Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Teaching Tuesday: Super Easy Guacamole

Our family loves Mexican food.  4 out of 7 days (maybe more) we eat something with at least a Mexican Flair.  One of our favorite meals is Taco Salads.  We use ground turkey instead of ground beef and often forgo any chips, so not only is it tasty it is a healthy option too.  A must have for our taco salads is Homemade Guacamole.  Which is also a great health food with the good kind of fats from the Avocado.  It is really great for brain development in little ones.  Guacamole was one of the first foods both our kiddos ate.  So for today I have a recipe for really yummy Guacamole.

Super Easy Guacamole
1/4 tsp salt per avocado
2 T salsa per avocado
3/4 tsp garlic powder per avocado
1/2 tsp lime or lemon juice per avocado
Optional: Chopped cilantro, chopped onion

Place all the ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth.

  • This is very easy to double, triple, etc. just get more avocados.
  • Finding a very ripe avocado is the key to good guacamole.  The avocado should feel soft to the touch and the skin should be dark in color.
  • Feel free to adjust the above ingredients to fit your taste.  For example we always use a little more salt, lime over lemon juice, and include cilantro but not the chopped onion.
  • A trick my husband learned from a neighbor when he lived in El Paso, TX is to put the pit (seed) back into the bowl with the guacamole to keep it from turning brown so quick.  You can't make guacamole in advance as it browns quite quickly, but when you put in the pit it does seem to lengthen the life span.

Here are some pictures of the steps for those visual learners.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, thanks for the tip about the pit. How cool is that. I can't wait to try it.