Homemade Guacamole

by Elise Schwartz | March 12, 2010 3:07 PM

Did you know that making your own, fresh guacamole could be so easy and so worth it?  Homemade guac has a much more intense flavor than the store bought variety — and it’s cheaper if you make it yourself, too!  Guacamole is a great condiment in place of ranch dressing, chip dips, or sometimes even ketchup or mustard!  Sometimes we even like to mix it with hummus[1] while we enjoy our fresh veggies.  :) 
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Homemade Guacamole

2 avocados
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 organic tomato, diced
Sea salt to taste
Chili powder to taste
Cumin to taste

Optional ingredients to taste:
1/3 cup green or red onion, diced
2-3 radishes, diced
4 stems of cilantro, chopped
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Cut avocados in half (long way), take out pits.  Spoon out avocados into a large bowl and mash with a fork to desired consistency.  Add lime juice, finely minced garlic and all other diced vegetables.  Add seasonings to taste.  Mix together and put the seeds in the bowl to prevent the avocados from turning brown.  Refrigerate and serve with a favorite vegetable (bell peppers, cucumbers, celery).

Endnotes:
  1. hummus: http://healingcuisinebyelise.blogspot.com/search/label/hummus
  2. [Image]: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WeKWQo_8PVw/TepJai5BkuI/AAAAAAAADYc/uJubCOBN4Rw/s1600/guacamole.jpg

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