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Our waiter made tableside guacamole using an orange instead of lime. I fell in love with the flavor.

My tweaks were about saving time. I didn't peel the zucchini. I didn't plan ahead, so I didn't have time to strain the zucchini for four hours. I just squeezed them in a dish towel (it took two to get the water out) and went with it, and had zero problems. I also used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic, just because I was in a hurry, but would normally use fresh. And I cooked them in a little butter in a nonstick pan, instead of oil in cast iron. Dipped in seasoned yogurt, they were delicious and crazy fast.

Includes a fresh roasted butternut squash puree in place of pumpkin for a brighter color and slightly sweeter, more pumpkin-y flavor.

I tweaked the flavors / seasoning from the original to be a bit more Mediterranean / kofta-inspired. I didn't have currants, so I used golden raisins which added lovely sweetness! These take so well to edits -- you could add za'atar or cumin, you could replace the currants with some finely chopped nuts, you could certainly try other types of meat besides lamb... YUM

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