Some people call Memorial Weekend the start of summer. The beginning of, I can officially wear white without getting dirty looks from the older ladies in the grocery store line. The start of bikinis, humidity and guys with their shirts off mowing the lawn (Mr. Six Pack, we thank you). I call it the start of Guacamole and Salsa season.
YEAH!! Jumping up and down clapping. Happy day…..happy day! It’s like Salsa Santa and the Guacamole Fairy have both come to town.
I may actually have a Salsa Santa theme song, but… that’s for another blog post.
It is no secret to anyone who knows me that I can actually eat my weight in chips and salsa or chips and guacamole. Mexican restaurants have gone out of business due to the likes of me and their bottomless chip baskets. Sweet delicious fried carbs you serve as a wonderful vessel to get the guacamole to my mouth.
However with this healthy kick that I’m really trying hard and getting started, I may have to cut back on my chip munching for a bit. Still, I refuse to give up my guacamole or salsa. So today I want to share with you an alternative I use to allow my dip craving to be satisfied.
Healthy Orange Chips of Gross (aka Carrots) ….. I’m not a fan of carrots can you tell.
2 Avocados (they should be ripe, when you squeeze them they should feel like a boob, yes boob.. don’t judge me.)
¼ cup diced onion (add a little more to taste if you’re like me and love the flavor)
2 cloves diced garlic (I add extra of this as well)
½ jalapeno diced, seeded
Kosher salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Juice of half a lemon
Pit the avocados and mash with your super awesome mashing tool (fork). Stir in the remaining ingredients, except the carrots. Yes it really is that easy. Enjoy your fresh guacamole with carrot chips. I swear you won’t even realize you are eating yucky yucky carrots.
Tip: When you are done if there is any guacamole left you will want to cover it with plastic wrap. The first layer of plastic wrap should be pressed against the guacamole and the side of the bowl. The second layer will cover the top of the bowl. The less air, the slower your guacamole will brown.
Enjoy, let me know how you like to make you guacamole.