Quick and Easy Guacamole

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This is a Quick and Easy Guacamole to put together.  Good guacamole starts with perfectly ripened avocados… which requires a little planning ahead.    I like to keep my guacamole relatively simple and uncomplicated….adding only a few ingredients to enhance the flavor and texture.

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As I’ve mentioned before…I’m not a big fan of tortilla chips…and unless I’m having company over for Mexican food….I’ll typically have whole wheat or nut crackers with my guacamole and practically make a meal of it.    Avocados are so rich with nutritious benefits that it seems counterproductive to eat them with chips.

quick-and-easy-guacamole

If you’re looking for a good Guacamole recipe…this one is a keeper.

Avocados offer anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.  They have significant amounts of vitamin B-6 and folic acid, and monounsaturated fat (which is a good fat that has been linked to a reduced risk of cancer and diabetes).  Avocados are great for your eyes, heart and skin!

~ Deb

Quick and Easy Quacamole

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 Haas avocados (medium to large in size)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice (you can use lemon juice as well)
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Pit the avocados and scoop out the avocado meat using a large spoon.
  2. Place the meat in a mixing bowl.
  3. Pour the lime juice over the avocado and stir.
  4. Add the tomatoes, garlic, onion, cilantro, olive oil and salt.
  5. Lightly mash the avocado, leaving large chunks.

One Response to “Quick and Easy Guacamole”

  1. Jenn F. — May 5, 2012 @ 9:25 pm (#)

    This is almost exactly how my recipe is. It’s the most delicious guacamole ever. Try lemon juice. It’s a subtle change that makes a world of difference. 🙂

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