Quick and easy Guacamole, SO much tastier store bought! Gluten Free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, primal, and Whole 30 compliant.
When we moved to the United States from the U.K. in 2008 I was quite excited about the prospect of growing fruit and vegetables that I couldn’t grow back home. While we lived in London I had an allotment garden where we grew raspberries, rhubarb, potatoes and other veggies.
After we arrived here I was quickly disappointed to find that although the summer temperatures in Mississippi are more than hot enough to grow tropical plants, the winter temperatures frequently get below freezing, so no avocado trees for me!
The truth is that my enthusiasm for gardening has waned somewhat, I just can’t handle the heat and the mosquitoes!
You guys, I’m from Scotland where 3 days of sun and temps at 78f almost constitute a heatwave, in the summer it’s often hotter here overnight than the daytime temps in Scotland. You’d think that I’d be used to it by now after seven years, but nope.
Right now we’re experiencing a drought in Mississippi so the clay soil is baked hard, I couldn’t even contemplate getting out there and trying to dig it up, so I just go to Kroger to get my vegetables like everyone else around here!
So back to avocados, my children don’t really like them but they will occasionally eat them with other things if I turn them into guacamole. I don’t really understand why they don’t like avocados, I mean what’s not to like ?! Well I love avocados pretty much any way you slice them, but I my favorite way is to make guacamole.
My Easy Guacamole recipe is just that, easy! No fancy ingredients, you just need to do a little chopping and mashing and you’re done. I like to use a potato masher to smash up the avocados, but a fork works too if they are soft. I like my guacamole somewhat chunky but if you like it really, really smooth you can add it to a blender and whiz it until it’s smooth.
Do make sure you put the lemon juice onto the avocados right at the start of the recipe so that they don’t brown. If you are making this ahead of time put it into a bowl or container and put cling wrap right on top of the guacamole so that it’s not exposed to the air, even though it has lemon juice in it, it will turn brown eventually.
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MORE OF MY FAVORITE EASY RECIPES!
- 4 avocados, peeled and halved
- juice of 1 lemon
- ½ red onion, finely diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- couple drops of hot sauce
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tomato, finely chopped
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, make sure you add the lemon juice right away so the avocado does not brown.
- You can use a knife to cut into the avocados and then mix it with a fork, but I think it's easier to use a potato masher if you have one. If you want it really smooth then add it to a blender and whiz it until its as smooth as you like.
- Taste it and add salt and pepper as needed.
- If you are making this ahead of time put it into a bowl or container and put cling wrap right on top of the guacamole so that it's not exposed to the air, even though it has lemon juice in it, it will turn brown eventually.