Dining & Wine

Spring Cookbook Launch: Dad In The Kitchen By Cory Vitiello & Chris Johns

March 9, 2023

Ready for the tips and tricks that will turn the dad in your life into a hero in the kitchen? May 16 marks the launch of Dad in the Kitchen written by highly-acclaimed chef, restaurateur and dad Cory Vitiello and fellow dad and celebrated food writer, Chris Johns. Below, a recipe from the book, so you can see (and taste) what to expect! —Vita Daily

Sweet Pea & Avocado Guacamole

When I have guacamole, I don’t want just a little bit—I want to go hard on the stuff. That’s part of the reason we developed this recipe at the Harbord Room back in the mid-aughts. In addition to being fairly health-conscious, this version is also a little easier on the pocketbook. Beyond that, though, I like the way the peas take what is traditionally a relatively heavy dish and lighten it up while imbuing it with this vibrant green colour. Besides, it makes you feel better when you consume shocking amounts knowing that half of it is peas. Serves 4.

1 avocado, crushed
1 cup blanched sweet peas, mashed
1 minced jalapeño
1 clove garlic, finely grated
1 green onion, finely sliced
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro 2 tsp kosher salt
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 Tbsp olive oil

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients together and mash until chunky but cohesive. Serve as a dip with chips or crisp vegetables.


Excerpted from Dad in the Kitchen: Over 100 Delicious Family Recipes You’ll Love to Make and They’ll Love to Eat by Cory Vitiello and Chris Johns. Copyright © 2023 Cory Vitiello and Chris Johns. Photographs by Paula Wilson. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.


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