A squishy green miracle.

i made guacamole

What’re you’re looking at is nothing short of a miracle. I made and willingly ate something with avocado.

Avocado has long been my food texture nemesis… squishy, fatty, ooky, blech.

BUT.

Back in April, my Master Composter class got together to make a lasagna-style compost bed at a local community garden and a bunch of my classmates brought food for lunch. So, as I was loading a plate with pasta salad and cookies and whatever else, I saw someone had brought guacamole and, not wanting to hurt anyone’s feelings, I scooped some onto my plate.

I took a bite (hoping not to visibly grimace) and… it was good. Like, really good. So good, I did something I don’t think I’ve ever done before: I asked my classmate for her recipe. I’ve made it twice already in the past month and I kinda already want to make it again. Like right now.

What follows is the recipe my compost classmate Lucy generously shared with me (with a few additional suggestions by me):

Lucy’s Guacamole
Combine the following:
– 5 avocados
– 1/4 red onion
– 3tbs of fresh cilantro
– 1 plum tomato 
– fresh juice of 1 lime (some one told me their secret was extra lime juice, so I put a whole bunch)
– Himalayan Pink salt (sea salt is fine)
– fresh ground pepper

My version
I use four avocados, because the local market sells bundles of 4 for cheaper than buying them individually and I use two plum tomatoes because I really like the tomatoes in it.  Depending on how juicy the limes are, I sometimes end up needing two instead. Oh, and about a half-teaspoon of cumin in this is good too but then again, I like cumin in almost anything. True facts. 

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  1. That looks really delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I also am a tomato fan, so I’ll try it with 2.

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