Memorial Day Party Treat: Gringa Guacamole
You're probably going to some sort of Memorial Day party this weekend and it'll probably involve lots of highly-processed hot dogs and pre-made hamburgers and buns made of refined flour. What's the best survival plan for health-conscious gals? Bring some good food that you can eat and—even if you do eat some of the junk—you'll at least crowd it out a bit with veggies. You could bring a huge green salad, a platter of grilled vegetables, a fresh fruit salad. Or you could be the MVP of the party and bring some delicious, healthful guacamole!
Full disclosure: I'm one of those people who cannot stand cilantro (don't blame me, it's in my genes), so i'm always bummed when i get guacamole that's full of it. This version omits the soapy-tasting leaves, which i realize makes it not very authentic. But it is still mucho tasty.
- 2-3 ripe avocados
- 1 lime
- 2-3T minced red onion
- salt, to taste
- Tabasco, to taste
- 3T seeded, chopped tomatoes (optional)
Scoop flesh from avocados into bowl and add onion.
Squeeze lime juice on top. This not only adds amazing flavor, but keeps the avocado from browning. Mash with a fork. I like mine well mashed but not totally smooth.
Once it's mashed, fold in tomatoes (if you want to). Add salt and Tabasco, to taste.
Serve with raw veggies or chips, or use as a topping on a burger (trust me: delicious). Enjoy your weekend!
What's your favorite guacamole recipe?