Guacamole

guac on festive napkin

I love avocados!  I use them all the time.  My job before relocating with Matt was in corporate America.  Although the hours were nice, cubicle life can get pretty boring.  Luckily I had some awesome “cube neighbors”, haha.  The girl in the cube across from me loved avocados as much, if not more, than I did.  So we were a perfect pair and spent a lot of time talking about ways to add avocados to everything.  Lol, now that I say it out loud it sounds like we were a little crazy.  Trust me, we weren’t : P Just crazy about avocados!  (sorry, that was nerdy, but I had to haha)

guac square

 

Anyways, guacamole is so tasty and a perfect dip for when you have friends over.  It is also super tasty added to black bean burgers or simple rice and beans!  This would be a perfect dip addition to my buffalo chicken dip and jalapeño garlic hummus to serve at your Super Bowl party!

guacamole mortar and pestal

 

I am embarrased to admit this but I used to always buy the little guacamole seasoning packets when I would mix up a batch of guac.  Then one day I realized 2 things:

1) I looked at the back of the seasoning packet and felt uncomfortable with all of the chemicals/preservatives in what seemed like an innocent seasoning packet.

2) I probably have all of the seasonings I would actually need at home already.  So why waste the money on a packet of icky stuff.

Trust me, it is just as easy to throw a few seasonings into the bowl as it is to add the seasoning packet, and it tastes SO much better.  I will never go back to the packets again!

Guacamole
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Recipe type: Dips
Cuisine: Mexican
 
Easy guacamole made with all natural ingredients (no seasoning packet with chemicals and additives!)
Ingredients
  • 4 avacados (halved, pitted, and scooped out of the skin)
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ onion (diced)
  • 1-2 jalapeños (diced)
  • 2 roma tomatoes (diced)
Instructions
  1. Scoop the avacado into a medium bowl. Add the lime juice, seasonings, and garlic. Mix with a fork until smooth and seasonings are well mixed in.
  2. Add the onion, jalapeños, and tomatoes and mix until just combined.
  3. To store: Put in a tupperware container and push cling wrap down onto the guacamole then put the lid on and store in the fridge. Guacamole turns brown when air is in contact with it for too long. The guacamole is still good, it just looks a little icky. Just stir it up and you will be good. If you put the cling wrap right on the actual guacamole, this way, there isn't a lot of air in contact with your guacamole and it stays nice and green!

 

guacamole solo

 

much love,

Heather

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