Somehow the past few times I have gone to the grocery store, avocados have been on sale- Since avocados are often fairly expensive, I tend to by a couple when offered for the lower price. I now have about 6 avocados in my kitchen, and they only last for so long. I get tired of eating them on salads and sandwiches and although I do like them, they are kind of bland. I have a solution for that. Can you guess what it is? Did the picture give it away? Guaccamole!
My grandma showed me her go to way of making guaccamole a few years ago and I have not made it another way since. Instead of the typical sour cream and avocado combination, my grandma uses 1 tbsp of yogurt which gives it a creamy texture, while remaining a lower fat alternative - not that avocados are low fat by any means.
Guaccamole is my favourite snack with pita chips or on my sandwich or as a dip with vegetables. This version is flavourful and vibrant with the lemon juice and diced peppers - although, it loses its bright colour very quickly so you have to store very carefully.
Unfortunately this was only a temporary solution for my excess avocado problem... I still have so many left- Maybe I will bake them into a cake next!
2 green onions (or 1 white) finely chopped
1/2 red pepper diced
1/2 yellow pepper diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp yogurt
1/4 jalepeno finely chopped
cilantro to taste
chili flakes to taste
salt and pepper to taste
3-5 tbsp lemon juice (to taste)
sprinkle with cilantro and diced peppers for colour
In bowl, mash avocados with a fork until smooth or alternatively use a food processor to puree them until they are smooth (you may need to add the lemon juice here to help you get a smooth consistancy). Add the peppers (reserve a small amount for garnish) and the garlic and onion and mix with a spatula until incorporated. Add the lemon juice and yogurt.
Add salt, pepper, cilantro, chili flakes and jalepeno to taste.
Serve immediately with pita crisps or baguette or use on sandwhiches (the avacado will not last for more then 1 day so eat quickly!).