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Smart Cookie’s Simple Chunky Guacamole

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I have a vivid memory of trying guacamole as a kid and feeling completely indifferent to it. I wouldn’t say I was as utterly repulsed by it like I am by cream cheese, but I had no desire to try it again. Life went on, avocado-less.

For whatever reason, I wound up giving avocados another go about a year ago, fell in love, and a lust for guacamole naturally followed in suit. Nowadays, I can’t imagine how I ever didn’t love guacamole. It’s just so creamy and addicting.

It’s funny how our tastes change so drastically over time. I used to have such a limited palate, my tastes mainly for French fries, Cheese Wiz, and Hot Pockets. I wouldn’t touch 2/3 of that stuff with a 10-foot pole now (French fries are still a staple in in my diet). I guess, like with many other aspects of our being, our palates mature over time. And I’m glad they do, because it allows us the opportunity to experience and enjoy new foods; it’s like a second chance. Do you have any foods that you used to dislike but your taste buds evolved to love?

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Now that’s I’m a guacamole connoisseur, I know that good guacamole recipe is essential for everyone to have in their repertoire. The glory of guacamole is that it’s no-bake and uncomplicated. The Smart Cookie’s Simple Chunky Guacamole needs only six ingredients, and all you have to do is mix them together in a bowl to create a delectably addicting dip. The avocado’s rich creaminess goes perfectly with the tangy, slightly sweet tomatoes, spicy green chiles, and crisp, strong onions. You get a little creamy and a little crunchy, and a lot of delicious. There is such beauty in how simple but good this is. Don’t underestimate the power of a good guac, my friends.

This is your secret weapon to whip out when you need a hassle-free snack or appetizer. It takes no time at all to put together, but it’s so tasty that anyone you serve it to will swoon and ask for the recipe. Just tell ‘em you got it from The Smart Cookie Cook!

A Few Tips Before You Get Cooking:

  1. The avocados have to be soft and ripe for a good guac.
  2. Can’t find Ro-tel? You can just dice up your own tomatoes and add some canned green chiles.
  3. Guac isn’t just good for dipping; stop by tomorrow for something incredible to do with this recipe.
  4. The lemon juice keeps the avocado from browning; you won’t taste it.
  5. You could also serve this with pita bread, celery, or crackers.

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The Smart Cookie’s Simple Chunky Guacamole
By The Smart Cookie Cook

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Slice each avocado in half. Use a large, sharp knife to stab the pit of the avocado and wriggle it out. Discard. Scoop out the innards of the avocados into a medium mixing bowl & discard skins.
  2. Use a large fork to mash up the avocado until creamy and smooth but still just a bit chunky. Add the onion, ¾ of the Ro-tel, the garlic, salt, and lemon juice to the bowl and mix everything together until evenly distributed.
  3. Garnish with remaining Ro-tel and serve with chips, crackers, or whatever you like. Store leftovers (yeah right!) in the fridge in an airtight container.

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Colleen Bierstine

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