Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 4th: Guacamole

What's a cook-out without some snacks?  This guacamole is healthy and so easy to make!  Plus, support your local farmers, like I did, and buy your tomatoes at the farmer's market!

 {Guacamole with crackers}

 {When buying avocados, make sure to give it a light squeeze; it should yield slightly.  If it's hard as a rock, then place in a paper bag for a few days to ripen}

Guacamole mixed
 {Mixed guacamole can be served immediately or stored (see below)}

Guacamole covered
 {When covering guacamole, place plastic wrap right on top of the guacamole to prevent oxidation}

{Guacamole top view}

One year ago:  Old-Fashioned, Homemade Lemonade
Two years ago:   Lemonade Popsicle

Makes 8-1/2 cup servings

3 ripe avocados, peeled and de-seeded
2 fresh KY Proud large tomatoes, diced
1/2 red onion, finely diced (about 1/4 cup)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  1. Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve immediately if you wish.  If not, store with plastic wrap on surface on guacamole to prevent oxidation (browning).
This is another recipe that can be made the night before, OR it will only take about 10 minutes to cut and mix together.  There is no way to prevent oxidation while it is being served so just keep giving it a stir every 15 minutes so it stays that nice, vibrant green!
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