Ooookay, so I know avocado is technically a fruit, not a veggie – but considering I’ve stalled on Veggie Resolution #5 (and that included the disappointing Baba Ganoush), let’s not get too technical here.
Guacamole is one of those easy-to-make, highly customizable dishes. I looooove avocados like crazy, so naturally guacamole is a major WIN! for me. Even though you don’t technically need a guacamole recipe, I wanted to give David Lebovitz‘s version a try.
You will need:
2 large or 3 medium avocados
1/4 cup minced onion or shallot (I used onion)
1/2 tsp minced garlic, or to taste (I used 2 cloves)
1 serrano or jalapeno chile (optional), seeded and minced or cayenne, to taste (I used cayenne)
1 tsp chili powder
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice, or to taste (I like it a bit sour, so I used a whole lime)
Chopped fresh cilantro leaves for garnish (mmmmmm)
*And I added a tomato*
1. Cut the avocados in half. Peel, then mash the pulp in a bowl with a fork or potato masher
2. Prepare the other veggies.
I just had to add in the picture of the pre-cut tomato – isn’t it just a perfect looking tomato? A tomato model, if you will.
Ahhhh the carnage!
3. Combine the onion, garlic, chile or cayenne, chili powder, salt and pepper, and lime juice. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
4. Garnish with cilantro and serve!
Ta-Da! Super easy, yummy and (relatively) healthy.
Tell me, what are your favorite guacamole add-ins?