Guacamole

July 27, 2016

I am pretty sure it is a scientific fact that adding avocado to any recipe increases the flavor quotient exponentially.

In fact, when following this sound line of logic, one quickly discovers that any recipe with avocado as the main ingredient is guaranteed to provide delicious results. Truly…it’s science.

Enter exhibit A, my guacamole recipe.

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Let me ask you, have you ever met a person who says, “No thanks, I don’t really like guacamole.” No? Me neither. That’s because any recipe featuring avocado is perfect…Unless you’re my dad who remains the one exception to this rule and skews the scientific results. (Note: it’s not the guacamole my dad doesn’t like, it’s the name. Apparently the word “guac” doesn’t rank high on his list of appealing food titles. Go figure.)

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Back to the recipe. Combine creamy avocado, fresh tomatoes, and tart lime juice and you’re on your way to guacamole perfection. Importantly, the one ingredient that may cause a person to dislike guacamole is fresh cilantro. Cilantro is one of those flavors that people either love or hate. If you lean toward the i-hate-cilantro-it-tastes-like-soap camp, fear not, you have a few easy options. You can either use dried cilantro, which has a much milder flavor, or swap out the cilantro all together and use parsley instead. Simple.

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Easy to double for a group or cut in half and eat it all for dinner, this recipe is quick, flavorful, and sure to please. Enjoy!

Are you a cilantro lover or hater? Let me know below!

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Guacamole:

Serves: 4

Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 2 tbls. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbls. chopped cilantro (can replace with parsley if you think cilantro tastes like soap)
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder (can use fresh garlic, if desired. I don’t like biting into fresh garlic)
  • Sriracha, to taste

Directions:

  1. Mash together avocados, lime juice, and salt.
  2. Add remaining four ingredients to the avocado mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Enjoy with tortilla chips, fresh veggies, or a spoon.





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