Thursday, February 7, 2013

Homemade Gucamole

This is most definitely one of my favorite recipes. I have been making this one since before I even started eating Vegan. There is nothing better then finding out one of your favorite foods is Vegan already! I like to make it for a snack on the weekends sometimes, or at the beach on a hot summer day when we are on the boat. It's simple and quick and very filling. I have gotten many people who say they hate avocados because of their color to try it (one of those people being my dad) and actually go back for seconds. The only problem with it is that it is so addicting you just can't stop eating it! 

Ingredients 
2 ripe avocados 
1/2 red onion
2-3 cloves garlic
1 small tomato 
Fresh cilantro 
Lime juice
Salt/pepper

Directions 
Cut open avocados and take the pit out. Remove insides and place in a medium bowl.
Dice the red onion into very small pieces and place in bowl with avocado. Dice the tomato into small cube like pieces and place in bowl with avocado and onion.
Take a few pieces of the fresh cilantro and cut the leaves as small as possible. Add as little or as much as you like. You want to taste it but you don't want it to be too over powering. Peel the garlic and if you have a garlic press use it and put the garlic in the same bowl. If you do not have a garlic press dice the garlic and using a fork press the garlic between the fork. This will help let out the garlic juice. Next add the lime juice if you are using a fresh lime usually about half is good enough but if you want more flavor add more. I jut used the lime juice out of a bottle and put about 1 tablespoon in.  Next add the olive oil. Just about 1 tablespoon is more then enough otherwise it will get to oily. Also add the salt and pepper. Using a fork or a spoon I have found forks work better mix all the ingredients together. You want the avocado to breakdown a little but you also want some medium sized chunks in it too. You may want to taste it before you serve it and add some more salt and pepper as well. When you think it is mixed to your liking serve it! I like to serve it with whole wheat or whole grain tositos  scoops but you can choose any kind you want or even some pita bread. 

Also if you want to use your food processor you can. It is a quick and easy way to make it. I did it one time but I do not think it tastes nearly as good but it is totally up to you!!!