Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tangy Guacamole

One thing that I love is guacamole! But, I'm very picky about it. I don't like crunchy onions and I like it really tangy. This is my recipe for my favorite guacamole.

This recipe makes enough for a snack or appetizer for two people, or for one person to be enjoyed over a day or two :)

For this recipe you'll need: one ripe avocado, one lime, 1/4 of a medium tomato (or just a small one), one small jalapeno, salt, pepper, dried cilantro, and onion powder.

Half the avocado, dice it while its still inside the peeling, then turn it inside out. Then, it all falls out in perfect cubes.

Avocado will turn brown very, very quickly. And this is where the tangy part comes in. Add the juice of one whole lime and stir well with the avocado chunks making sure that each piece gets covered in lime juice. This will not only make it tangy, but keep it from turning brown.

Then, add the following to the bowl:
1) Tomato- (as much or as little as you like, I go with about 1/6 cup) use the firm part of the tomato from close to the skin
2) 1 tbsp. jalapeno chopped very finely
3) 1/2 tsp. onion powder
4) 1 1/2 tsp. cilantro (If using fresh, you may need a little more)
5) 1/2 tsp. salt
6) 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Put all ingredients in the bowl. Use a fork to mash the avocado. Mash until it has a few small chunks left. Stir together well to make sure all ingredients are combined. Cover with plastic wrap and press the wrap down until it touches the guacamole.

You can eat it right away but it tastes best after sitting in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
I hope you enjoy this yummy, healthy treat!

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