Looking for the perfect Guacamole recipe for this upcoming season of outdoor entertaining? Look no further! When I say this is THE best guacamole recipe, I’m not lying. The saying “less is more” is spot on for this recipe and you’re going to love the simplicity of it’s healthy ingredients and unbeatable flavor. Leave the processed packaged mix at the grocery store and respect yo’ avocado by pairing it with real food, fresh herbs, and the right seasoning to make the perfect citrus, salty, and chunky Guacamole.
Happy Good Friday everyone! In a couple of days, many of us will be celebrating the resurrection, which is not only a huge event in the liturgical year, but also when I really start feeling like it’s spring. My pale pink nails are painted, the white jeans have been pulled out from storage, and now it’s time for outdoor dinners and fresh spring flavors.
This is my favorite season for grilling out, chatting, and sipping wine with my people around around my sister’s back patio. They have a huge outdoor dining table with lights strung all over the back yard and every grill and fire pit you could imagine. My brother in law and boy friend do most of the grilling while my sister and I take care of the fresh salad and whatever sides in the kitchen.
Oh, and there’s always other friends and dogs running around this peaceful scene, impatiently begging or picking at the food as we prepare it. This is why I almost always prepare an appetizer. Yep, not to appease my loved ones as they wait for dinner, but to keep their dirty fingers out of the kitchen. There are worse things I could do to keep them patient and with this Guacamole, they never seem to mind it.
7 Reasons why Guac is the best
- It’s made from avocados
- It’s a dip so you can get even more creative with the vehicle you use to get it in your mouth
- It takes less than 5 minutes to make
- There’s zero cooking or baking involved
- It’s filled with all my favorite textures and flavors
- It goes great with other dips like salsa, queso, and bean dip
- It’s naturally paleo, vegan, and gluten free
Okay that last bullet point might completely give me away, but it’s why I started making guacamole so much this time last year. I spent an entire Whole30 not being able to even try a bite of anything on the starter menu and still wanted to eat similarly even after the challenge. On the other hand, I hated the thought of all of my friends having to eat differently just because of my new found pickiness so this is an easy win/win for us all.
There are so many ways that you can serve this dip, but my absolute favorite way is with a package of mini peppers. I always open a bag of traditional tortilla chips, keeping in mind the non-paleo people at my parties, but they honestly end up liking how well it pairs with the peppers even more. Other ideas could be squash and zucchini slices, carrot sticks, broccoli, or I’ve even been known to go at it with just a fork.
- 5 avocados
- 1 tbsp sun dried tomatoes
- 2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro
- juice from 2 limes
- ¼ tsp salt
- splash of paprika
- Cut each avocado long-ways down the middle and remove the pit
- Scoop out each pit and add each half to a large bowl
- Mash them to desired consistency (I'm a chunky girl myself), but keep in mind that they will continue to breakdown when stirring the ingredients
- Add all other ingredients and mix well
What’s your favorite way to eat avocado?
Do you ever eat outside?
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