Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Skinny Guacamole

I've said it before and I'll say it again.

I love avocados.

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1 small or medium sized cucumber
2 avocados
1 clove of garlic
Lemon juice
Sea salt

Peel and deseed the cucumber.

I find it easier to deseed this way. YMMV

Dice up the avocado.

Peel the garlic and dice it.

Add the cucumber, garlic, and avocado to the blender. *** If you want chunky style guacamole, set aside some of the avocado at this point.

Add the equivalent of 1 juiced lemon to the blender.

Pulse until it reaches the desired consistency. Some people like it chunky, some like it smooth. Sprinkle with sea salt. *** For chunky guacamole, blend until smooth, then add in the rest of the avocado.

Eat some before plating. Don't bother plating. I just ate it straight from the container. It's my house, I'm allowed to do what I want!


Here's how much this batch of guacamole cost me:
2 avocados: $1.60
Lemon juice: 30¢
Cucumber: 50¢
Garlic: 10¢

Guacamole is so marked up when you buy it pre-made! If you have an Aldi store near you, I highly recommend checking out their produce section. Note that this would've been even cheaper if I had made this when avocados were 50¢ apiece.

Make a large batch at a time, divvy into freezer bags, and stick them in the freezer for future use.

It's important to remember in life that when one door closes, another one opens. Things that may seem bad can turn out to be blessings in disguise.

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