Homemade Guacamole ~
Traditionally people think of using guacamole as a dip for tortilla chips or pita wedges, however we love it as a veggie dip. Guacamole is so much healthier than most other veggie dips and it compliments many veggies well; try carrot sticks, sliced cucumber, peppers or celery. The main ingredient in guacamole is the avocado, which is a superfood. Avocados contain antioxidants and are a great source of potassium. They're also contain a very high amount of healthy monounsaturated fats, these are the good fats you want. Guacamole is a delicious way to enjoy more avocados in your diet and it couldn't be easier to make.
4 (ripe) medium avocados
1 medium tomato,* seeded and chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small lime, juice only
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Mash the avocados (I like to mash the avocados on a cutting board and then transfer to a bowl. It's much easier to mash them on a flat surface.)
Mix the mashed avocados with all the ingredients in a bowl. Voila ~ a very healthy and delicious dip!
*If you prefer your Homemade Guacamole smooth rather than chunky, omit the tomatoes.
Tip: Buy avocados a few days in advance of making this Homemade Guacamole so they have time to ripen on your kitchen counter. I find that organic avocados tend to be more ripe than non-organic ones in the grocery store, so if you buy organic you're more likely to be able to buy them same day or only one or two days before making your Homemade Guacamole.
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