10-Minute Guacamole

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Guacamole Recipe
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Prep Time 10 minutes

In the real world, cookies aren't always the best choice for an after-school snack; something a little more substantial and nutritious is what's needed. Enter the healthy-fats-filled avocado, and its famous derivative: Guacamole. The recipe can be made in under 10 minutes with just a few ingredients, so it's easy enough to make fresh on a whim.

What you'll need

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ lime or lemon, juiced (2-3 tablespoons)
  • 3 - 4 dashes hot sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot or Tobasco)
  • sea salt
  • pepper
Helpful Tip:

1. This guacamole can be served with tortilla chips. But if you want to try something different and delicious, try serving it with mini pretzel twists instead. 2. Want something a little more substantial? Use a flour tortilla, some cheddar cheese and a touch of butter to make a fabulous and fast quesadilla. 3. Looking for a spicier guacamole? Add more hot sauce! Or, dice a jalapeño and add it during step # 2.

How to make it

  1. Cut the avocados in half. Remove the peel and the pit. The best way to remove the pit is to hit it with the knife (it will get stuck) and gently rock the knife back and forth to loosen and remove it.

  2. Dice the avocados. You don't need a perfect dice, as you will soon be mashing it up.

  3. Combine the diced avocado, lime or lemon juice, hot sauce, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir the mixture well to combine.

  4. Mash the mixture using the tins of a fork. Press the avocado against the sides of the bowl, stirring and mixing as you go. Continue this step until you reach desired consistency (slightly chunky is preferred).

  5. Taste the guacamole, and add more salt, pepper, lemon and/or hot sauce, as desired. Then, transfer the guacamole to a serving bowl. Serve immediately.

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