Sunday, June 9, 2013

Super Simple Guacamole

I never used to like guacamole.  That is until last Christmas.  Ben and I were staying at his parents' house over break and we wanted to go on a detox diet.  I found one that I thought I could do (in case you didn't know, I can be quite the picky eater) that mostly involved eating fruits, veggies and drinking 10 cups of water per day.  It was perfect to do at Ben's house because his family is on the GAPS diet so they eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies.

Anyways...on the last night of our diet we were allowed to have one small homemade hamburger.  Ben put guacamole on his and said I should try it.  I did and loved it.  At the time I thought it was just because I was starving and I thought anything besides clementines tasted amazing but it turns out I really do like guacamole (and hamburgers, but that's another story for another day).

With it being summertime, I thought I'd share a recipe I got from Ben's mom (thanks Bonnie!) that I tweeked a little bit.  It turned out so yummy!


Guacamole Recipe
Ingredients:

  • 1 medium tomato
  • 2 medium avocados
  • 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
Directions:
  1. Dice your tomato, avocados and onion and mince your garlic cloves
  2. Put all ingredients in a bowl and mash to desired consistency (I used a potato masher). Or you can put all of the ingredients into a food processor and process until desired consistency.
How easy is that? Also, I had read online that if you keep the pits of the avocados in the guacamole, it prevented it from turning brown.  I tried it and it totally worked! It did still brown but it was at least 5 days before it did so; waaaay longer than if you leave it without the pits.  


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the pit tip. I’ll have to try that--but we go through guacamole so fast that I don’t usually have to worry about it turning brown.

    Bonnie

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