GOBO AND GUACAMOLE

1 to 1 1/2 pounds burdock root (gobo)
1 ripe avocado, peeled & pitted
2 Tbs. mayonnaise
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1 Tbs. minced onion
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1 tomato, cut in small wedges

If burdock skin is thin, do not peel. Cut burdock root, into thin dipping sticks. To avoid discoloration, place sticks in acidulated water (1-tablespoon lemon juice per cup of water). Purée or mash avocado, mayonnaise, oil, lemon juice, onion, and salt. Put dip in serving bowl; garnish with tomato wedges. Serve chilled, surrounded by drained burdock dipping sticks. Serves 4.

(from Roots: A Vegetarian Bounty)


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