Growing up in Texas, fresh guacamole was a mainstay of my childhood. When I’ve got a hankering for something naughty, guacamole satisfies that craving — and is guilt-free to boot! Avocados are loaded with heart healthy fats and brain boosting nutrients. And you don’t have to eat guacamole with salty corn chips. Although I will admit, it is delicious. For a walk on the healthier side, scoop your guac with vegetable chips, like carrot chips, sliced cucumber or sliced yellow, red or green bell peppers. Ole!
The key to great guacamole, is of course starting with fresh, ripe avocados. Don’t just buy them by the bag – there are bound to be some duds in there. Look for the signs that the avocados you’ve selected are ripe.
- 3 avocados
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 T minced red onion
- 1 t chopped cilantro (optional)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ⅛ t cayenne
- ¼ t salt
- Halve avocados and scoop flesh into a bowl. Mash with a fork or potato masher.
- Add remaining ingredients and combine.
- Tip: Keep your guacamole fresh by placing one of the avocado pits in it and covering it with saran wrap.