Friday, 26 April 2013

Guacamole

Guacamole

Ingredients:

1 whole fresh avocado
3 garlic cloves - or less, I happen to love garlic is all
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 small white or yellow onion
1/4 Cup diced tomato, rinsed of seeds and drained of any excess liquid
Dash salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

First prepare the onion and garlic by either finely mincing it or I like to pulse it in my food processor until it is fairly smooth, a few chunky pieces wont hurt the final dip any.

Peel both avocado's, and remove the pits, rise off and hold on to one of them.

Using a potato masher in a medium bowl or really sturdy fork mash the avocado and the onion-garlic mix together until evenly combined.

Stir in tomatoes.

Season the dip with salt, pepper and add the lime juice, stir to mix evenly.

Taste it, if it needs more spice add more pepper, if it needs more zip, more lime juice, if it is not quite right try salt, salt really helps pick up flavors.

Once you are satisfied Using a spatula transfer the guacamole to your serving dish.

Place the pit from one of the avocados into the center of the dip bowl and the dip is ready to serve, or it can be covered and chilled for a few hours.

Guacamole is best served fresh!

Enjoy!

Notes:

Simple, easy to make and good for you, guacamole is a super dip to know how to make. Just remember to get two good avocado, look back to the Avocado Loaf for tips on finding a good quality avocado.  Also keep in mind that fresh foods lose nutritional value every single day, so this is a dip that is best made right before you plan to serve it, or just a couple of hours before.  After you skin the avocado, hold onto the large pit in the center, and stick that in the middle of your prepared guacamole in it's serving bowl to help keep it looking fresh and green.  The pit helps slow the oxidation process which is what will eventually turn the guacamole a brown-grey kind of color (same process that browns apples, but we know we can stop that with some lemon juice too, right?).

So Get two good avocado, and hold on to the one of the pits and get ready to enjoy.

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