Avocados, limes, and serrano/jalapeno peppers are my three favorite ingredients to cook with. I really dislike using things like mayo and sour cream in recipes that call for them. Usually, I will substitute a puree of avocado for them and it makes it taste so much better with less calories/fat. Limes are also really great ways to flavor things without calories. It can sometimes take the place of salt in certain recipes because of its high acidity. I omit the salt in this recipe because the lime juice adds enough “saltiness” to make it taste seasoned.
I don’t really have a good reason as to why hot peppers are some of my favorite things to eat. I just really love spicy food and I add them whenever I can because I can never get enough heat.
If you like avocados, you should most definitely give this recipe a try. This is a really easy and fast dip that you can serve for really any occasion at any time of the year. Its a great recipe to just have on hand as something you can throw together in minutes.
3 ripe avocados
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 serrano pepper, minced (Jalapeno can also be used here)
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
Juice from one lime
2 Tbl red onion, finely chopped
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Take a knife and cut through the avocados in the bowl, leaving the pieces chunky. (If you like your guacamole a little smoother, you can mash the avocados with a fork. I like mine more chunky so I leave the pieces pretty big.)
Serve immediately. If making ahead of time, cover the guacamole with plastic wrap and make sure the plastic is touching the surface of the guacamole. This will help prevent it from browning.