Easy and Simple Guacamole


by Alejandro Mole


Anybody can make this effortless guacamole dip. Despite the fact that it's a very simple recipe, the flavors combine for a true, rich, Soutwestern taste experience. It's very common at parties where individuals can consume it as a dip with corn chips, bean dip, salsa and sour cream, but it is actually a superb side for any Southwestern, Mexican or Mediterranean style meal. Normally, it tastes fresher when created in an hour of serving, but, if the pit or seed of one of the avocados sits in the middle helping the guacamole stay fresh, it's going to keep up to 24 hours. Additionally, for people with sensitive stomachs, it seems that this recipe is milder than those utilizing raw onion and garlic. Avocado, of course, is pretty calming to the stomach. In about fifteen minutes of preparation time, any individual can whip up this guacamole. It is a winner in fast food and taste.

Simple Guacamole Ingredients

3 large or 4 little avocados, 1 t. onion powder, 1/2 t. garlic powder, 1 T lemon or lime juice (fresh, frozen and thawed, or canned, measured to taste)

Instructions

Cut the avocado into quarter sections and remove the peeling and seed. Set one of the seeds aside. Toss the rest of the peeling and seeds away. Put avocado in a medium-sized mixing bowl or food processor and add the other ingredients. Mash all the ingredients together until the avocado is smooth. Scoop the guacamole into a serving bowl or food storage container.

If serving time is less than an hour away, let guacamole to remain at room temperature so the flavors will blend, but store the dip in the fridge if serving time is more than one hour away. Be sure to nestle at least one seed in the middle of the guacamole to ensure continued freshness. As strange as this action might sound, avocado begins to brown soon after the preparer gets rid of the seed pit and even the acid in the lemon juice will not prevent discoloration and the spoilage that shortly follows.

Extra Suggestions For The Simple And Easy Guacamole Recipe

- Mash the ingredients together employing any of the following: a food processor, an electric eggbeater, an electric mixer or even a hand potato masher or fork. - If desiring more texture, don't mash fully smooth. Leave some avocado lumps, instead. - For added Southwestern flair, try adding one teaspoon of fresh cilantro, chopped finely, and one half teaspoon ground cayenne. - For added flavor and creaminess, add one-quarter cup of sour cream. - If the guacamole is too dry and stiff, add a tablespoon of olive or other vegetable oil. - Attempt adding fresh, one-half a cup of diced tomatoes, fresh or canned and drained.




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