Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Easy Guacamole

The grocery store had avocados on sale the other day so I bought one. Sometimes I crave some chips and guacamole and realize I never have any avocados at home. I'm finding more and more recipes that have avocado in them like salads, sandwiches..so maybe it's time to make it a staple around the kitchen like tomatoes and cucumbers.

Yesterday my avocado was perfect. I made this guacamole in about 5 mins flat and dived in. Even my daughter tried it. 


   Ingredients: 

  • 4 ripe medium-size avocados; Haas recommended, if available
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely diced

Directions: 

Cut avocados in half lengthwise, twist halves apart. Remove pit by hitting it with sharp base of knife blade and twisting. Scoop out flesh of avocado onto plate or cutting board. Sprinkle on garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Using a fork mash avocado to desired consistency. Add in the lime juice, cilantro, chili powder and red onions. Mix well.

To refrigerate and serve later: press out any air pockets with back of a spoon, cover with double layer of plastic wrap that is pressed against the guacamole to remove layer of air. Refrigerate up to 4 hours.

To freeze: transfer guacamole to freezer plastic bags, press out air and flatten to thin layer; seal and freeze up to 2 months. To thaw gradually, move to refrigerator. To thaw quickly, place frozen bag in bowl of water--thaws in approx. 30 min. 

2 comments:

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