Monday, February 16, 2015

My Quick and Easy Guacamole

Everyone has their own way of making guacamole and I will happily eat any version, any time.  Chips and guacamole is its own food group in my house, we eat it so much.  I love to buy fresh avocados and make it myself whenever I have the chance.  While some store bought guac is pretty good, nothing compares to homemade, in my opinion.  I tend to like most of my food fairly straight-forward without a lot of bells and whistles, and guacamole is no different.  I play up the natural flavors of the avocado with a good amount of salt, pepper and garlic powder.  I love the citrus bite of fresh lime juice and just a touch of cilantro to brighten the whole thing.  And that is it.  Super simple without chunks of onions or tomatoes to distract me from the avocado.  This is how I prefer it, but like I mentioned, I will never turn it down, no matter how it is prepared. 

This is what you need for my version:

5 Ripe Hass Avocados
Juice of Half a Lime
1/4 cup Chopped Cilantro (optional)
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder (NOT Garlic Salt)

This is what do:
Mash the avocado until it is smooth and creamy, then add the lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cilantro.  Mix well, taste and adjust seasonings and serve with chips or red bell pepper strips!

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Serves: 4-10, depending on the crowd

Your turn!  How do you prepare it?!