Oh Holy Guacamole

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Guacamole’s prime ingredient is…wait for it……..AVOCADOS! If you hadn’t already realized by the name of my blog, I love avocados. Right now I am eating about 1 avocado a day. In salads, on sandwiches, in soup, they make every meal better. They are high in calories, but its the good fat – so remember that they are not only delicious, but very good for you.

Guacamole is obviously perfect with Mexican food – so I make it often with fajitas (recipe here). The problem with guacamole (and avocados, apples, pears and potatoes) – is that they oxidize quickly. What works well to keep from oxidization is water! You can keep slices of these fruits & veggies submerged in water. For guacamole – pour a tiny layer of water on top of the guacamole and set in the fridge. Before eating, pour off water and stir.

INGREDIENTS (makes about 3 cups of guacamole):

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 3 tomatoes on the vine
  • 1/2 large lime juiced (or 1 small lime juiced)
  • 1/2 small white onion – diced
  • 1 jalapeño – finely diced
  • 3 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Halve the avocados, remove pit, and chop into 1 inch chunks. Place into medium mixing bowl.
  2. Finely dice the tomatoes – removing seeds (see this video – start at :54). Add to the bowl.
  3. Add onion, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, salt & pepper to the bowl.
  4. With large fork, gently mash the ingredients together, breaking down the large chunks of avocado into small chunks.
  5. Taste and add salt or more lime juice if needed.
  6. If not eating immediately, cover with water to prevent oxidation, and place in fridge until its time to eat.
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Avocado ingredients!

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Cutting the avocados!

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Mixing all ingredients

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Guac, salsa, and wine on the patio

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