Avocados, oh how I love thee. I have been somewhat enamored with this fruit…yes, it is a fruit…for just a short while as I was just introduced to this wonderful piece of deliciousness in the past year or so. It is so healthy, so creamy, and so versatile. It can be added to smoothies, made into puddings, into “ice cream,” and into guacamole (the most obvious choice, right?) I have made guacamole with packets of seasonings but I don’t like all the additives and I have purchased guacamole from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s but it gets downright expensive! I can buy organic avocados at Trader Joe’s for as little as 99 cents each on a good day! A local Whole Foods had a “guac-off” recently – pitting several types of guacamole against each other and I fell in love with the one they called “spicy vegan guacamole.” I picked up the recipe and have been making it myself at home ever since. I believe this recipe is fully customizable based on preference – if you like hot – add more jalapeno, if you like cilantro – add more, if you don’t – add less. The recipe below is my preference and isn’t exactly the Whole Foods version. Also, I adjust the recipe each time I make it because I don’t always have 4 avocados so I need to scale down the rest of the ingredients. Make it your own!
2. 2 jalapenos – diced/minced
3. 2 tablespoons cup sea salt
4. 3 tablespoons cup fresh cilantro
5. 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
Guacamole tastes best when given time to “meld.” I like to make it several hours and refrigerate it before I want to eat it. This is not necessary, just personal preference.