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I love guacamole. Partly because I’m such a lime lover, and when I make guacamole I love to looooad up on the lime. But don’t worry, I realize not everybody loves lime that much. That’s why this guacamole is a very basic and adaptable recipe, so you can add whatever spices or add-ins you think of. Feel free to change the amounts suggested, as everything is just suggested. Guacamole is feel as you go type of dip so if you don’t like lime, reduce it, and if you love tomatoes, add another one in.

Ingredients

4 ripe avocados
juice of 1-2 limes (I like at least 1 1/2 )
1 medium to large garlic clove (optional)*
1-2 roma tomatoes (for a fun twist try adding 1-3 sundried tomatoes)
1/4 cup to 1/3 cup loosely packed cilantro (or two handfuls)
1/8-1/4 tsp salt or more to taste
dash or two of black pepper
dash or two of cayenne or more to taste
1-2 tbsp hemp hearts (optional)

Instructions

Try to prepare all of your ingredients before you cut your avocados, however if you feel forget use a tupperware container to make the dip so you can put a lid on the avocados while you get the other ingredients ready.

Try to add the lime juice first, as it will help maintain the avocados’ freshness.

When you cut your avocados, you can dice them, or simply add them into the container and mash them or not depending on the texture you want.

Mince the garlic, dice the tomato, chop the cilantro and add them to the avocados along with the lime juice and spices and hemp hearts.

Stir everything around, again making sure to be mindful of the texture. Fold all the ingredients in carefully if you want it chunky, but stir it all up and it will mash up quite a bit.

Serve as soon as you can with tortilla chips, or whatever else you can think of. Store in a container, but don’t expect it to last long in the fridge as avocados turn brown fast**. IT’s best for a party, or a wild night of watching Big Brother or the Bachelorette!

*I sometimes find uncooked garlic can be a bit overbearing, so feel free to skip it if the taste is strong for you, or if you’re giving this to kids.

**I love guacamole, but the only hold back I have in making it is that it doesn’t last. As long as you know this, you will be fine, it’s just good to plan ahead before you make it.

 

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