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Saying Goodbye to Summer: Guacamole

Saying Goodbye to Summer: Guacamole

I don’t know about y’all, but the weather here in Birmingham has got me smiling like a maniac. I’ve been spending every opportunity I get outside. Classes are a struggle for real. Can’t we just learn in the fresh air?

Saying goodbye to summer weather also means saying goodbye to summer flavors. This has both its pros and cons. No more fruity cocktails, ripe tomato salads, or mango salsas. BUT this means bring on all things pumpkin, say hello to savory soups, and indulging in creamy comfort food.

In light of the temperature change, I wanted to share my guacamole recipe I promised in last weeks fajita taco post . Guacamole is a year round food in my opinion, but that’s coming from someone who could eat mexican every day of the week. It’s inexpensive and filling. Chips and salsa anyone? This recipe is a simple, classic version of guacamole. A big thank you to Michael’s mamma for whipping it up for us at the beach! (And for tolerating my pesky self while I intruded with my camera)

I’ve had some very creative guacamoles that incorporate fruit or interesting spices, but sometimes it’s nice to have a simple guacamole that embraces the natural flavor of avocado.

What you will need:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 small, seeded tomato — diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions: Cut the avocados in half around the pit and scoop the avocados into a bowl. Next, squeeze the lime juice over the avocados (making sure no seeds sneak into the mix!) Add the garlic, tomato, onion, salt and pepper to the bowl. Mash and mix the ingredients into a chunky dip using a fork. Serve and enjoy!
elizabeth x

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