With all this wedding planning, planning dinners has become less of a priority. Well, I should say I don’t have the time I used to have (wouldn’t change a thing!) to prepare dinner. Our favorite go-to has become chips and salsa… well, chips, salsa, guacamole, brown rice, beans and what ever wrap or chip we want to use to devour all that goodness. And don’t forget the Cholula (yeah, we can polish off a bottle pretty quickly!
If you read the ingredients on the back of most store-bought guacamoles, you might be hard-pressed to find one that uses avocado (thought they use every other ingredient under the sun). Fortunately, homemade guacamole takes only a matter of minutes!
vegan, gluten free, grain free… awesome
- 1 hass avocado
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1T lime juice
- 2t sea salt
- 1T cumin powder (I usually use two!)
- 1/2 cup mashed sweet peas (adds bulk without the extra fat; try may want to increase your seasonings). Dare I say? It’s “easy peasy guacamole”…
- 1/2cup (or more) salsa
- 1cup diced roma or grape/cherry tomatoes
- 1/2c diced onions; red onions are usually best
- cilantro… not a fan myself, but to each his own…
This is a one-bowl recipe, so begin smashing your avocado in whatever bowl you would like to serve the guac. When smashed to your liking (chunky vs. smooth), begin to add the addition ingredients. Be sure to mix the ingredients well as you add them. You can also begin to add any of the additional items you’d like. Once you’ve finished that, you’re done!
This recipe is great when you’re in a hurry because it takes all of five minutes to prepare. In regards to the rice and beans, places like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods carry cans of organic, pre-seasoned beans and packs of frozen. microwaveable brown rice. The fiancé and I will usually throw them together in a bowl. After nuking it, we dig in! Like I said, quick and easy and allows more time for wedding planning!