I wanted to start this with cool information about avocados but I realized no one (read: me) really cares. All you need to know about an avocado is that it’s fucking delicious. A friend of mine, Ira, introduced me to grilled avocado back at Halloween and holey swiss cheese Batman it is for srsly good.
Ira also introduced me to the best Dungeons & Dragons group I’ve ever seen. It’s not some cut-rate group that gets together for a bit of RP and hack-n-slash. The DM (dungeon master) changes his voice and he had a fake ‘stache for one of the characters. They were dressed up and everyone used their in-character voices. Truly uber.
This is also where I met the most amazing guacamole I’ve ever had made by the lady of the house, Mrs. Heather.
Does making guacamole scare anyone else? Making it I mean, not eating it you sillies. I’ve seen tons of mixes at the store and never found one that really worked for me. There’s always tons of spices in them and it’s always seemed very daunting to try and make my own mix so I’ve shied away from it.
Oh look, the main thought…
I begged Heather for her recipe and was shocked at the ease of it. I’ve made it three or four times since Halloween to rave reviews every time.
Instead of having some crazy spice mix that you have to put together it uses your favorite salsa to get the bulk of them that you need. Ingenious?
Absolute win Heather, absolute win.
A really awesome part about guacamole is that it’s pretty healthy (assuming you don’t eat the whole batch). Avocados are rich in potassium, vitamins B / K / E (I’d like to buy a vowel now Vanna) plus monounsaturated fat (that’s a good kind). The great thing about homemade versions is that they contain mainly avocados as well instead of commercial stuff that tends to replace actual avocado with oils and fats.
I’ve made a few changes to her original recipe just for my own tastes (an additional jalapeno and some extra cumin) but overall it’s still hers. You can’t really improve on perfect.
It’s also party size so if you are making it for yourself then I’d halve the recipe. I did that earlier this week and then portioned it plus some chips out for my mid-afternoon snack.
2x Tomato (use whatever is in season)
2x Jalapeno (use 1 if you are a sissy)
1x Red Onion
3T Your favorite salsa (On The Border mild is what I used)
- Dice up the tomato, jalapeno, onion and add it to a bowl with the avocado.
- Add the salsa and cumin and a pinch of salt.
- Add the juice from the lime.
- Perform the monster mash on it (I know, I’m a bit late for Halloween jokes).
- Taste. It’s probably fine on salt at this point (avocado’s are a bit high in sodium plus you added the salsa) but don’t be afraid to add a pinch or two more for your tastes.
- Take to party and revel in how much everyone loves it.
The whole thing is…
1630 Cal / 117 Carbs / 137 Fat / 3 Protein
You can portion this out though into 6 portions for…
272 Cal / 20 Carbs / 23 Fat / 1 Protein
That’s a pretty healthy snack especially for something you love so much. Just pick your favorite tortilla chip and make sure to portion out the number of chips you have. One serving of most chips isn’t enough to eat a full portion of this so you can make them even smaller and still get the same satisfaction.