• 2 Avocados
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1 Small Jalapeño
  • 4 Tbs. Diced Red Onion
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • Salt & Pepper

With the holidays fast approaching, wouldn’t you love to have something you can throw together in 10 minutes, but still make everyone happy? Well, almost everyone. You’ll have to ignore your friends and family who claim to not like avocados.

Unless you live Texas, guacamole is something you should never buy from a grocery store. There is no possible way to keep it fresh long enough for it to actually be good by the time you eat it. This is something you should always make at home.

Start by peeling your avocados and scooping them into a medium-sized bowl. Mash them with a fork to your desired consistency. I like little chunks in mine, so I don’t overdo it, but if you really like a smooth guac, go for it. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice onto the mashed avocado. This will add a nice acidity to your dip, and it also keeps the avocado from turning brown.

Next, dice your jalapeño and onion into a fine dice. I remove the seeds and ribs from the jalapeño, but if you like it extra spicy, you can leave them in. Remove the deeds and water from the tomato and dice the remaining portion, and add all these ingredients to the bowl.

Mix everything together. You should have a beautiful green dip with a sprinkling of purple, red and dark green confetti from the vegetables you added. Give it a taste, and add salt & pepper as needed.

Enjoy this with tortilla chips,pita chips or even use it as a spread on a sandwich or wrap. It’s such a versatile recipe, and you can make it and use it however you like it.

Many people add chopped cilantro, but I am one of those people that absolutely hate it, so you won’t find it in any of my recipes.