Ah…..Guacamole! How we love you!
Recently, I snapped and posted a pic while we were eating some guac for lunch, and several of you requested the recipe. So we made this post just for you! 😉
In our house, guacamole is a treat we enjoy often because it’s quick & super simple to make. It doesn’t hurt that it’s not only delicious as a snack or side, but also as a main meal.
It just so happens that this bowl full of goodness is also jam packed with ingredients to boost your immune system and to fight infections! That makes it extra awesome during this time of the year.
But, who really needs an excuse to enjoy a bowl of this deliciousness?Print
This guacamole has quickly become one of our family’s favorite snacks. Filled with heart healthy cholesterol lowering fats and bursting with flavor, it’s sure to become one of your family’s favorites too!
3 Ripe Avocados, Sliced
2 Tomatoes, Diced
1/4 Large Sweet Onion, Diced
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1/4 Jalapeno, Diced
1 Lime, Juiced
1/4 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Cumin
Cilantro To Taste
Himalayan Pink Salt, To Taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
Here’s all you do:
Place every ingredient into a bowl.
Next, stir gently to mix well.
Finally, garnish with cilantro sprigs and tomato. And you’re done!
Soon you’ll be saying, “Eat your heart out, Cantina Laredo!” 😉
Now, you may have noticed that I used a few handy gadgets in the the video. I want you to know that you can make guacamole without using any of them, but each one of these gadgets truly sparks my joy! Shout out to you other Konmari fans!
The truth is, these gadgets do make my life simpler,
and what mother of 4 wouldn’t want that? Just sayin’!
If you’re like me, when you see something like that, you want to know where in the world you can find it. You will find these handy dandy tools listed on the resources page of our website. To make things quick and simple for you, today I will also list them here.
The avocado slicer is a huge winner here! It’s not sharp like a knife so even children can use it easily without concerns over cut fingers and the like. It also makes beautifully even slices every time, and makes removing that slippery pit as easy as pie!
The garlic press, well that thing gets used at least 5 out of every 7 days around here. I love it! It’s heavy duty stainless steel, so it’s a true work horse. #TheThingRocks!
Regarding juicing citrus, there are so many ways that work, but using this little gadget is my absolute favorite. It’s quick, effective, and easy to clean. Slice your citrus and place it zest side down into to press. And here’s a great little trick: After that first press, I turn the citrus onto its side and press it that way, which removes a ton more juice!
You may have also noticed that our favorite pepper grinder had a starring role in the video. I love this thing so much that I’ve even gifted it. There’s just nothing that tastes quite like freshly ground pepper. And did you know that pepper has been found to greatly increase the absorption of some nutrients as well…up to 2,000 percent!
Now, Jarrod always says that recipes are merely suggestions to me, and it’s true.
And, I recommend that you take this recipe and make it your own as well!
You see, some people might look at this recipe and think, “Well, I just can’t stand the taste of cilantro!” And as a result, they wouldn’t even try the recipe when they could have simply omitted the cilantro or added parsley in its place.
Others might look the recipe over and think, “That would never be enough spice for me,” without even considering the possibility of adding more chili powder, cumin, pepper, or even cayenne.
I’m going to let you in on a secret…you should always, always add more herbs and spices to your food whenever you can. They are GREAT for your health, so if a recipe does not call for one and you think it might be good, go ahead and try it! For recipes that do call for them, go ahead a try a little extra!
If the recipe seems to have too many tomatoes for you? Then add less. Don’t like sweet onions? Add scallions. You get the idea!
In case you’re wondering how we like eating our guacamole, our favorite way to enjoy it is on these coconut wraps, as a lettuce wrap filling, with chia chips, or flax crackers. Uh oh…I’m getting hungry!
P.S. Remember that fantastic salsa I told you about recently? You should try a bit of that in place of the fresh tomatoes sometime. It’s really good!
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