Zesty Guacamole

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Ingredients

3 Ripe avocados peeled and pitted

1 Jalapeno cored and finely chopped

1/4 Cup chopped cilantro

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp minced red onion

Sea salt to taste

PREP 10 MIN    |    COOK 0 MIN     |    TOTAL 10 MIN 

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Highlights & Tips

Making fresh guacamole is easy, quick and very rewarding!  First there are several ways to cut an avocado to get the flesh out.  You can take a knife and cut the avocado down the middle cutting it in half around the pit.  Once you open the avocado you can take a spoon and scoop out the pit and discard.  You can also peel an avocado by scoring it and peeling away the skin.  Then cut the avocado in half and use a spoon to scoop out the pit.

To keep your avocado bright green you can squeeze some fresh lime juice over the top of the flesh of the avocado.  It's best to do this with any left over avocados so they stay green but you can also slice off the bad coloring later as well.

You can add different seasonings to your guacamole but the basics have the mashed avocado, salt and pepper and fresh lime juice!  

Health Benefits

Lime Juice is a great way to add a fresh bright flavor to foods.  It's best to use fresh lime juice if you can but that's not always possible so a great back up is to have small bottles of lime juice.  It's a good idea to keep this in your refrigerator to be able to add lime juice to foods quickly and if you don't have fresh limes available.

Limes are high in vitamin C and antioxidants.  Lime juice helps to improve immunity, reduce heart disease risk factors, prevent kidney stones and aid in iron absorption.  It also promote healthy skin!

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Equipment

This is a great tool to use to safely cut and pit your avocado without injuries.  With this tool you can cut the avocado in half, safely discard the pit, scoop out the flesh and slice the avocado!

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It's best to use a mortar and pestle to make your guacamole.  Plus its a great way to serve your dip in as well!  This tool was used centuries ago in Mexico to smash and blend foods together well before any modern tools.

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You can serve your guacamole in a bowl but to take it to the next level especially if you are entertaining make your guacamole in a mortar and pestle and serve it in the dish as well!  It's a wonderful dish to use because not only do you make the dip in the dish you can serve it in it as well!  The stone Mortar's last the longest and plenty can be found in kitchen stores or online!

Food Combinations

The classic food to serve with guacamole is the tortilla chip of course!  Serve up some fresh salsa along with your guacamole.

Guacamole can be used on so many foods to enhance the dish and add fresh flavor with good healthy fats!  Place guacamole on a tofu scramble, pasta dish or make avocado toast!  The choices are endless.

  

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Budget Tips

If you want to save a little money purchase conventional avocados as opposed to organic.  Make sure you are getting a ripe avocado but not too ripe so when you open it the flesh is bad.  A good tip to selecting the perfect avocado is when touching an avocado it has a little give when gripping it.  If the avocado is too soft there is a good chance it's old or bruised and you will not be able to use much of it.  If you end up with a hard avocado ripen it up by placing it in a basket with your fruits for a couple days.  You can purchase guacamole but there is almost always preservatives added to them.

Storage Recommendations

If you have left over avocados you can use this great silicone cover to place over your avocado, then place it in the refrigerator until you need one next.

The best way to keep your avocado fresh and green is to squeeze some lime juice over the flesh them cover it up with a silicone wrap or plastic wrap.  You can also use a avocado dish.  Remember try to keep the oxygen out because that is what turns the flesh brown over time!

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What to do with left over's or extra product?

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There are endless ways to use up your avocados.  Make a sandwich, add sliced avocado to your tofu breakfast scramble, top off your chili with fresh avocado or add to a salad like cowboy caviar!

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Zesty Guacamole

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PREP 10 MIN    |    COOK 0 MIN     |    TOTAL 10 MIN    

YIELD 6 SERVINGS 

NUTRITIONAL'S  PER SERVING 1/4 cup

□ Calories       91   Cal

□ Protein         2     grams

□ Fiber            3.8  grams

□ Sugar           0     grams

□ Carbs           5    grams

□ Fat              8.3   grams

DIRECTIONS

Take your avocados by hand and use a avocado slicer or knife and cut the fruit in half.  Discard the pit by scooping it out with a spoon this is much safer than using a knife.  You can also use a avocado tool to assist with this task.

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Step 2

Once the pit is discarded peel away the skin or scoop out the flesh with a spoon.  Place the flesh in a mortar or bowl.

Finely chop your jalapeno pepper, red onion and cilantro and add to the avocado mixture.

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RECIPE TIPS

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Add the lime juice to the dish and mix well.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve in a bowl or mortar.  Add chopped cilantro and a pinch of sea salt to the top of the dish and serve!

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3 Ripe avocados peeled and pitted

1 Jalapeno cored and finely chopped

1/4 Cup chopped cilantro

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp minced red onion

Sea salt to taste

To keep your avocado bright green you can squeeze some fresh lime juice over the top of the flesh of the avocado.  It's best to do this with any left over avocados so they stay green but you can also slice off the bad coloring later as well.

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