Bring Chunky Guacamole to your next party. It is healthy and the perfect dip for a BBQ, potluck or Mexican celebration.
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Guacamole is probably the most made dip in our house. Sometimes it is creamy with the avocado mashed and other times it is chunky with bits of avocado sparkling through out. Watch out, it won’t last long. We have a 7-year-old guacamole monster in our house. She is known to push the bowl right in front of her and push everyone else’s hands away as she devours this green deliciousness. A few minutes later she is satiated and has a green mustache. I’ve learned just to give her a bowl of her own. Since avocado is loaded with potassium (more than a banana), folic acid and Vitamin K, B6, C and E, I don’t mind that she loves it. It is also high in fiber.
If you are on a diet, you do have to watch the fat content. Avocados have “good” fat; it is mono-unsaturated. While I let me daughter munch as much as she likes, I do eat it in moderation. The calories add up but that is why I prefer guacamole chunky. I still get the wonderful creamy, avocado flavor but I also get some tomatoes and cilantro. It feels like a bigger serving. I am all about big, healthy servings.
It is extraordinarily hard to find a ripe avocado at the grocery store so plan a head. If I want to make guacamole for a party, I buy them at Costco a few days ahead. The price is better! I put them in a paper bag on my kitchen counter and check them daily. You can tell when your avocado is ripe by gently pressing on it. It should give slightly. Don’t press hard or you can bruise it. Once it is ripe, put it in your refrigerator but try to use it within a day or two.
Once you’ve made the guacamole, you need to eat it fairly quickly. Avocados brown easily just like a potato. Since we like ours quite lemony, I add a little extra lemon juice which slows down the browning. I also place plastic wrap directly on top of the guacamole then put an air tight lid on. Air is the culprit for the browning. I’ve also had great success with freezing guacamole. That is my favorite new find when it comes to guacamole.
I love to eat guacamole with my Sweet and Spicy Baked Plantains and Jicama Chips. It is a great flavor combination. Guacamole is also fabulous on a burger. We put it on our Stuffed Mushroom Burgers with Guacamole and Roasted Red Pepper. I’ll smear some on a sandwich or a quesadilla. Oh and it has to be on nachos. A boring piece of grilled chicken can be made into a delicious meal with a dollop of guac. Of course, you can always just grab a spoon.
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- 2 avocados , chopped
- 1 small tomato , seeded and chopped
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Juice of a lemon
- ¼ tsp . kosher salt
Put all ingredients into a small glass bowl. Gently toss to combine.
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