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Avocados are on for .96 cents this week at Superstore. I love avocados, but I now only buy them when they are on sale, in an effort to be a bit more money-aware and since they are not grown locally (tear, tear) I try to buy them all of the time. I use them in salads, in sandwiches, in smoothies, and most often, as guacamole. Here's my basic recipe, of which I change add to it with whatever else I have, like tomato, or peppers, etc.
Total Time from start to finish: 10 minutes
1 very ripe avocado (the softer the better for guacamole)
1 clove garlic, minced
juice of 1/4 lime
My usual add-ons: a pinch of cilantro and chilli flakes (shown here)
What to do:
1) Cut avocado in half. Scoop out avocado into a small dish one half at a time. If the avocado is soft enough, the seed easily falls out with a little nudge. If it's not a very ripe avocado - good luck! haha I do a horrible job of getting the avocado out of the skin.
2) Add garlic and juice.
3) Mash and mix together all ingredients until smooth with little bumps.
4) Eat right away!
Hints: Guacamole will turn brown very quickly and doesn't hold well overnight - however, I have found 2 things that help prolong it, overnight so I can pack it for my lunch - add extra lime juice and let the seed sit with it until ready to eat.
We really cooked these things. From scratch. On weeknights. And we even had time to do the dishes.
They have real, simple ingredients that you'll find in your cupboards. They're healthy and delicious. No lies.
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