Friday, July 1, 2016

holy guacamole!

y'all know I'm from texas and basically live for margaritas, queso, and guacamole. I can honestly say I'd be at least eight pounds thinner if these things didn't exist... but I'm so thankful they do! guacamole is one of the easier dips you can make and I love how absolutely fresh it is. there's something about tableside guacamole, made right in front of you, that gets my mouth watering. it's the perfect dish for a long holiday weekend like fourth of july, gather the group around a pitcher of margaritas and a bowl of homemade guacamole poolside. it doesn't get much better than that!

last weekend, we had company over and planned a mexican menu with margaritas, chips, salsa, queso, guacamole, rice, and enchiladas for friday night. whipping up this guacamole was one of my favorite things to make, once you chop all the onion and tomatoes - it just all comes together so easily and bursts with smooth texture and flavor. not to mention, avocados are loaded with fiber, good fat, potassium, and more. so go ahead, have an extra scoop.





ingredients:

-4 ripe avocados
-1 lemon
-1/2 c. small-diced red onion
-1 large garlic clove, minced
-1 t. kosher salt
-1 t. freshly ground black pepper
-1 medium tomato, seeded, and diced

instructions:

1. cut the avocados in 1/2, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh out of their shells into a large bowl.

2. immediately add the lemon juice, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss well.

3. using a sharp knife, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced.

4. add the tomatoes. mix well and taste for salt and pepper.

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