Thursday, February 2, 2012

Game Day Guacamole

I decided to make guacamole because avocados have alot of great health benefits. After I posted a pic of my finished product, a few people requested my recipe. I figured I would just put it on the blog because guacamole is a must have on Super Bowl Sunday which is in 2 days! My "semi-homemade" version is full proof and ready in minutes.


2 Ripe* Hass Avocados
1 Lime
1/4 cup Store Bought FRESH Salsa (in the refrigerator in the produce section)
Salt and Pepper

*A ripe avocado is dark green and soft to the touch when you squeeze it gently. If your avocados are bright green and hard, they will need 2-3 days to ripen by simply leaving them out on the kitchen counter.


Grip the avocado gently on one side with one hand. With a large, sharp knife in the other hand, cut the avocado lengthwise around the seed. Open the two halves to expose the pit. (SEE PICTURES BELOW) Remove the seed by scooping it out with spoon or using a knife to cut into the seed and twisting it out. Then, using a spoon, scoop the flesh of the avocado out into a small bowl. Roll the lime on the kitchen counter to release it's juices, cut the lime in half and squeeze all of the juice onto the avocados. Next, mash the avocado using the spoon until it is smooth (you can leave some chunks if you like). Lastly, add the salsa, salt and pepper to taste. Give it a final mix and serve immediately. If you cannot serve immediately you will need to keep adding lime juice to keep the guacamole from browning until you are ready to serve.

For even more flavor: Add a tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro and/or grate in a small clove of garlic.

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