Chef Shiri – Mexican Matzo Salad


What’s In A Name? 

The word guacamole originates from the Aztec phrase ‘ahuaca-hulli,’ which means ‘avocado sauce.’


Chef Shiri Says… 

Avocados have higher levels of potassium than bananas. In fact, the levels are almost double! An avocado contains 975 milligrams of potassium, compared to 487 milligrams in a banana.

A Dash of Humor

Q: What do you call a person that avoids eating healthy fats?

A: An avoca-dont!


The Jewish World of Wonders presents…


Creative Cooking with

Chef Shiri

Kids – See if you have what it takes to become a Junior Chef! Adult Supervision Required

Utensils Needed:

Large bowl

Pastry brush

Baking tray

Large mixing spoon

Kitchen masher / mashing utensil


Oven mitts





½ cup oil

1 tsp crushed fresh garlic

Pinch of salt

4 matzo sheets



2 avocados, peeled and chopped

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp crushed fresh garlic

Salt and pepper, to taste



1 large red onion, peeled and chopped

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 bunch of fresh coriander, finely chopped

1 cucumber, finely chopped

Salt and pepper, to taste


Let’s Get Started!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. To make the garlic matzo strips, mix the oil, garlic, and salt in a bowl and allow to stand for a few minutes.
  3. Using the pastry brush, paint each sheet of matzo with garlic oil and place on a baking tray. Bake for 5-10 minutes until golden and crispy.
  4. When ready, carefully remove the sheets of matzo from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes. Meanwhile, make the guacamole and salsa.
  5. For the guacamole, blend or mash together all the ingredients and refrigerate until needed.
  6. For the salsa, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and drain off any excess juices by pressing the mixture into a colander (or sieve).
  7. Break the baked matzo sheets in half and layer with the guacamole and salsa as shown, or simply arrange on a platter with bowls of guacamole and salsa, for people to use the matzo as scoops.

Prayer Pointers From

Buzz the Brachos Bee 

A person should not answer amen to a berachah that he made over his own food.