Guacamole can be one of those good-for-you foods that doesn’t take long to whip up and most everyone enjoys! It’s great to bring to summer picnics or last-minute get togethers. Pair it with homemade salsa, cut up peppers and carrots for dipping, perhaps a healthier chip and -YUM- you’ve got yourself a nice little snack/meal! Many have feared the avocado for its higher fat content, but this is the GOOD kind of fat our bodies need. Mind you, I didn’t say to eat the entire batch in one sitting!! Enjoy!! :-D
1/2 of a Jalapeno pepper, seeded, and minced (leave seeds in for extra kick)
1/4 – 1/2 of a red onion, finely chopped (I used 1/2 onion for added zing)
2 heaping Tablespoons of Cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 of a lime, juiced
1/4 teaspoon salt
Begin by scooping out the creamy insides of the avocado and mash with a fork to a smooth consistency. Combine the rest of ingredients into a bowl, and mash together until smooth. Add additional lime juice or salt to taste. For extra spicy guacamole, you can leave in the jalapeno seeds!