Guacamole

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

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I am an avocado addict, I love them. They are great chopped up in salads, spread on toast, or just plain with some salt and a spoon. I wish I lived in a climate where I could have an avocado tree in my yard. This guacamole is my go to Summer time snack, especially with a side of freshly made pico de gallo. The avocados are looking great at the super market right now and they are a good price.

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Guacamole

3 ripe avocados
1/2 of a red onion, minced
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced (I use just 1 if it is a large clove)
1-2 jalapeños, stems, seeds and veins removed, diced finely
juice from 1-2 limes
2 green onions, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
kosher salt
pepper
*In the summer time when the tomatoes are perfect and ripe, I chop up the meat from one or two tomatoes (squeezing out the extra pulp and seeds) and include it. This is how I prefer my guacamole, but the tomatoes just aren’t there quite yet, so I left it out this time

Cut avocados in half. Remove the seed. Run your knife through the avocados and scoop out away the chunks from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.  Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl, and mash with a fork. Leave as chunky as you’d like. Taste, then season to taste with salt and pepper, add more lime juice if needed. Serve immediately fresh corn tortilla chips or raw veggies like carrots and celery.

This recipe can be changed around to your taste, if you don’t like spicy omit the jalapeños and go with just a green bell pepper. Sometimes if I have red bell peppers on hand, I will add those for the color.

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