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:

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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

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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.

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Ahhhh the carnage!

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3. Combine the onion, garlic, chile or cayenne, chili powder, salt and pepper, and lime juice.  Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.

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4. Garnish with cilantro and serve!

Ta-Da! Super easy, yummy and (relatively) healthy.

Tell me, what are your favorite guacamole add-ins?