Simple Chunky Guacamole

Guacamole is a summertime favorite in my house. We look forward to spending our summer days at the beach and coming home to a bowl of fresh guacamole and corn chips to munch on while hanging out in the backyard. It’s the perfect appetizer for any gathering, or any day really.

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I threw this guacamole together last summer and it’s been a favorite ever since. It’s crazy simple and destined to please. What’s not to love about creamy avocado goodness? When you get the perfect – a hearty scoop of citrus infused avocado, crisp red onion, chunky tomato and just the right amount of salt and red pepper topping a crunchy corn chip… Honestly, what could be better?

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Avocados provide monounsaturated fats, which are heart healthy, essential fats that our bodies love! They also are loaded with potassium, folate, phosphorous, vitamin A and magnesium. All of which are essential for the proper functioning of our cells. Avocados are truly nature’s butter – creamy and delicious!

I hope you give this recipe a try – it’s incredibly easy and perfectly satisfying.

– Ingredients – 

4 avocados

1/2 tomato

1/4 red onion

1 clove garlic

juice of 1/2 lime

juice of 1/2 lemon

sea salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes

– Recipe – 

1. Slice open your avocados, remove the seed, and scoop the creamy flesh into a medium sized bowl. Use a fork to mash it thoroughly.

2. Dice 1/2 a tomato and 1/4 a red onion. You want to guacamole to be chunky, so don’t go crazy but make sure the pieces are a reasonable size. Add the tomato and red onion to the avocado and mix well.

3. Mince a clove of garlic and squeeze the juice from 1/2 a lemon and 1/2 a lime. Add these to the avocado mixture and combine. Ladybug

4. Finally, season with sea salt, black pepper (just a sprinkle of this), and red pepper flakes (for some spice!) to desire taste. I usually enlist some eager taste testers for this part.

5. Cover with tinfoil and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, mix well to refresh the green color; the mixture will look slightly darker initially but will lighten when mixed. Serve with Trader Joe’s corn tortilla chips or Garden of Eatin’ Blue corn tortilla chips (my favorites) or chips of choice!

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