Avocado: a delicious healthy fat that tastes good on top of or mixed into anything. Seriously. There are avocado brownies, avocado toasts, avocado ice cream, fried avocados, stuffed avocados, the list goes on. Avocados are everywhere! But one of my favorite ways to eat those delicious, fatty, green guys remains the classic guacamole. Perfect for topping salads, sandwiches, tacos, dipping, or eating with a spoon. I mean…what? Guacamole can get really fancy; you can go spicy, sweet, and with all sorts of mix-ins, but this “recipe” (I feel bad even calling it that!) is one of my favorite ways to make a flavorful yet simple guac that will go good with anything. It’s quick to make, with minimal chopping, and loved by my whole family. In fact, I left my toddler with a bowl of it in her near vicinity, and when I came back into the kitchen, she had climbed up on a chair and was licking guacamole off her hand, saying, “mmm that’s good ‘cado!” I couldn’t even be mad because it was so cute, and I was glad she was getting her healthy fats in! Anyways, let’s get to this super simple recipe that can transform any meal!
Serves 4-5. Definitely double this recipe if you’ll be feeding a big crowd.
- 2 ripe avocados
- Juice of one lime (I use this juicer to get out every last drop!)
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp finely chopped cilantro
- 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
- 1/4 finely chopped red onion
- Other possible mix-ins
- diced tomato
- fresh garlic (just a little!)
- fresh or pickled jalapenos
- a splash of your favorite salsa
- charred corn
- Chips to dip
- Plantain chips (my favorite!)
- Gluten free sweet potato crackers
- Veggie chips
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the flesh of the avocado and lime juice
- Mash until semi-smooth
- Add remaining ingredients
- Stir until combined
- Dip, spread, or spoon (not just me, right?) away!
- Store leftovers, covered, in fridge. It will turn a little brown due to oxidizing, but just give it a stir and it will be fine!
And that’s it! Easy, huh? Adding a little guacamole will seriously transform your dinner. Boring chicken breast? Top with guacamole and you have “Fiesta Chicken”! Boring salad? Nope. Add guacamole and it’s “Taco Salad”! You get the point 😉
For more delicious dips, check out my Classic Garlic Hummus, Dairy free Garlic Herb Ranch, and Spicy Garlic Salsa. For some simple dinner ideas that would go perfectly with this guac, check out my One Pan Chicken and Shrimp Fajitas, Salmon Burgers, or Spicy Garlic Chicken Nachos. These are all good ideas for any March Madness parties you may be throwing, too! I know you’ll find something easy to make that the whole family finds easy to eat. Add a little guacamole, and it’s a party! Party on…and enjoy your pinch of crazy!
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