June 27, 2012

Kristin's Guacamole (and lazy-person-chicken)

"Seriously?  This is what it's come to?"

I didn't take this picture.  Google image search did.
Indeed.  It has come to this.

Let's not even talk about it.  I just thought I'd share that this is the perfect solution when you need protein, but are too lazy to defrost, cut, and fully cook your own chicken.  Yes, sometimes, even a rotisserie chicken won't do.  Rotisserie chickens need to be eaten within a couple of days.  These can sit in the freezer forever!  You are welcome, friends.

Now.  Guacamole.

I refer to the Summer of 2008 as the Summer of Guacamole.  I was 22.  I tried it for the first time.  I liked it.  I proceeded to eat at least 2 avocados a week for an entire summer.  I made this for Scott when we first started dating.  He made me an ice cream cake.  And the deal was sealed.

Personally, I'm a fan of that powdered guacamole mix you can buy at the store (in the produce section) to mash with your avocados.  However, avocados are kind of expensive.  And cramming vegetables onto tortilla chips is a great way to get them into your body.
So I make my guacamole pico-de-gallo-style to stretch my avocado budget and to get more vegetables into myself.  It works well enough.


Kristin's Guacamole
2 avocados, peeled and pitted
2 garlic cloves (grated or finely minced)
Juice of 1 lime
3 T of chopped cilantro
1 Roma tomato, finely chopped
1/4 cup of sweet or red onion, finely chopped
1/2 t salt

 In a small mixing bowl, mash the avocados.  Blend all the other ingredients into the avocados, adding more salt to taste, if necessary.  Cover and store in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.  It'll last a day or two in the fridge.

11 comments:

  1. I make mine similar to this too. Now, I've gotten so used to it that creamy guac is seems gross!

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  2. Um, that's the best way to eat chicken :) I love to cook but I do not like dealing with raw meat. So as much as I can, I buy either what you pictured or the Hormel chicken strips in the deli section! Works out well for me! Also, guacamole is the best thing ever and I prefer mine to have all the yummy stuff added (it's pretty much the same way you make yours). Plus, it's healthy!

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  3. Um, that's the best way to eat chicken :) I love to cook but I do not like dealing with raw meat. So as much as I can, I buy either what you pictured or the Hormel chicken strips in the deli section! Works out well for me! Also, guacamole is the best thing ever and I prefer mine to have all the yummy stuff added (it's pretty much the same way you make yours). Plus, it's healthy!

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  4. Mmm. I'm obsessed with avocados and guacamole right now. I'll have to try your recipe.

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  5. I have to fight my grands for the guacamole--they both love avocados. I think I'll pass on the chicken, though since I'm a vegetarian, but the recipe looks good. XOXO

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  6. If I could eat an avocado every day, I'd be a happier person. So yeah, this is perfect for me. :)

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  7. i love love love avocados and guacamole! my husband always makes it though - and it's delicious!

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  8. i could eat avocados every day! i buy them at trader joe's so they aren't too spendy there! i just found and made a delicious potato salad recipe that uses guacamole instead of mayo. delish!!

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  9. Mmm, guacamole :) Definitely a summer staple!

    Zia
    singing-blue.blogspot.ca

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