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Homemade Guacamole

By Thepickyeater @pickyeaterblog

Homemade Guacamole

How good does that look? I love Guacamole. I love the texture of it, the flavor, and the add-ins you can use to spice it up (I once had guacamole with balsamic vinegar and goat cheese in it – delicious!).

I also love that it’s really good for you. Avocado has fiber and tons of healthy fats (monounsaturated fat – the kind that helps lower cholesterol). And the best part is that you can use avocado (or guacamole) in so many different ways: as a topping for Mexican food, as a dip on it’s own, in sandwiches, as a topping for tortilla soup, the list goes on and on.

My husband loves guacamole, or “guac” as we lovingly call it, and oftentimes I will come home from work only to find him sitting at the table with a bowl of guac, a bag of chips, and a book.

I enjoy making Guacamole at home, because it’s so easy and you just can’t beat that fresh taste. I made this recipe for “Glammed Up Guac” from the book, Must Have Been Something I Ate, and it was the perfect twist on a traditional guacamole.

Homemade Guacamole

The Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle peppers, finely diced
  • 1/2 Spanish onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
The DirectionsRemove flesh of avocado and add to a bowl. Mash coarsely with a fork. Mix in remaining ingredients. Garnish with cayenne and sea salt to taste.I like eating this guac with whole wheat pita, or organic all-natural corn chips, or even SunChips / SunBites.
Homemade Guacamole
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