Feb 26, 2012

guacamole

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I love Chipotle.  It's definitely my fast food of choice.  And it's even better now that they have brown rice.  Before, it was amazingly good.  Now, it's unbelievably good.

I have been getting vegetarian burritos/tacos/bowls there since well before I was a vegetarian.  Solely because of the guacamole.  It's pretty much the world's perfect food.  (I know avocados have a lot of calories, but that's because of all the good fats they have...so don't judge, just dig in)

You haven't lived until you've had good guac.  Chipotle has good guac.



But if you (sadly) live somewhere where there isn't a Chipotle nearby (yes, such a dark place exists...Athens, GA), this is a satisfying alternative.

Even if you do have one nearby, this will take care of your Chipotle cravings without having to eat a 2,000 calorie burrito.  Not that you would eat the whole thing in one sitting, anyways.  But, if you were to indulge in full burrito goodness, this will cut the calories big time.

Guacamole

Ingredients:
  • 2 ripe (slightly soft) avocados
  • 1/2 tsp - 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1/2 small yellow onion
  • a small handful of cilantro, chopped
  • salt
Start by scooping the avocados into a medium-sized bowl.  Mush the avocados as much as you'd like.  Add  some lime juice to prevent the guacamole from turning brown.  Mix well.  Chop a tomato and drain it well on paper towels to remove excess water.  Dice the onion and the cilantro.  Combine everything well.  Add salt to taste.

Ideally, refrigerate the guacamole for at least an hour before enjoying (but that takes guacamole will power).  When storing, cover guacamole with plastic wrap, so that the plastic wrap is touching the guacamole.  Keeping all of the air out will keep your guacamole green longer.






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