Guac for One

Do you ever just get a vicious craving for guacamole? I do. I definitely do. Sometimes, I am alone in this. Granted, my boyfriend will always eat the guacamole once it appears, but he can lack enthusiasm initially until he sees that creamy avocado goodness.

This technically makes enough for two if it’s an appetizer or snack, and if you don’t mind sharing. I could go either way on this, since yesterday I had ZERO interest in sharing and he had plenty of interest in eating!

Anyway, this is a fresh, easy, simple version of one of my favorites. The ingredients tend to be staples in my house except for the avocados, which I only buy when they look halfway decent. In New England, you can’t always get good ones and when an avocado is bad, it’s very bad. But this week they had nice plump ones at the grocery store, and I knew what I had to do…Make some guac! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1 tsp. Lime Juice (fresh is ideal, but a bottle will do)
  • 2 tsp. Hot Sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 Cup Tomatoes, Chopped (use Grape, Cherry or Plum if you don’t want it to get too watery)
  • 2 Tbsp. Onion, Finely Chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Technique:

  1. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, and remove the pit. Using a spoon, scoop the contents into a bowl and mash it up.
  2. Add your chopped tomatoes and onions, and the lime juice. Add the hot sauce if you like it a bit spicier.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Enjoy with toast, crispy tortilla chips, or pretty much anything else. There’s not much guacamole can’t improve.

 

Tips:

The citrus from the lime will help prevent browning, but it still doesn’t keep prettily. It’s best eaten the day of making it.

If you don’t have lime, you can use lemon in a pinch.

It looks awesome served in the avocado skin like a little bowl (see above!)

If you don’t have or like hot sauce, you can use seasonings like red chili flakes, chili powder, cayenne pepper or smoked paprika to add a bit of subtle heat.

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