Avocados are one of my favorite foods. Partly because you can do so many different things with them from guacamole to face masks, but also because they are such a great source of saturated fats! They are healthy, tasty, and promote long-term health for anyone who consumes them.
Guacamole is a phenomenal bi-product of avocados and man is it good! However, when scanning the super market shelves for a pre-made guacamole it is close to impossible to find one who’s ingredient label is actually healthy. So many preservatives are necessary to prevent the mashed avocados from browning after just a few hours that the product becomes mostly synthetic derivatives instead of what it started out as…avocados.
Skip the scary wannabe guacamole and make your own instead! This recipe contains only six ingredients, but its flavor is unparalleled! Plus, it takes less than five minutes to make! Simple cooking at its finest!
~ Super Simple Guacamole ~
- 4 Avocados
- 1/2 Tomato, diced
- 1/2 Jalapeño, diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
- 1/2 Lime
- Garlic Salt, to taste
- Begin by cutting the tomato in half and removing the insides. Once you have only the thick outer layer remaining, begin dicing. Feel free to add the other half of the tomato if the first half does not satisfy your desired flavor. Add to a small bowl for mixing.
- Using a serrated-edge knife, remove the entire stem from the top of your jalapeño. This will allow you to slice the jalapeño body in half from top to bottom so that you have two matching pieces. Depending on your preference of flavor, you can either remove the ribbing and seeds altogether or you can scrape the seeds from the ribbing into the prepared bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Warning: adding all of the seeds will make the guacamole very spicy. I prefer to add a few seeds instead (maybe 10-15) just to give it a subtle kick. Once all insides have been removed, dice jalapeño and add to the small bowl. Also add the 1/4 cup of cilantro leaves. Set aside.
- Next, slice each avocado in half and remove the seed. Use a spoon to scoop behind the light green part of the avocado, removing it from the dark green skin. Place the core of the avocado into a separate, medium-sized bowl. Using a fork, begin mashing the avocados until they reach your desired consistency.
- Add ingredients in the small bowl to the medium bowl containing the avocados. Squeeze as much of the juice as possible from the 1/2 slice lime directly into your guacamole mixture. Gently mix all ingredients together.
- Lastly, add garlic salt to taste. Start out with a very small amount of garlic salt, mixing it into the guacamole, testing the final product, and then deciding if more is needed. Everyone is different as far as their preference, therefore I leave the final amount up to you. Enjoy!
***Side Note: If you accidentally add too much garlic salt, add another avocado to soften the taste.
~ Bon Appétit! ~
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