January 28, 2013

Easy Guacamole

Guacamole is a great treat. There’s something about the smooth flavour of an avocado mixed with some tomatoes, onions, and some zip. It becomes refreshing. And you don’t feel so bad having a healthy treat. Avocados are great and pack a punch. According to California Avocado this little guys contain 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B vitamins, and folic acid, and they help the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients. Avocados get a bad rap because they are high in fat, but they contain mono-saturated fat, which can help lower blood cholesterol. I think all of this makes quacamole healthy (of course, the tortilla chips aren’t so much so).


Although guacamole can be found in the grocery stores, it doesn’t taste the same. It just doesn’t taste fresh. It’s fairly easy to make at home – chop some onions, peppers (hot if you like), and tomatoes and combine it with some pureed avocado. But it still seems like a lot of work for a Saturday afternoon treat, so I cheat. Those same ingredients are found in salsa and so by combining some salsa to a mashed avocado, you can have some of the best guacamole. 

Easy peasy, but there are some things to keep in mind: Use good salsa. If the salsa tastes horrible (like too much vinegar – YUCK!), then your guacamole will not taste good either.; Add some lime juice. This will help prevent the avocado from turning brown and will help bring out the flavours.


With only 3 ingredients making guacamole at home is super easy. The amounts can be adjusted to your liking (Want more lime? Go for it!). It will also keep in the fridge for a day or two as along as it is covered. Pick up some gf tortilla chips (Que Pasa chips are my favourite as they aren’t very salty) and make it for some friends; They will think you’re brilliant. They don’t need to know the secret, do they?


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