Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Guacamole (For Cheaters!)

I can't believe August is slipping away from us!  One of my favorite summer foods is guacamole.  Nothing tastes better than guacamole and a cold Cerveza after a long day in the sun! Because I make it so often in the summer, I made this "cheaters" version to make it easy on myself.  Instead of chopping tomato, onions, peppers, etc., I use store-bought pico de gallo or fresh salsa from the deli section.  It's such an easy, fresh, and tasty treat!

* 3 ripe avocados (they should be soft to touch)
* 3 tbsp. pico de gallo or fresh salsa
* juice of 1 lime
* salt/pepper
Halve the avocados and remove the seed with a spoon.  Using a dull knife, score the avocado (cut lines lengthwise and crosswise).  Spoon avocado into a mixing bowl and squeeze fresh lime juice on top (I had a very juicy lime so it only took one- you want about a tablespoon).  Add 3 heaping tablespoons of pico/salsa and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.  Serve with blue corn chips or as a topping for tacos.  *If you're making guacamole in advance, store it in the refrigerator with plastic wrap directly on top (touching) to keep it from browning.

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