Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wednesday's Recipe - Guacamole

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, let's make a batch of guacamole! Be sure to start with a ripe avocado. How do you tell if it's ripe? First, see those bright green avocados in the produce section? NOT ripe. They should be very dark green, almost black. Look for one with some give, but not squishy. Hard will not work unless you want to make this recipe at least four days from now.

Peeling an avocado--cut in half lengthwise to the pit. Give each half a twist in opposite directions. One half is ready to scoop into a bowl, the other contains the pit. Pay attention--this gets technical now! :D Whack the blade of the knife into the pit and twist to remove. Ready to begin!


1 ripe avocado
two dashes of garlic powder (less than 1/8 teaspoon)
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
dash of ground black pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons mayonnaise (I prefer no fat-no cholesterol since avocados are high in fat)

Scoop the insides of the avocado into a bowl and mash with a fork. Add garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper, lemon juice, and mayo. Mix well and chill.
Serve with tortilla chips, pretzels, burritos, salads, etc., etc., etc.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With a Kick!

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