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Recipe: Quick and Simple Guacamole

From 4 Basic Facts About Type 2 Diabetes Blog

Serves 16 (2 tablespoons per serving)
 

INGREDIENTS:
• Juice of 1 lime


• 1 clove garlic, minced


• ¼ teaspoon salt


• ¼ teaspoon cumin


• ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


• 3 avocados


• 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced


• ½ small red onion, diced


• ½ jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (optional)


DIRECTIONS:
• In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, garlic, salt, cumin and cayenne (if using).


• Slice through the avocado lengthwise until you feel your knife hit the pit. Continue slicing around the pit in a full circle around the avocado. Twist the avocado until it releases from the pit and you have 2 halves. Use a spoon to remove the pit, then scoop the flesh into bowl with lime juice and spices. Repeat with remaining avocados.


• Use a potato masher to mash avocado with spices until you reach the desired consistency. You can make it smooth or leave it a little chunky if you like.


• Stir in tomatoes, onion and jalapeño (if using). Serve with sliced veggies or baked chips.