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Old 05-09-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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A low carb guacamole recipe?

Anyone have one to share with nutritional info.

Avos have just come into season here and I want to give it a try.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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Guacamole is the easiest thing in the world to make. I don't know quantities as I just sort of throw stuff in there & keep adding stuff until it tastes good to me, but generally here is what I use in mine (I like mine chunky).

Diced onion
diced fresh tomatoes (seeded)
Minced fresh garlic
chopped fresh cilantro (gotta have this!)
powdered cumin
salt
fresh pepper
lime juice
and of course...avocadoes!

To easily process an avocado slice it in half from long end to long end. Take you knife and whack it down into the seed. Twist 90 degrees and it will pop right out if the avocado. Now you can just scoop out the meat with a spoon and then mash it wish a fork.

The lime juice is important - it's what keeps it from turning brown overnight.
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I'll go ahead and post mine, but I've had some odd comments from people about the mayo.

1 avocado mashed
1 tb mayo
garlic salt to taste
1 tb lime juice (very important to preserve color)

mix all together.

I eat mine with pork rinds. In fact I've had this for lunch every day this week. So yummy!!!
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:50 PM   #4
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Oh and if you like it spicy, add a dash of jalapeno sauce to it.
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I'll go ahead and post mine, but I've had some odd comments from people about the mayo.

1 avocado mashed
1 tb mayo
garlic salt to taste
1 tb lime juice (very important to preserve color)

mix all together.

I eat mine with pork rinds. In fact I've had this for lunch every day this week. So yummy!!!
On MY WOE I eat Mayo, Absolutely It!!!! I also add a bit of SPIKE Seasoning to it.
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Guacamole is the easiest thing in the world to make. I don't know quantities as I just sort of throw stuff in there & keep adding stuff until it tastes good to me, but generally here is what I use in mine (I like mine chunky).

Diced onion
diced fresh tomatoes (seeded)
Minced fresh garlic
chopped fresh cilantro (gotta have this!)
powdered cumin
salt
fresh pepper
lime juice
and of course...avocadoes!



The lime juice is important - it's what keeps it from turning brown overnight.
Mine is similar except no cumin and I add Jalapeños to mine.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:38 PM   #7
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To cube my avocados, I slice it in half longwise, use the knife to whack into the seed then remove it, and then I slice horizontally and vertically while the flesh is still in the skin. You can make it as big or small as you like. Then scoop the whole half out and into your bowl.

Got this from a Mexican restaurant from a man who made fresh guacamole at the table.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:41 PM   #8
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I love guacamole..The best way to keep the color, in addition to adding the citrus juice, is to have the Saran wrap touching the guacamole, so no air can get at it.
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My BF is Mexican and makes the best guacamole ever!!!

avocado
onion
jalapenos
chilies
tomato
garlic salt
cilantro

you can also squeeze in lime juice for flavor
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:32 PM   #10
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mine is very easy

avocados
diced onion (or not)
garlic powder
sour cream
salsa

I used my magic bullet last time and it was awesome. I usually didn't add the diced onion but it made it very good this last time. I just mix to taste don't really use much salsa or sour cream at all just enough to make it creamy. Also just a bit of garlic powder. lol sorry no real recipe its just what I throw together but its awesome.

oh yes and lemon or lime juice if you want to keep it from turning brown.

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Old 05-09-2008, 10:59 PM   #11
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I read somewhere that if you put the pit in the container with the guacamole, it'll help keep it from turning brown. I haven't had a chance to try it yet though.

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Quick, dirty, easy as hell: One ripe avocado mashed, mixed with four tablespoons of Pace salsa, you choose the heat.
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:43 AM   #13
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Thanks guys! They all sound yummy.

I don't think we have store salsa here in SA, so making my own would require tomato, onion, cilantro and chilli~right?

If making it into a dip, would I use cream cheese, sour cream or FF cottage cheese?
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You know..I love the taste of the avocado and never add anything but a bit of finely chopped onion and mayo and lemon juice. The other alternative would be sour cream.

I wouldn't add cottage cheese or cream cheese.
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CILANTRO! Yiccckkkk!

Homemade salsa: chili powder, onions, garlic, mild chili peppers, cumin, tomatoes, lime or lemon, and bit of tiny bit of vinegar.
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I made it and just had some with my dinner

1 small Avo, lime juice, freshly minced garlic, fresh chopped coriander, finely chopped onion, teaspoonful jalapeno peppers, hint of ground cumin, salt to taste. Chilled it for a bit too. It went down very well.

I'm excited about this new taste adventure and will be trying the other variations suggested, as the days go by!

Thanks again guys!
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My BF is Mexican and makes the best guacamole ever!!!

avocado
onion
jalapenos
chilies
tomato
garlic salt
cilantro

you can also squeeze in lime juice for flavor
This is my recipe too, except we don't add jalapeno and I do add a little mayo to mine. I love to keep the tomatoes chunky and make sure one of the avocados is cut into bigger pieces....yummy!
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Take you knife and whack it down into the seed. Twist 90 degrees and it will pop right out if the avocado. Now you can just scoop out the meat with a spoon and then mash it wish a fork.

The lime juice is important - it's what keeps it from turning brown overnight.
Be careful whacking the avocado seed. Let's just say I am the poster child of what NOT to do Hubby doesn't think I need stitches, though...
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:54 PM   #19
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My poor mommy would smack my Mexican butt if she knew that I add store bought salsa (Mexican brand if possible) to a few mashed avocados + lime juice to get the best guac ever! Then again, my mom still makes homemade tortillas-- of course, I buy mine from Wal-Mart :blush:
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:26 PM   #20
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someone posted not to add cream cheese to your guac....but i say you can and it makes a wonderful dip (no offense....we all have different tastes). But 4oz cream cheese
1 large avocado
1 seeded and diced jalapeño
1 chopped and seeded roma tomato
tbsp of minced onion
sprinkle of cayenne (i like her spicy)
2 tbsp HOT salsa (ole' )
squirt of lime juice
sprinkle of garlic..........................makes a great dip imo
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how much guamole in a box equals a have or even one avocado?
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CILANTRO! Yiccckkkk!

Homemade salsa: chili powder, onions, garlic, mild chili peppers, cumin, tomatoes, lime or lemon, and bit of tiny bit of vinegar.

I'm with you, Lynda. Cilantro is disgusting. It's like adding dish soap to a recipe.
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I love cilantro. I could just chew on it raw.
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