Friday, November 18, 2011

Stretched Guacamole

I love guacamole, and all things avocado. My pocketbook, unfortunately, does not. Locally, avocados are usually quite expensive, and even when they're in season, their prices don't get as low as other produce, so I feel guilty about spending money on them too frequently.

Sometimes though, I get a craving for guacamole, the Mexican avocado dip, usually made just by mashing an avocado and mixing it with seasonings.

To make larger quantities of this yummy dip, you need a lot of avocados, and, as I mentioned, avocados aren't so cheap here.
As for me? I'm never satisfied with just a little bit of guacamole- I want as much guac as I can for as little money as I can. And so, I make this version of guacamole, which allows me to stretch the avocado as far as possible and get as much yummy dip as possible for the least amount possible, without sacrificing its yummy flavor.

Stretched Guacamole Recipe

1.5 medium avocado
1 medium egg
1 tsp mayo (ideally homemade)
1/2-1 1/2 tsp salt
3-4 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cumin (optional)
1 medium tomato

1. Hard boil and peel your egg. Either mash it or chop it in a food processor until completely smooth.

2. Mash your avocados. Mix it with the egg and a teaspoon of mayonnaise.

3. Add the lemon, salt, garlic, and cumin, starting with smaller amounts and only adding more to taste.

4. Dice up your tomatoes really small, and mix them with the avocado.

Serve with tortilla chips, or with any Mexican style meal, like in stuffed tacos.

Do you make guacamole ever? What's in your guacamole? Do you also stretch yours with anything, or is yours pure avocado, lemon, and seasonings? Would you dare stretching your guacamole?
How do you generally eat your guacamole?
Are avocados cheap or expensive where you live?

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