guacamole

Four Ingredient Guacamole

September 20, 2012

Guacamole is easy to make from scratch. It’s particularly delicious in the summer months when you can get your hands on ripe local tomatoes. You can make this recipe more complex by adding diced red onions or cilantro. But I like the simple four ingredient guacamole the best.

If you are making for a group, double or triple the recipe. I estimate 1/2 to 1 avocado per person.

Eater’s Note: Avocados are on almost every superfood list – and for good reason. They are an excellent source of vitamin E, an important antioxidant. As well as ¬†good source of ¬†fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. The fats in avocados are mostly monounsaturated (like olive oil), which has been shown to reduce heart disease, inflammation, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. So, eat up!

4 Ingredient Guacamole
 
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe avocados - cut into chunks
  • 1 handful of cherry tomatoes or one large tomato - diced into small chunks
  • Juice of one lime
  • sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a medium bowl and mash with the back of a fork (or use one of those handy avocado mashers) until you reach the consistency you prefer (I like mine on the chunky side, but you might prefer smoother).
  2. Transfer to serving dish.
Notes
Serve with tortilla chips (check for a brand without hydrogenated oil or other strange ingredients) and sliced veggies. Also goes well on top of burgers and sandwiches.

Sources:
http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_food_guide/avocados
Real Food: What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck, p. 170-171