My family takes guacamole seriously. Very seriously. Don’t believe me? Every year, we have a “Guac-Off” where we all get together to who can make the best guacamole. We’ve even recruited a panel of judges for the event, who are a group of our non-partisan friends. And we make them submit to a blind taste tet. See? I told you we took it seriously!
I am going to be completely honest here and say that I got very upset when I didn’t win last year. In fact, I am still upset about it, and my father-in-law loves to pick on me and remind me of the fact that I last. But here’s the thing: I didn’t lose because I didn’t have the best guacamole. I absolutely did! I made simply perfect guacamole! It’s just that the person who won put tomatoes, roasted corn, and bacon in his guacamole. It tasted good (things with bacon in it always do), but I’m sorry, it wasn’t guacamole. In other words, I made guacamole. He didn’t. End of discussion.
I guess you can say that I am a purist when it comes to some things, and guacamole is one of them. I pretty adamant what can and cannot be in guacamole. There can’t be any lemon juice in (it always has to be lime), and that there definitely CANNOT be mayonnaise or sour cream! That is an absolutely abomination against God and humanity.
So this is how I make guacamole. Real. Authentic. Simply perfect guacamole.
First, I gather together all of the ingredients. Oh, yeah! Just look how beautiful that is!
And after I put the avocado, cilantro, garlic, and red onion in a bowl, I hit it with some lime juice. I always start off with one lime that I’ve first rolled against the counter. Rolling it helps you extract more juice when you squeeze. Then, I always taste it to see if it needs more.
Helpful Hack: If you run out of fresh limes, you can always add a drop or two of Lime Vitality Essential Oil. It tastes way better than bottled lime juice and is shelf stable. This handy dandy trick has saved me or more than one occasion from running to the grocery store just to buy limes.
And then I shake salt onto it and again taste. It’s always easier to add more than try to take salt away.
Then, I mash it. Of course, you can mash it whatever consistency you desire. (I like my guacamole on the chunky side.)
And then I serve it with gluten-free tortilla chips. I always use the Siete Foods brand that you see in the photo below. I am so obsessed with this company! Tortilla chips are my one true guilty pleasure, and when I first started to eat paleo, I thought I had to say goodbye for forever. But, then I discovered Siete’s chips. They are made with cassava flour, avocado oil, coconut flour (no, they don’t taste coconut-y at all), ground chia seeds, and salt. That’s it! You can buy them at natural food markets and Whole Foods. And Thrive Market sells them for a really great price and ships them right to your door.
So there you have it! The most amazing, simply perfect guacamole. Bring it to parties and cookouts. Eat it as a snack, or even serve it on top of some of your favorite dishes, like Slow Cooker Paleo Chili.Print
If you want super authentic and super delicious guacamole, then look no further! Best of all, it only takes 5 minutes to make and is naturally paleo and Whole 30-friendly!
1/8 c. cilantro
1/8 c. red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
the juice of one lime
jalapeno, diced (to taste)
Redmond Real Sea Salt, to taste
Siete Grain-Free Tortilla Chips, to serve
Place avocado, cilantro, garlic, and red onion in bowl. Squeeze lime over the top. Mash till you reach desired consistency (I like my guacamole on the chunky side). Add salt to taste.
Serve with grain-free tortilla chips.
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