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Mmmmm: Guacamole

March 9, 2011

When I’m not posting healthy meal ideas, I will be posting other delicious recipes.

Today’s recipe?

Guacamole!

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • Salt (optional)
  • Pepper (optional)
  • Garlic powder (optional)
  • Sauteed, raw, or powdered onion (optional)
  • Tomato (optional)
  • Lemon juice (optional)
  • Sour cream (optional)

Only one required ingredient—avocado—and a lot of optional ingredients.

An avocado should be a greenish-brown & soft to the touch

Instructions:

  1. Cut avocado in half along the longest side.
    Cut avocado in half
  2. Remove the pit.
  3. Spoon avocado out of peel.
  4. For this step, you have a couple of options:
    a. Mush avocado with a fork in a bowl. (My personal preference because it’s chunkier.)
    b. Chop avocado in  a food chopper. (Hubby prefers a smoother guacamole.) 

    Mash avocado with a fork
  5. Once the avocado is a paste-like consistency, add any of the optional ingredients to your taste.
    Add salt, pepper, tomatoes, or other add-ins to taste

    I always add salt and pepper. Tomatoes and lemon juice are also good additions. Onion powder and garlic are good also. Sour cream allows for a very smooth guacamole. Mat and I disagree here sometimes. I prefer a simple guacamole, and he wants a more complex guacamole, but either way, guacamole is great!

    And now you have guacamole!
  6. Use fresh guacamole to top your favorite tex-mex dishes, like fajitas, quesadillas, salads and tortilla chips.
    Top tacos, nachos, fajitas, and more with fresh avocado

Guacamole is best when served within 3 hours of preparation. The fresher, the better!

Fun facts about avocados:

  • Avocados are a fruit.
  • The average avocado has 250 calories.
  • You can grow your own avocado tree. (I might attempt this, but I don’t have a very green thumb.)
  • Fresh avocado is delicious on sandwiches and salads. Some countries even use avocados in their desserts!

For more fun facts about avocados, visit http://www.avocado.org.

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