I am astonished by how much they charge for Guacamole at the grocery store! Today I saw $5 for the amount we get from one avocado! Whoa.
And the taste! Ug. Like moist, green, cream of blah. (I imagine it's pretty close to what Soylent Green tastes like, except not made of people.)
After exploring recipes for our favourite green dip, I got tired just reading about all the chopping. I am much too lazy for all that - especially when I have a hankering for guac.
A closer look revealed an easier way. Along with the avocado, most recipes also called for: chopped tomatoes, chopped onion, garlic, cilantro, peppers. That sounds an awful lot like the same ingredients of our salsa. Hmmm...
We often take our Easy Guacamole to parties. Every time we get asked for the recipe.
We usually say, "You take some avocado. You take some salsa. Tada." People look at us like we're holding out on them. Like there's some secret ingredient we're keeping to ourselves. Not really.
Here it is, written up in traditional recipe form, but really, there's nothing to it.
(OK, we do have a bit of a secret ingredient. Every fall we make our own salsa and can it. Here's our salsa recipe and canning tutorial. For now, any decent salsa will do.)
- 2-3 Avocados (ripe when the yield slightly to pressure)
- 1/2 cup Salsa (less if you are doing 2 avocados or they are on the smaller side)
- 1/2 tsp Lime juice (to prevent browning)
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- *Optional - dash of cayane, Frank's Red Hot or Tabasco if you like some kick*
1. Halve and pit the avocados.
2. Scoop into a bowl, add lime juice and mash up with a fork.
3. Mix in salsa and seasonings.
4. Cover tightly (keep as much air out as possible). Let set 1/2 hour to let flavours mellow.
Leftovers should be used within a day or two...or so we're told...we've never had leftovers.
Click here for the free Printable/Tablet Friendly recipe:
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