Summer time, when cool and easy to prepare foods are a necessity! Guacamole is one of my favorites – appetizer, side dish or main dish. I’m only half kidding! I’ve been known to put a serious dent in a bowl of guacamole.
If you follow Ayurveda at all, you’ll know if you eat hot foods, you’ll feel warmer, while eating cool or room temperature foods can keep you cooler in the heat of summer.
A couple of tips: I like to buy my avacodos before they’re ripe and then let ripen in a paper bag. I always wash my produce before slicing into it, even organic, you never know what might be on the outside and if you cut into it, you risk spreading bacteria or something worse. If you put the lime in the microwave for about ten seconds (no more or you could have a disaster!), you can easily squeeze all of the juice out of it.
- 5 ripe avocados, mashed
- ½ red onion, diced
- 4 roma tomatoes, diced
- 3 garlic gloves, crushed (or garlic salt)
- ¼ c. fresh cilantro, chopped
- Juice of 1 lime (or lemon if preferred)
- Salt & pepper to taste
Mix all together and try a little taste to make sure you got the ingredients just right. And try not to eat it all! Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Did you know you can freeze avacodos? Read my tips on the how to and other tips to make the most of your fresh produce.