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Monday, August 2, 2010


One of my go to recipes that everyone always enjoys is Guacamole. I like it so much that it's on my blog design. It's fresh and easy and such a pretty color. We recently had some friends (3 other couples) over for dinner and we did mexican food - my favorite and I mean who doesn't like mexican? Seriously, it's the best. So of course I made guacamole for us to eat while the enchiladas and rice were cooking.

I am sharing my recipe but keep in mind that I do not measure anything when I make it... it's all done to taste :)

Emily's Guacamole
- 2 ripe avocados (they are ripe if they give a little when you squeeze them)
- tomato, chopped (I use a small tomato or roma)
- red onion, 1 slice chopped
- sour cream, reduced fat
- lime juice
- garlic powder
- black pepper
- Cilantro chopped
Slice avocados, take out pits, and scoop out avocado into bowl. Add a couple squirts of lime juice and mash up with a fork or a cool avocado tool (mine is shown below - 4 in 1 avocado tool). 

Image from Williams Sonoma
Image from Williams Sonoma

Add chopped tomato, chopped red onion, and a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream to your liking. Season with as much garlic powder as you like and a little bit of black pepper. Add chopped cilantro- you will need more than you think for it to have that hint of cilantro flavor which I think really makes the guacamole. Stir everything together and chill in fridge.

Serve with torilla chips and enjoy until it is all gone! And it probably all will get eaten. I doubled the recipe for the 8 of us and it was all gone before dinner. Yum! This makes me want some right now.

If you are lazy and want a shortcut, c'mon it happens to the best of us... you can use your favorite salsa instead of the tomatoes and red onion. You will want to put some in a strainer so you don't end up with too much juice. Using salsa will decrease the pretty green color slightly but still tastes good.

Unfortunately any leftover guac turns brownish green on top the next day (from enzymes in avocados exposed to air). If anyone knows how to keep this from happening then I am all ears - I have tried everything!

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