Yeah! Summer is neigh! I am so looking forward to vegging out on those lazy Sunday afternoons! Part of the fun is, of course, eating outside as well. To me no food is more iconic of Summertime than guacamole. But I am not talking about the store bought goop. No, this is the real, fresh stuff. The best part? It is super easy to make. Five ingredients and you’re there! Gluten free, dairy free goodness to boot. Check out this post for more yummy gluten and dairy free recipes:)
Avocados are a super food, chock full of nutrients and my fave: HEALTHY FATS. Love those two words together! I enjoy them in smoothies, salads, on sandwiches. You can even make chocolate pudding from them. This I have tried without much success, but I recently read about a trick that might finally make it a win. Stay tuned for more on that soon.
On to guacamole goodness. You will find one ingredient absent in my recipe, but you are certainly welcome to add it if you’d like: cilantro. Why? It just seems to be one of those things that I either don’t have on hand, or something that dies of old age in my veggie drawer.
It all starts with these fresh goodies…
I try to use organic ingredients whenever I can, especially if the skin of the fruit of vegetable will be eaten.
From what my guests have told me, they like this recipe exactly because it doesn’t have cilantro in it, so I am sticking to my version. And besides, it’s simpler. Last time I checked, my blog wasn’t about making life harder:)
Putting it all together is pretty straight forward.
Halve the avocados, remove pits. Leaving the pit in the guacamole to keep it from turning black is an old wives tale. It is air that oxidizes the guacamole and no pit will prevent that!
Once you have everything diced and chopped, it’s time to mash the avocado with a fork, add the salt and lemon and/or lime juice and mix well. You should end up with this:
Add your remaining ingredients:
Stir well, taste and adjust salt if needed.
One little trick I have learned, is to always keep Lime Vitality oil on hand for those times I want to add lime flavor, but don’t have limes. Depending on the time of year, and I love to make this guacamole recipe year round, the limes at the store can be so dry they yield very little juice.
And here is a picture of the finished result! Serve with your favorite chips. Pictured here are organic yellow and blue corn chips. Choose organic, because nearly all corn is GMO otherwise. Enjoy!
Easy five ingredient guacamole
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1/2 bunch green onions, sliced
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 3-5 drops Lime vitality essential oil optional
Juice from either 1/2 lemon or lime
Cut avocados in half, remove pit, scoop out flesh into bowl.
Mash with fork until only small chunks remain.
Add diced tomato, sliced green onion, salt (adjust to taste if needed), lemon or lime juice and lime vitality essential oil drops if using.
Stir to combine well, enjoy.
This guacamole is wonderful with chips, on burgers, as a topping for tacos, as an addition to sandwiches in place of mayo.