This idea is so simple, it’s almost silly to even post here, but I tell you it’s been so meal-altering in our house I just have to share. We’re big on Mexican food at our house — quesadillas are on the menu weekly (at minimum). Pre-kid(s), I used to mash up avocados, squeeze fresh lime juice, finely chop onion, cilantro, tomatoes… Yeah. No time for that. I need a easy, fast and delicious meal. But we really missed some guac. So I would still purchase avocados, with the hope that I would magically find time to prepare them. When that didn’t happen, they would either go bad, or I would simply slice them up and throw them on top of our quesadillas/tacos/etc. Delicious, yes, but lacking.
Enter, the faux guacamole. To my sliced avocados:I added a few scoops of salsa (our favorite at the moment is Trader Jose’s chunky salsa, mild), a few squirts of lime juice from the plastic lime (yes, like this one), a few shakes of salt and pepper, and a sprinkle of cumin. Mix.And voila! It was fantastic. Like, really, really good. Maybe I’m easily impressed, or I am just used to regular old avocado slices, but I am hard pressed to imagine that I’ll be doing all that dicing anytime soon.
That’s it! Insta-guacamole. It’s perfect amount for 2 adults and 1 toddler. I’d be curious to expand the recipe for a larger group – so if/when I do that, I’ll update. Now go! Get some chips!