Base Guacamole

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Blog, SIdes, Snacks | 0 comments

Base Guacamole

I have already confessed my love for avocados here.  They are so delicious, creamy and can be used in many ways.  A lot of people get scared to use avocados because of their high fat content.  The majority of fat in an avocado comes from heart healthy unsaturated fat.  It also contains vitamin C, and B6, so add this to your diet if you haven’t already.

Guacamole is something that is very versatile.  Sometimes I make it with black beans, tomatoes, or even bell pepper.  This recipe is the “base” guacamole recipe.  Use this and if your feeling creative add, and experiment with what you want.  Be sure to let me know what your favorite combination is!  Also go beyond your “chips and dip”, you can use this as a spread for a sandwich or wrap, or even fold it into eggs for an omelet.  You can also serve it with these Fish Tacos!

I only made this with one avocado, so it only served as a side for my husband and I and our Clean Eating Chicken Enchiladas. If your entertaining or bringing this to a cookout, double the recipe as needed(think 1/2 avocado per person-or extra because they will love it so much)

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado-cut open and “meat taken out”
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Preparation: Add all the ingredients(saving a little lime juice) into a bowl and mix to combine. It is best to let guacamole sit for a little so the flavors marinade, but the avocado will also brown after a few hours.  To slow down the browning process squeeze some of the lime juice on the top of the guacamole and cover with plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for one hour-if you have time, if not serve it immediately.

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