Friday, June 22, 2012

Homemade Guacamole – Spiced up with a Twist!


What do you get when you combine an avocado and cayenne pepper?  Kick-Ass Guacamole!

Snack food is typically loaded with sugar, salt & guilt!  One of the many reasons I love Homemade Guacamole – Spiced up with a Twist!  Avocados are technically a fruit and are in season Spring through Fall, but available year round, perfect for this yummy treat!

Last night, I decided to whip up some Guacamole for the boys while they watched the Heat game.  I know everyone likes their guacamole different, but this is how I like mine. Sometimes I add some finely diced jalapeno for some extra heat but most of the time I don’t have it on hand so I improvise.

First things first … put on your sombrero (optional) and turn on the music. 


Homemade Guacamole – Spiced up with a Twist!

Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados (If your avocados aren't ripe, check out my ripening tip here)
1 medium tomato, seeded and cut into small pieces
¼ red onion, chopped finely
1 clove of garlic
1 lime, juiced
Fresh Cilantro, torn into smaller pieces, to taste
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Cayenne Pepper, to taste

Start by cutting your avocados in half and remove the pit.  I find it easiest to lightly tap your knife into the pit and then just pull up, it releases without a struggle. Next, scoop out the flesh with a spoon making sure to get all of the dark greenness of the avocado which is up against the inside of the peel, this is where all the nutrients are (thanks for that information Lily!).

 
Slightly mash the avocado (I like my guacamole a bit on the chunky side) then add the diced onion, tomato, cilantro, garlic and the juice of one lime. Lastly, add the salt, pepper & cayenne pepper to taste...which for me these days is never enough cayenne – I love the heat it provides. 

  
Chill until serving. If not serving right away place saran wrap directly against the guacamole so that it does not oxidize and turn brown. Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips or your favorite dipper, whatever that may be - I use Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita 

Ole! Don't forget to come back and let me know how you like your Guac with cayenne! 

Listening to: VanMorrison – Brown Eyed Girl


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2 comments:

  1. Sounds good! I love avacado...when I make avacado salad I keep a pit and put it in the center of salad and cover..the pit keeps the avacado from turning brown!

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    1. That is a really great tip! I didn't know that! Thanks for sharing.

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