easy guacamole

Easy Guacamole

Guacamole is one of those recipes that if you didn’t know better, you wouldn’t realize just how easy it is to make.  I certainly never gave much thought to making it myself until I started my foray into more whole foods and less processed.  I used to love Wholly Guacamole’s line of guacs until I started making my own.  In fact, I was pretty oblivious to exactly what it was even made of!  A friend had me half believing it was made of frogs!

I now make fresh guacamole weekly and will never go back to store bought again (and no, there are no frogs involved).  Guac goes great on everything!  I use it to top my low carb quesadillas, fajitas, and burgers with; but, you can also use it in deviled eggs, chicken salad, and ceviche.  I also like to dip pork rinds in it for a quick snack!

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For this recipe you really only need basic ingredients: avocados, red onion, cilantro, roma tomatoes, limes, garlic, and salt.  From there you can jazz it up with different ingredients (for example, add chopped jalapeno for a spicy guac), but those are what you need for a good base.

This is very much a “to taste” recipe.  I do recommend using each of the ingredients, but the amounts are completely up to you. Below is how I typically make my guac.

 

Easy Guacamole

Ingredients:

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  • 3 medium avocados, diced
  • a little over 1/4 of a red onion, diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 – 2 limes, juiced (enough for 1 – 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste

Video Demonstration (written recipe with pictures below):

There is music in the video, so mute your volume (or turn it down) if you don’t want to hear it or would get in trouble for watching a video at work.

 

Instructions:

1.  Dice red onion and tomatoes and put in a medium sized bowl.

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2.  Juice 1 – 2 limes and set aside (enough juice for 1 – 2 tablespoons).

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3.  Dice 3 avocados and add to bowl.

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4. Add lime juice, salt, cilantro, and garlic paste to bowl.

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5.  Go crazy with a fork!  Mash away, making the avocado as smooth, or as chunky, as you like.

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6.  Use this delicious guacamole to top your favorite entree, or as a dip for your favorite low carb snack!  I love it with pork rinds!

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Do you have a favorite guacamole recipe?  Or a favorite way to eat it?  Let me know in the comments below!

 

Please don’t mind the mess.

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Music – Saturday by Maxwell Powers is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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