Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Everyone in the family loves guacamole, and here is my go to recipe that we use over and over again. When choosing avocados they are ripe when they have dark skin, and give a little when you press on them with you thumb. In my experience, avocados are better when purchased unripe then allowed to ripen on the counter a couple of days. They usually have less bruises this way.

4 ripe avocados
1 lime - juiced
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cilantro chopped
1/4 cup red onion finely diced
1/4 cup tomato finely diced

1. Run a knife through the avocado and around the seed, and pull the avocado in half. Remove the seed and scoop out the flesh with a spoon into a mixing bowl. Repeat with all avocados.
2. Add onions, lime juice and salt to the mixing bowl. Mash ingredients together with a fork until creamy.
3. Mix in cilantro and tomato. Enjoy with your favorite chips. For a lower carb treat, you can eat guacamole with carrot sticks.

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