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Easy Guacamole

The great thing about this guacomole is triple fold: 1.) You probably already have these ingredients in your refrigerator, 2.) It’s chock full of heart-protective essential fatty acids and antioxidants such as lycopene, vitamins A, C and E, and 3.) It’s EASY to make! Yes, you need to prep the ingredients, but after that it’s done! Put it in a festive bowl and serve raw veggies or healthy chips alongside it.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocadoes, diced
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 of a medium red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 of a jalapeno, minced
  • 1/2 of a lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper (or more if you prefer a lot of heat)
  • Kosher salt to taste

Directions

  1. Wash all ingredients thoroughly and prep according to ingredient specifications.
  2. Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix together using a spatula.
  3. Season to taste.
  4. To store: Place guacamole in an airtight container. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic wrap on top of the guacamole, sealing out the air. Then put on the container lid. This method will prevent discoloration of the avocado due to oxygenation.

Chef’s Note: I like to keep the avocado diced rather than mashed. Once you mix in all of the ingredients, the avocadoes become the perfect blend of mashed but still chunky.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 8

Serving Size: 2 tbsp

Calories: 80

Fat: 7g

Trans Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 0mg

Carbohydrates: 5g

Fiber: 4g

Sugars: 1g

Protein: 1g