Sunday, October 30, 2005

Easy guacamole (Vegetarian food recipe)

I love guacamole. I'm currently eating already made guacomole from Costco (see my sister's blog for more on this), which is soooo good, but when avocados are in season, fresh is best since you can season it to your liking. This literally takes 5 minutes to make and is really tasty!

Easy Guacamole Ingredients:
1-2 avocados; Haas/the CA kind rather than the Florida kind
1/4 to 1/2 red onion
1 small to medium tomato
juice from 1/2 small lemon

black pepper
salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cumin (optional)
1 clove of garlic (optional)
cilantro (optional)
1 jalapeno pepper (optional)

Half the avocados, remove the pits. Scrape the flesh from the skins, and mash it in a bowl. Add the lemon juice (to prevent browning). Chop the onion and tomato, add it to the avocado. (If using) Finely chop and then add the garlic, cilantro, and jalapeno (be sure to remove the seeds from the pepper). Season with the cumin, and the salt and black pepper to taste.  Make sure you mix well.  

I used to like to top this on quesadillas, or eat this with pita bread or whole wheat crackers (the 'triscuit' kind). For those that eat chips, corn chips are also good.

If you are grain free or gluten free, guacamole is good with almond flour crackers or try coconut flour crackers, or crackers made other gluten free flours.  Or you can eat it with vegetables like cucumbers, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, celery etc.

If you have any left over, be sure to cover the surface with plastic wrap (press down onto the surface), so that no oxygen gets to it.

Edited March 18, 2014, to fix the link to my sister's blog post.  Also to add some grain free and gluten free recommendations and links.

No comments: