Funny how your taste changes over the years, right? I was one of those picky eaters who refused anything of fiber, nutrient or bright color.....--> fruits and vegetables. Luckily as I matured, as did my diet. Let’s hope this rings true for my kids! Those buggers have a lot to learn. :)
Anway, my matured palate (lol) has brought my attention to the lovely and quite delicious avocado. Honestly, I’m so sad I missed out on this fruit for so many years. Truth be told though, Gina ages 1-12 would have wholeheartedly rejected it. Nevertheless, I now love it! Yes, I realize I am behind the wagon here on the avocado parade. Oh well, better late than never!
So besides slicing it up for salads or topping them on a sandwich, I‘m all about the guac! Again, I know nothing new here but still just letting you know where my tastebuds stand. I came up with the recipe below a few weeks back and have seriously made (and devoured) it about 10 times. It is that good! The tart lime, crunchy red onion with just the right amount of acid, and some sweet diced cherry tomatoes.....#yum The hardest part is waiting for your avocados to ripen.
It is painful, I know. But eventually they are ready and within minutes you’ll have the best guacamole to scoop up and enjoy. And hey, before I leave I have to share a new product that goes terrifically with the guacamole. Tortiyahs Cantina Style chips are da bomb diggity! The seasoning coating them pairs impeccably with the guac. So while you’re waiting for the ripening, get up, mask up and buy these chips.
In the end, you will be hooked on two things.....this recipe and those chips. Not too shabby! Enjoy...
3 ripe avocados
1/4 red onion, minced or finely diced
1 garlic clove, pressed
juice from 1/4 lime
1 TBS olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
5-8 cherry tomatoes, chopped and drained on paper towels
Mash the avocado in a medium size bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients, stir well.
Check for seasoning, add more salt and/or pepper to your liking.