Monday, January 27, 2014

Guacamole for One and a Chalkboard Writing Tip

Most of the time when I make Guacamole it's as a snack for myself and I find that recipes generally call for between 3-6 avocados. This Guacamole for One uses one avocado and isn't so much a recipe as a reminder that if you're cooking for one or two people it's ok to scale recipes back. It's also good if you just want a little to add to tacos or burritos.

Since guac isn't the most photogenic thing in the world, I thought I'd open with my chalkboard pig and a great tip... If you want nice vibrant writing that really sticks out, dip the tip of your chalk in water before you write on the chalkboard. As you write it won't look like much, but as it dries, wa-la!

Luckily, we did have a snack:@)
For a variation, there is an excellent Rick Bayless recipe that can be cut back to 1/3 HERE,
it calls for chipotle and cilantro-yum!

Guacamole for One
One ripe avocado
1/3 lime, juiced
Tblsp cleaned and diced jalapeno
small Roma tomato, de-seeded and diced
1-2 Tblsp onion, finely diced
shake or two of cumin
a few shakes of Lowry's Chile and Garlic salt or at least salt, pepper and smoked paprika
optional addition: crumbled bacon
~Remove seed and scoop out the avocado, mash with lime juice. Mix in the rest, adjust spices and S&P to taste.

Eat well and have a happy day:@)

21 comments:

  1. I will dip from now on! I didn't know that!! I will also take a dip into the guacamole. Duh, of course I could make it for two - didn't think of that. It is hard learning to scale back with becoming empty nesters this year!

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  2. We love guacamole and frequently make it for only the two of us. Yours looks delicious and full of flavor Lynn.
    Sam

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  3. Now this is calling my name! Love Guacamole!!! oh and the chalkboard pig :)

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  4. Hahaha! It doesn't look as good as it tastes, does it? I have an avocado ripening just for that purpose! Have a good day my friend! Hugs!

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  5. Your guac looks perfect! One of my favorite appetizers...I could eat it with a spoon!

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  6. I like guacamole on my burger - looking forward to grilling weather soon!

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  7. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  8. This looks so yummy, Lynn...Christine

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  9. We LOOOOOOVE Guac here. Your recipe sounds amazing...
    May make a big batch for our Super Bowl party........that and Margaritas....yum....

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  10. Now that looks quite yummylicious! Wow, thank you for sharing!
    Nancy

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  11. This is a great idea since guac doesn't keep well. This sounds delicious!

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  12. Love the chalk tip. Water..who knew! Guac is a favorite at our house. I'm always looking for new variations. Thanks.

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  13. Love your little piggy! Love the guacamole too. :)

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  14. Great tip on the chalk, Lynn! I'm going to try that.
    I LOVE Guacamole and your recipe sounds great. We both know how great that Lawry's seasoning blend is!! Now I'm craving guacamole and chips. xo

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  15. Yes indeed, please pass those chips and a cerveza too! Thanks for tip with wetting the chalk Lynn, I can use that on my door :)

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  16. I have to tell you that avocado dip is one of my top ten favorite things ever!

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  17. Great chalkboard tip! How did you ever think to do that? Lovin the guac for one too!
    Jenna

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  18. Thanks for that tip! I have a new chalkboard, and I will remember that tip!

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  19. And the guac sounds great, too. I crave this, and I cook for one or two.

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