When looking for healthy fats to add to your diet, you simply cannot go wrong with avocados. I do remember a time, years ago, when I wouldn’t touch them though. Whenever I was out with friends and they ordered guacamole, I wouldn’t even try it! I believe it was the green color and mushy consistency mostly. It just did not appeal to me.
Fast forward a few years and then one day I tried it, most likely at a mexican restaurant. And loved it. Those are moments where you say to yourself, why didn’t I try this sooner! Then I had a habit, several years ago, that while running errands around lunch time, I would stop into Whole Foods, buy a container of guacamole and make that my lunch. Simply – loved – it.
But then I started to realize it would probably be better if I learned to make my own, both cost wise and for freshness. It is so amazingly easy to make. The only time I might purchase a pre-made container now is if I was on vacation and did not have access to a kitchen. It reminds me of coconut milk ice cream. Now that I have started making my own, I don’t want to purchase store bought any longer. I am having a lot of fun creating new coconut milk ice recipes too, and I plan on posting to very best ones, of course.
There are so many variations possible with guacamole too. This version is my basic, simple, everyday guacamole recipe. I can whip this up in minutes and can be eaten right away or saved for later by storing in the frig.
As you can see by the photos, I like my guacamole a little on the chunky side. If this is your style also, just be careful when mashing the avocados with a fork. It is easy to get carried away and “over mash”.
Oh, and I usually use this method for squeezing citrus, especially when it’s just 1/2 a lime as in this recipe. Feel free to double this recipe too!
Hope you are having a great week. Enjoy!
This is an easy, creamy guacamole recipe. Can be double, tripled, etc...
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon onion chopped very finely
- salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in bowl and with a fork (or potato masher), mix and combine.
Add salt and pepper to your taste.
Best consumed right away, but can put in frig for later use.