Friends: NEVER buy pre-made guacamole. Not only is it one of the easiest things you can make at home, if you have the necessary spices already on your shelf, you can pull it together for $5 or less. And you know what? Once you make your own, there is no going back to store bought. It’s so good and so easy, it’s ludicrous.
As the weather gets warmer in California, my desire to turn the oven on disappears. Instead I crave fresh, simple food. On my trip to Costco today I found a bag of lovely ripe avocados. I was reminded how long it’s been since I’ve made guac – likely not since last summer – so I decided it was high time to bring in the summer, whip up a batch, and share it with all of you.
And I’m sorry, if anyone ever tries to tell you this is bad for you, they are lying. There is nothing artificial in my guac – it is simply avocados, tomatoes, onions, and spices. That’s it. Yes, avocados have fat and calories, but they are the best, most healthy form you can ever hope to find. Now, what you choose to eat with the guac is another matter entirely. The good news is that it is good on everything – I encourage you to get creative and NOT to eat it with store bought tortilla chips… unless you really want to. But seriously, this stuff has so many applications, much like my Super Easy Tzatziki. Here are some ideas:
- Use in place of mayo for sandwiches or wrap
- Use as a dip for raw veggies
- Top fresh fish
- Put a dollop in a grilled cheese
- Eat with a spoon
- Throw at your roommate
Though it is healthy, I would not suggest eating an entire batch of it – at the end of the day, calories are calories, but I think overall it will do us good to have some more avocados in our lives.