Holy Guacamole!

Avocados! This nutrient-packed powerhouse of the fruit world is the main ingredient in this dish brought to us by the Aztec people of what we now know as Mexico. According to Wikipedia, avocados were first cultivated in south central Mexico around 10,000 years ago. [1]

Here are some interesting facts about avocados: Avocado trees can bear as many as 500 fruit, however they typically average about 150 fruit per year. Sometimes called an Alligator Pear due to their rough textured skin, Avocados have the highest protein content of any fruit, and contain more potassium than a banana! They are cholesterol free, gluten free, low in sodium, and high in fiber and healthy monounsturated fats.

Chips and guacamole served on a cutting board.
Chips and Guacamole

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium avocados
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (or crushed garlic to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper, diced (seeds & veins removed)
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1.5 tsp onion powder
  • 1.5 to 2 fresh limes

Do This:

Slice ripe avocados in half lengthwise and carefully remove the pit. Scoop or squeeze the avocado flesh from the skins, and place into a mixing bowl.

Slice limes in half, and squeeze the juice into the bowl with the avocado, being careful to remove any seeds.

Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix/mash together. Enjoy!

Some variation in ingredients can include things like fresh Cilantro, chili powder, and even roasted corn or green chilis. Have fun and experment! What do you like to have in your guacamole? We’d love to hear from you!

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