Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Easy Guacamole ChaCha Style

I came across a good deal on avocados this week so I decided to make my own guacamole. I don't know about you, but I really do not enjoy paying $1.80 or more extra for a small dollop on guacamole on the side. Think it is too difficult to make? It is actually really simple and versatile!
Tips on finding an avocado that is ready to eat:  Select ones that are not too mushy or too firm. If you have a firm avocado, place it in a paper bag and let it set on your window sill or counter for a day or two. Also, if the stem is still attached, pick it off. Underneath should be a yellowish flesh. If it is brown it is too ripe.

What you'll need:
Avocados- peeled and diced
Garlic to taste - fresh minced or powder
Red or Spanish onion - finely chopped
Jalapeno - seeded and finely chopped
Salt/Pepper to taste

Optional Add Ins:
Chipotle Chili powder or Cayenne pepper
Cilantro - chopped
Roma Tomatoes- diced

 I mixed 2 avocados, 1 diced jalapeno, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 cup onion, juice of 1/2 lime, 2 shakes of Chipotle chili powder, and salt/pepper to taste. We are not big cilantro fans so I opted to leave it out. You can omit the chili powder if you don't want the extra heat, but I really enjoy the smokiness it adds. 
 Mash it to the consistency desired. I enjoy a chunk of avocado here and there. 
Enjoy! This is so great with chips alone but you can add to so many things. Tacos, burritos, eggs, and one of our favorites- jalapeno guacamole burgers.

I would love to know what ways you enjoy guacamole, please leave a comment below.

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