Easy Guacamole

PREP TIME:

5 minutes

PREP NOTES:

Cooking time:

0 minutes

YIELDS:

8 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 ripe avocados (brown on the outside and slightly soft to touch)
  • 3 tbsn chopped, fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsn fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (or can use garlic powder)
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • 1 small tomato (diced without seeds)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp cumin (optional)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper diced (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Cut avocados in half and remove the seed.  Scoop out the contents and put in a medium size bowl.
  • Mash the avocados with a fork or a potato masher.
  • Add cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, salt and spices (optional)
  • Fold in garlic, onions, tomatoes and pepper.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.
  • Enjoy with organic corn chips or cut up veggies!

NOTES:

To keep leftover guacamole from going brown, follow this tip!

Put your guacamole in a small bowl that is nearly filled to the top.  Use a knife to even out the top of the guacamole and then, put a very thin layer of water on top and cover it tightly with plastic wrap or a secured lid.  When you are ready to eat it (within 2-3 days max), pour off the water and voila – it’s ready to eat – and it’s not brown! The reason it becomes brown is due to oxidation and the water keeps the oxidation process it from occurring.

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