Hi blog friends! Alix here. We are super duper excited to be sharing our sailing adventures with you over the next couple of weeks and to give your our favorite guacamole recipe.
We will be sharing our tips for cooking on a sailboat, including all of our favorite sailing recipes and photos from our sailing trip. The first recipe we are sharing with you today is our sailboat guacamole recipe.
Last August, exactly one year ago, we went on a beautiful sailing trip with Hugo’s family. We left from Hyères, sailed around the South of France, to Italy and the Cinque Terre and to Corsica, then back to the South of France. It was my first time living on a sailboat for 2 straight weeks. It was quite the adventure! Hugo has been sailing with his family since he was little and was really excited to be sharing his love of sailing with me. Come take this trip with us!
There is nothing like the peace that comes from being out at sea, day after day and night after night, watching the sun rise and set and enjoying all of those serene moments in between. We do recommend, however, that you give careful thought to who you will be sailing with! A sailing trip involves very close quarters day after day and you want to make sure that you sail with friends or family who have complementary living habits and sailing lifestyles. We are really lucky because our family gets along really well, we’re all rather laid back and live together really well.
When sailing, it is important to plan the food you will bring on board and the meals you will make. Sometimes, depending on the weather, you may arrive in a port later than expected or have limited access to certain foods. We were sailing around the Mediterranean in August, so we were not too worried about the weather, but better safe than sorry. We made sure we had lots of water and dried foods on board just in case we found ourselves with limited access to fresh foods for a couple of days.
The longest times we spent on the boat without access to land (and food shops!) was when we spent the night crossing the water between Menton, France and Rapallo, Italy. From Portovenere (Cinque Terre, Italy) to Bastia, Corsica and from Calvi, Corsica to Porquerolles, France.
When cooking on a boat there are a few things to consider. Accessibility to fresh produce, how long you can keep food, the simplicity of the recipes you choose to make while sailing, a limited collection of cooking utensils on the boat and preparing energy rich foods that will help you stay awake when doing a large crossing. It is also harder to keep foods fresh when you are sailing because the higher humidity level on the boat which is something to consider if you don’t eat everything you prepared in one sitting.
Sailboat guacamole is simple and a wonderful way to use avocadoes. This guacamole is also sure to give you lots of energy for those nights when you need to sail all night long!
This recipe calls for just the right amount of ripe avocado, red onion, paprika, powdered ginger, cumin, coriander and lime.
Our sailboat guacamole is a yummy starter. You may also enjoy our hummus recipe as another starter option while you’re sailing.
For 2 persons / Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
1 big avocado (or 2 little avocadoes)
½ red onion (finely chopped)
1 tsp of powdered ginger
1 tsp of paprika
¼ tsp of powdered chili peppers
1 pinch of powdered garlic
¼ tsp of cumin and mix
1 pinch of salt
Juice of ½ lime
4 cherry tomatoes (sliced)
2 strands of coriander (finely chopped)
Step 1 : Cut the avocado in 2.
Step 2 : Remove the core.
Step 3 : Peel the avocado and crush it with a fork.
Step 4 : Add the lime juice and crush.
Step 5 : Add the red onion and tomatoes and mix.
Step 6 : Add the spices and the coriander and mix.
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