Summer produced abound right now at both Farmers Markets and the grocery store! Here is a homemade guacamole that is easy to ‘whip up' while camping. You can vary the fruit, peppers and seasoning to fit your “likes”. I happen to have some perfectly ripe tomatoes on a vine at home and put them to use with a few other ingredients I had on hand while we were on a day trip to the beach. Guacamole is tasty as an appetizer with vegetables or chips or added as a condiment to enhance the flavors of a soft taco or burrito… easy meal prep for camping adventures!
Make about 2 cups
1 – 2 ripe avacados, rinsed
1 ripe tomato, rinsed, diced
1/4 red onion, rinsed, diced (optional)
few sprigs cilantro, rinsed, diced (optional)
1/3 – 1/2 jalapeno, rinsed, diced
zest of 1/2 a lemon
1- 2 tbsp lemon juice
a few dashes of hot sauce or powdered cumin
- After rinsing vegetables, cut the avacado(s) in half, remove the pit and set it aside.
- Scoop the flesh of the avacado out using a tablespoon cupped between the inner peel and the flesh.
- Place the avacado flesh in a medium bowl, add the lemon zest and juice, then the diced vegetables and peppers. * You can use readymade pico d gallo or 1/3 cup of salsa if you prefer to save time… as a substitute and then delete the tomato, onion, peppers listed in the ingredients.
- Stir all ingredients, lightly mashing into a chunky guacamole.
- Set the avacado pit in the bowl and cover the guacamole with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
- Discard avacado pit when ready to serve.
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