Homemade Guacamole

Making homemade guacamole is fun and easy. I know you hear me say that a lot, but I do mean it. I often hesitate when making things from scratch because it means I have to do it that way every time after that. My family gets hooked on the homemade version and it often just means more work for me 😦 However, when talking guacamole and being able to control what ingredients go into my guacamole (and what fat stays out), I whip it up homemade every time!! This is a super yummy variation on the traditional avocado dish.  I prefer to keep the fat out and simply allow the avocado to speak for itself.

guacamole

 

You will need:

3 ripe avocados
half fresh onion
3 cloves garlic, or 1-2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 good squirts lemon or lime juice
4-5 cherry tomatoes (1/2 cup salsa)
hot sauce or jalepenos for heat (optional)
4 Tbsp ground cumin Ms Dash Greek Seasoning Salt and Pepper

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Directions I make this a few hours to a full day before I serve it. The longer it ‘marries’, the better the flavors are.

  1. I toss this in the food processor, beginning with the onion.  Chop those up a bit, don’t puree!
  2. Slice your avocados in half and then ‘gut them’ with a spoon. I find that running a spoon around the large nut inside the avocado gets it out nicely without wasting too much of the green goodness.
  3. I add salsa or tomato next. I like a certain jar salsa quite a bit since it contains no additives or sweetener that I am trying to avoid. Spin that together in the food processor.
  4. Next add the seasonings. This is one of the recipes that drive my family crazy. I add seasonings to taste. I love cumin and Greek seasoning in here. Ms. Dash is added for balance.
  5. Lime or lemon juice, depending on preference. Add a few squirts at a time. You can always add more, but it’s hard to get a runny guacamole to sit on things well.
  6. Finally, I add a few dashes hot sauce and a few jalepeno for heat. I like it more mild than my family does, so we compromise.

Serve as a garnish or dip some chips into this lovely, healthy, appetizer.

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