I Don’t Get It
Every time I am mixing up some guacamole, I think of my Dad. You probably think because he loves some guacamole, right? Well, not exactly. Believe me, he never passes up his share of my Easy Guacamole, but when he is eating it, he says, “I don’t get it.” I will say, “Get what?” Then he will say, “I just don’t get it.” Hmmmm? I am thinking he doesn’t get all the hype because it taste too healthy. He always likes things a little better if it is topped with some butter, bacon, or some sugar.
Back in the day, I am ashamed to admit this, but I didn’t get it either. I wouldn’t come in five feet of a bowl of that green stuff! Sounds pretty ridiculous to me now since I eat avocados daily and guacamole at least once a week. Maybe I just never had a good guacamole when I was younger. I did live in the Midwest in my youth before Mexican and Tex-Mex was mainstream to that part of the world. I am sure the options were the runny guacamole dip you find in the dairy section, not what guacamole really is people. Also, those were the days that all fats were black listed even the good ones like nuts and avocados.
Avocados are so good for you in moderation. They are a good source of monounsaturated fats, protein, fiber, potassium, vitamin K, B6,B9, B5, C, and E. Now that I know how to make a good guacamole and the health benefits, I totally get it these days.
Anyway, I have made this Easy Guacamole for several people who didn’t get it or who are guacamole connoisseurs. Everyone always seems to enjoy it and want to know how I make it. People, not that guacamole is hard to make, but this recipe cannot be any easier. No excessive chopping and dicing, just a little mixing.
Traditionally, guacamole is prepared with diced tomatoes, onions, lime or lemon, salt, pepper, and sometimes cilantro. The secret to my Easy Guacamole is already prepared pico de gallo. You can usually find pico in the produce department of your grocers. The pico de gallo gives the guacamole a kicked up flavor with the tomatoes, cilantro, and onions that have been marinating in the lime for countless hours. You just can’t get that flavor with plain ‘ol tomato and onions.
Easy Guacamole is perfect for a snack, Taco Tuesday Night, or a party appetizer. My Dad will be down to visit soon, maybe I will top my Easy Guacamole with a little bacon, I bet he will “get it” then!
- 2 large ripe avocados
- 1/2 cup pico de gallo (I buy mine from the grocer's produce department)
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
|Cut avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop out the flesh. (I use a spoon) Place flesh in a large bowl. |
|Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to bowl. Using a fork, smash avocados while mixing in ingredients. (Guacamole should be a little chunky so don't overdo the smashing!) |
|Add pico de gallo and mix well. Taste for salt, pepper and additional lemon juice if needed. |
|Serve immediately or cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. |