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::super snack:: Quick & Easy Guacamole

So you are still debating about what to take to the July 4th picnics this weekend? You are already taking sweet mango salsa on Saturday and want to change it up in case you see the same people Sunday? Of course! That must be the problem!

Good guacamole is expensive. Buying some to take isn’t the most cost effective thing. And with the unemployment rate out of control, everyone wants to impress for less. The bright side, is good guacamole is also cheap to make! Think under $4 for ~2-3 cups of guacamole cheap. And you get to brag that you made it.

The other bright side… tweak it to be exactly what you want. This is for a single batch (perfect snack size for 2-4 people, but feel free to double or triple to take to your picnic!)

What You Need:
1 avocado
1 small-med tomato
1 jalapeno
1/2 lime
bit of cilanto

Scoop avocado into bowl. Peel, seed and chop tomato and add to bowl. Core and seed jalapeno and mince. Add to bowl. This is obviously a discretionary amount depending on your tastes. We like about $.12 worth of jalepeno for a bit of kick. 🙂 Juice the 1/2 lime into the bowl (also discretionary, feel free to start with a quarter lime and test from there). Chop however much cilantro you want 🙂

Mush everything up with a fork. Keeping the pit in the bowl helps the avocado from browning. If you aren’t using it right away, cover it tightly with saran wrap and store in the fridge.

Yields: ~1-1.5 cups

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