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Quick Guacamole on a Budget!

Avocados are delicious! And I use them in everything from brownies and frosting to sushi rolls, spring rolls and of course, GUACAMOLE! Such a beautiful fruit, that’s right, they’re a fruit and an über healthy one at that!

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Not to mention, these “alligator pears” are pretty fascinating. Here’s a link for some other awesome facts about avocados. Did you know you can use the pit as a natural dye!? Or that they were once reserved for royalty? Feeling kind of like a princess right now…

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And then reality hits me and I see in the supermarket that avocados are $2 each. Oh my lanta that can add up! Now maybe you don’t have to be royalty to afford that, but when you’re entertaining or feeding a big family those dollar bills add up. So here’s a recipe to stretch your next batch of guacamole goodness.

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Guacamole Fit for Royalty

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 can of of sweet peas (or 1 1/2c fresh if you can find them)
  • 1T lime juice
  • 2T cumin
  • 1T garlic powder (or 2 cloves)
  • and salt to taste!

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Directions:

If you have a food processor, throw it all in and blend! If you don’t have a food processor, no worries, you just mash it like you mean it till it’s creamy and smooth.

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Now, not only do you have a deliciously healthy bowl of guacamole, but you have plenty to go around at the table. You won’t even taste the peas (I swear) but you’ll benefit from all the goodness for a fraction of the price of an avocado.

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And if you have trouble selecting the perfect avocado, use this handy diagram below and guac on!

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