Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Fresh Guacamole


Holy guacamole! Ooh lord child, I love me some guacamole. Funny story- I hated avocados when I was young. Absolutely hated them. You couldn't have paid me to eat guacamole. I actually didn't start liking avocados and guacamole until I was in college. This was also the time in my life I decided I would eat eggs and clam chowder. Yes, I had quite a different palette as a young adult.

It's easy to just pick up some prepared guacamole at the grocery store, but you really don't know what you're missing until you make your own. The ones you buy at the grocery store are full of preservatives, and I've found most contain dairy to make them creamy. That's fine and all, but traditional guacamole doesn't contain dairy. My guacamole has 5 ingredients. It's super-easy and fast to make, and best of all, the flavor is out of this world! Especially if you are used to buying the less-flavorful grocery store variety.

A couple of tips- I've found if you sprinkle the top of the guacamole with a little lemon juice before you store it, it will ward off the brown color a bit longer. Don't sprinkle too much, you don't want to add flavor to the guacamole. I also store mine with a little piece of plastic wrap tucked inside the tupperware, pressed down onto the guacamole. This  also aids in keeping the bright green color of the guac. Eat this fast though, it's better in the first 2 days post-preparation. I think this recipe makes the perfect amount for a dinner, meaning eating some guacamole with chips before dinner and then adding some guac to whatever dish was prepared.

Happy Tuesday friends!


Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados (make sure they are SOFT)
2 tbsp red onion, minced
2 tbsp cilantro minced
1/2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp salt

Directions:

1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mash with a spoon until you reach your desired consistency. Season to taste with more lime juice and salt, if desired. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days.

2 comments:

  1. My coworkers make fun of me because I will never try guacamole haha. I think it's the color that does me in!

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    1. I spent years with the same mantra my friend, and let me tell you, it did me no favors :)

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