killed my husband, (kidding), we learned to not do it all ourselves!)

DIY Trough Pond

We bought a large, oversized water trough, added a plastic liner (to make it last longer), and put a small water feature in.

DIY Trough Pond

Bought fish and water plants —which Haggis loved!

DIY Trough Pond

And it was lovely for our outdoor space! (Here’s another little DIY project that we did a few years back.)

DIY Trough Pond

I will miss our backyard greatly, but where we are going will have some nice surprises. (We won’t have a yard like this, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have one again one day, even though BIG yards are a lot of work!)

Not at all the same climate—different and new—and an adventure for sure!

Strawberry Guacamole

In the meantime, if you’re hosting a party sometime soon, and looking for a spin on guacamole, give this Strawberry Guacamole a try!

Strawberry Guacamole

Strawberry Guacamole

Ingredients:

  • 6 avocados, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup strawberries, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half (I use the yellow ones)
  • 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 diced seeded jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 1-2 lime juice & zest
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Gently mix all ingredients together and serve with your favorite chips.
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Strawberry Guacamole

DIY Trough Pond at Reluctant Entertainer

2 comments on “Strawberry Guacamole and DIY Trough Pond”

  1. Hmmmmm….I might have to take your word on the strawberries in guac. one of those things I just can’t wrap my mind around! LOL. I can’t wait to hear more of your adventure…it’s quite suspenseful with all your fun hints :) 

  2. You are killing me Sandy! So many hints…?

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