Guac from the Gods

In my world, guacamole is the answer to everything. Hungry? Guacamole. Throwing a party and need an easy snack? Guacamole. Want to impress your parents with the adult things you can make when they visit? Guacamole. Just aced a test? Guacamole. Just failed a test? Guacamole. You get the idea … The problem is that it seems as though good guacamole is hard to come by these days. Avocado mixed with a little lime juice and a bunch of preservatives isn’t my idea of a good time. I’m here to provide you with a recipe that is authentic and worthy of being eaten while sipping a coconut on the beaches of Mexico.

This is also the perfect easy party food for any St. Patrick’s Day festivities coming up. It is inexpensive, fast and easy to prepare, and is guaranteed to please. It’s easy to make big quantities of it as well. Guac is also a lot healthier than many of the common alternative party foods like nacho cheese and pizza pockets, and you can eat a bunch of it without feeling fat at all. And most importantly, it is green so you won’t have to break the theme to have some good snacks. It might not be an Irish dish, but it is still something people of any heritage can enjoy.

 

Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados

1 tablespoon lime juice

1/4 a red onion, chopped

1/2 a ripe tomato, chopped

2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Dash of salt and pepper

Tortilla chips for dipping

 

Directions:

  1.     Mash up the avocado
  2.     Mix everything in
  3.     Devour

Pretty simple, right? A lot of the measurements are just rough estimates, so feel free to add more or less of something depending on what you like. I prefer to add a little more tomato and onion so it is chunkier. You can also add chopped chilies if you want to take it up to the next level.

 

By Isabel Loos