Veggie Resolution #5: Guacamole

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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?

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    April 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I love guac! Those veggies look so fresh! Just in time for Cinco de Mayo. I wish I had a mortar and pestle to make it like they do in the fancy mexican restaurants.

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    April 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Feed. Me. Please! Next time I make guac, I'm definitely going to use your recipe, but I might spice it up a little bit 😉

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    April 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Love guacamole and this look amazing, gloria

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    April 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I like garlic in mine! And sometimes I do lemon instead of lime…subtly different, but different nonetheless!

    My mom's friend used to mix cottage cheese in hers. I liked it, but not necessarily more than just regular guac!

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    April 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Love guac and we have avocados almost weekly – great in sandwiches or salads too!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    April 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Today's recipe has me thinking about what I want for lunch so that I can include guac in it (although I did bring my lunch).

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    April 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Somehow I never thought to add chili powder to my guacamole, that sounds awesome. Can't wait to try this recipe out, I love guac!

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    Try Anything Once Terri
    April 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I think I lived off of guacamole for a whole summer a few years ago. A recipe I use includes cumin. I've found that it gives it a unique taste.

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    April 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Perfect for the Cinco de Mayo dinner I'm planning for next week – thanks for posting this!

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    April 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I too like cumin added to my guac, and I really love adding chopped cilantro stems with the leaves too. I love the crunchy bite the stems add!

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    April 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Don't hate me but I'm not an avocado fan. But I will comment on that delicious looking tomato. 😉

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    Bonnie Joy
    April 28, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Yum! Im going to have to try this recipe.

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    April 28, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    guac rules. i love avocado to death. to DEATH. okay not death, but i still love it.

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    honey my heart
    April 28, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    yum!!! i love avocados and definitely try to eat them in everything, and guacamole is such a treat. going to have to try to convince my hubs to get some mexican food tonight 😉

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    April 28, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    YUM! Love guac! Unfortunately J became allergic to it a few years ago so I rarely get to eat it anymore. Although I did last night because she's out of town and I shared with a friend 🙂

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    A Thought For Food
    April 29, 2011 at 2:09 am

    If only I lived in a place where I could get avocado fresh all year long… as guac is one of my favorite things to eat on a warm day, a squeeze of lime on top… chased with a big margarita

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    April 29, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Love the avocado in it! mmmm, nice

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    May 2, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Yum!! We make guac every week. I love it so much. 🙂

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    May 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    People think I'm weirdfor adding tomatos – glad to see you do too! Lime makes guac. Can't get enough 🙂

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    May 3, 2011 at 2:10 am

    This looks so good and easy! I must make this sometime. 🙂

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    May 4, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I can't wait to try this recipe! I'm always on the hunt for good guac recipes as I can't get enough of it!

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