Recipe: Simple, Fresh & Healthy Guacamole

by · August 23, 2012

Fresh & Better than Most

Never miss out on the opportunity to incorporate guacamole.  When done right, it is fresh, tasty and very healthy.  Good guacamole starts with using fresh ingredients.  Selecting an avacado at the store is a pretty simple task and can make a lot of difference in the overall quality of your dip. See here for our tips on selecting quality avocados.  A  fresh onion, garlic, tomato and jalapeno is also important.  From the garden is great if you have the opportunity but if you don’t, be sure to pick them up at the store when selecting the avacados.
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 avacados
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh minced red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon of fresh minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh squeezed tomato
  • 2 drops of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 drop of Liquid Smoke seasoning
  • Lime juice to taste
  • Salt to taste
PREPARATION of AREA
Once all of the ingredients are gathered, begin preparing your work space.  You’ll need the following:
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 paring knife
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 fork
  • 1 square of paper towel
  • 1 chopping board or similar
The small bowl will house our ingredients.  The paring knife will be used for cutting the avacados and other vegetables, the teaspoon for liberating its seed as well as removing the flesh from the skin and the fork for mashing.  Use the paper towel as a temporary trash bin while preparing the guacamole.
PREPARATION of GUACAMOLE
Start by mincing the red onion, garlic and jalapeno pepper.  Add them to the bowl.  Next, slice the avacados from stem to base, rotating around the seed.  Upon completing the slice, separate the two halves.  At this point you are going to notice that the seed of an avocado is pretty good sized!  Use the teaspoon to liberate the seeds from each of the halves.  Unless you have a really good use for rock hard, marble like seeds, dispose of them .  Proceed with adding the olive oil (2 drops), a drop of Liquid Smoke seasoning, garlic powder and tomato.  Using the fork, begin to mash the avacado while at the same time folding in the ingredients.  After the individual ingredients are no longer visible, add a splash of lime juice and a dash of salt.  Continue with the blending of ingredients.  After a few minutes, sample the guacamole.  If needed, add more lime juice and salt.
When satisfied, refrigerate the guacamole.  Serve with tortilla chips or use as a condiment/topping for any number of foods.
QUICK TIP
Make sure you dispose of any uneaten guacamole at the end of the day, as fresh guacamole does not store well.
CONCLUSION
And there you have it – a simple way to turn super vegetable avocado into some of the best guacamole you have ever tasted.

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