Easy Guacamole

I love guacamole but never actually made it from scratch before, after creating this simple recipe I’ll never go back to store made again!

Start with a large ripe avocado — peel, cut, and smash.  Add in a can of drained Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies (medium is best).  Add in about a 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder each plus one minced garlic clove and half a chopped small onion.  Then a dash of cayenne pepper with salt and pepper to taste.  Squirt half a lime on the ingredients and mix well then try it — after sampling I added a few more shakes of each spice and finished with fresh chopped cilantro.  My husband and I finished it off in minutes!  If you’re preparing ahead though I’d recommend leaving the pit in the mix.  I learned that long ago on a trip to Cancun, there was a guacamole making demo at the resort and that was one of the tips.  That was so long ago, I’m surprised it took me this long to make it from scratch myself!

Why buy prepared foods when homemade it so much better — a lesson I keep learning.  For truly homemade I would have cut up the tomatoes and green chilies too but that one step with the Rotel made it much simpler and just as tasty.

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