I Don’t like avocados, (gasp!) but I love guacamole- especially my smooth, speedy guacamole. Is that weird?
The problem lies in the texture.
Sliced or chunked avocado has a mouthfeel a little too much like what I imagine clay would feel like if I were to sample a bit. I won’t eat it in a salad and I pick it out of most dishes, but I could eat guacamole every day.
I am also a guacamole purist.
Nothing ruins good guacamole like adding chopped tomato, onion, or (heaven forbid!) cilantro. I HATE cilantro. I am one of those for whom it tastes like soap. I read this really interesting article about it that is not only informative but also quite vindicating. Ha!
I hope the cilantro trend ends soon because a few of our favorite restaurants add it to everything.
All I add to my avocados is lime, salt, and garlic powder. Sometimes I add crushed black pepper (leave this out to keep it AIP compliant).
The difference? I puree it. Texture issue solved.
I toss all of it to a small bowl and attack it with my handy, dandy immersion blender (my second best friend next to my instant pot). If you like chunky guacamole, simply skip this step.
The best, smooth-textured guacamole that even non-avocado lovers will enjoy.
- 2 avocados Ripe
- 1 lime
- garlic powder to taste
- salt to taste
- cracked black pepper optional
Gather your ingredients
Remove the flesh from the avocados and place in a small bowl (flesh sounds so gross- but so does meat)
Squeeze the juice from the lime into the bowl (you can add seasoning now or wait until after pureeing).
Puree the two together
Add seasonings to taste.
There are countless applications for this smooth guacamole, but a couple of my favorites are topping tacos and burgers and as a dip for carrots. Yum!
You will want to keep a few avocados and limes on hand because you never know when a guacamole craving might hit. This is a dip you can feel good about because each serving offers up a nice dose of healthy fat.
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