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Quickie Guacamole

Well, the weekend’s over and it’s back to the bump and grind of every day life. I’m feeling pretty fortunate that we were blessed with beautiful weather here in North Carolina for the first weekend of spring considering my friends back in Texas were given yet another snowstorm with multiple inches of snow. It inspired me to cook up all kinds of goodies to share this week including a pizza using the guacamole recipe below that was amazing (who would have thought you could use guacamole on a pizza?) and a pound cake that was worth every tablespoon of butter I put into it.

Ok, so let’s get to the guacamole. This is my quickie version of guacamole. It’s the recipe you go to when you want yummy guacamole without all the dicing and chopping. Don’t get me wrong, I do love a batch of high effort guaco as much as the next girl, but most nights during the witching hour (and if you have kids you know what I mean), I feel lucky just to get food on the table, let alone gourmet guacamole. This guaco serves up a mean batch of delicious and takes about half the time to make. So here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients Needed:

2 Large Avocados
The Juice from 1 Lime
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Cumin
1 Clove of Garlic
2 tsp of Cilantro
Sea Salt to taste

Now I know I mentioned this in an earlier recipe, but I just want to throw out again what a wonderful thing Dorot herbs are.  No garlic mincing, no cilantro chopping, and best of all, because it’s a freezer item, it stays good for so much longer than fresh herbs.  Don’t get me wrong, I love fresh herbs as well as the next gal and use them often, but for a quick backup, that really does the job, these are awesome.

Ok, the recipe.   Mash up your two avocados in a bowl with a fork.  Add in the juice, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, garlic, and cilantro.  Mix well and then add your sea salt to taste.  And let me tell ya, don’t be afraid with the salt.  I find it takes a bit to really get the flavor where I want it.  And that’s it!  I told you it was a quickie.

I want to add one more note about the salt.  For this recipe if you have access to it, try to use sea salt vs. regular salt.  I don’t know why it is, but for some reason, sea salt makes guacamole that is really good!  A friend once told me that sea salt was the secret to great restaurant guaco and after trying it, I’m a believer.

So here it is; the finished product.  Try not to drool too much on your computer screen.

Quickie Guacamole

Total Time: 15 min

Ingredients:

2 Large Avocados
1 Lime, Juiced
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Cumin
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
Sea Salt to Taste

Directions:

Mash up your two avocados in a bowl with a fork.

Add in the juice, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, garlic, and cilantro.

Mix well and then add your sea salt to taste.