Guacamole (With baked Pita bread)

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This Guacamole is a perfect appetizer or snack. Everyone loves it and it is so easy and fast to make! You can not buy this delicious Guacamole in the stores, that’s because absolutely none will beat the taste of this home made Guacamole. Plus, it doesn’t have any bad chemicals in it (Like the store bought ones do, to keep them fresh) and It is cheaper to make your own anyways. This recipe was inspired by my sister, Larisa, who one day brought it over our house as a snack when we were grilling by the pool. We ate every last bit of it while we were waiting for the burgers and hot dogs to be done, And even my son who was never a fan of avocados, really enjoyed it. By the way, I thought I should mention that this Guacamole goes perfectly for a cook out! We usually pair it up with baked Pita bread, although it would work with pita chips, tortilla chips, or just on top of bread too. But I highly recommend eating it with fresh, hot out of the oven Pita bread! 🙂

Guacamole {Serves 4-6}

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe Avocados (They have to be a little soft to the touch)
  • 1/2 a Lime, juiced
  • 1 Small Onion, Finely diced
  • 1 Large Tomato
  • 1 Small bunch of fresh Cilantro (About 4 Tablespoons)
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves (More or less, depending on your love of garlic)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Bag of Pita bread (Optional but highly recommended!)

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Directions:

1) Peel the avocados. I did this using a peeler and my hands. Then cut the avocados in half. DO NOT throw out the bones from the middle of the avocados, You will need them for later!

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2) Cut the avocado halves into 4, and put it in a big bowl. Put the avocado bones on a separate plate.

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3)Mash the avocados using a fork or potato masher, Until it gets to your desired consistency. Some people like it chunky, some like it smooth. I like mine smooth but not too smooth.

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4) Using a citrus press, juice half of a lime and add the juice to the avocados. Mix it well.

5) Cut the tomatoes into little dice. Finely chop the onion and cilantro. Add it to the bowl.

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6) Using a garlic press, add the garlic cloves. Then add the 1 teaspoon of salt and the 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Mix well. Then add the 3 avocado bones to the bowl. *The secret of the avocado bones is that the bones will keep the guacamole from turning brown and keep it beautifully green. Its a trick I learned from a friend*  😉

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7) Add the 1 Tablespoon of Olive oil and mix very well. It can be served right away but for best results, refrigerate it for 1 hour.

*The Pita bread I just cut into 6 triangles and stick it in a small conventional oven on 350, for about 5 minutes. They are the perfect companion for this tasty Guacamole! and the whole bag serves 4.*

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And there goes my hubby dipping the baked Pita bread into the Guacamole because waiting  just a few minutes would be way too hard lol 😉

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