Sunday, June 23, 2013

Easy Guacamole Recipe

This is my go-to guacamole recipe that is fresh, healthy, and delicious!  It's also quick and easy to make.  I promise you this recipe will take you about 15 minutes tops.  Plus, this recipe is extremely forgiving and can be utilized as a base for many different guacamole variations.  I've included some tips on how to prep the ingredients, as well as, how to store your leftover guacamole without it browning.  Whoever told you that adding the seed of the avocado would prevent avocados from browning was sadly misinformed.  The secret is in the use of plastic wrap.  Hope you enjoy the recipe!
2 ripe avocados
2 fresh garlic cloves, chopped or 1/2 Tablespoon of minced garlic
1 small tomato, chopped (~1/4 to 1/2 cup)
1/2 small onion, chopped (~1/4 to 1/2 cup)
1/2 fresh lime or tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste (I use about 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 of pepper)


  1. Scoop out avocado into a bowl. 
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Mash everything together with a fork.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips or fresh vegetables. 
Slice the avocado all around the center, having your knife gently against the seed of the fruit. 
Carefully and gently, puncture the seed with the blade.  
Twist knife and remove the seed. 
With a smaller knife, run the knife along the flesh, without puncturing the skin.   
Using a spoon, scoop out the fruit. 
Chop onions.  Slice the onions, leaving a half-inch of the end in tact. 
Then dice perpendicular to your original cuts.  Put aside. 
Chop cilantro.
Depending on your preference, run the knife through the cilantro as many times as you'd like.  I like my cilantro a bit minced because I'm scared of getting a huge piece of cilantro in my teeth. 
Add chopped tomatoes.  I had leftover chopped tomatoes in tupperware that I just added. 
Add onions. 
Add lime juice and cilantro. 
Mash ingredients. 
Add fresh or minced garlic. 
Add salt and pepper to taste. 
Garnish with a cilantro leaf. 
Now, lets prevent your freshly made guac from turning brown.  In a tupperware container, add your guacamole.  I used a small glass Pyrex container. 
Make sure to flatten out the guacamole with spoon so that no air is trapped inside. 
Cut out some cling wrap and gently lay directly over the guacamole so that the plastic is touching the guacamole. 
Press the sides of the cling wrap even up to the sides of the bowl.   
Make sure no air is in contact with the guacamole.
Add lid and refrigerate.  Oxygen is what turns the avocado brown.  So throw those seeds away! 
Use the other half of your lime for some sparkling water. 
A perfect healthy snack for those going paleo... 
Or not. 
Happy eating.


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