Story behind the name of this: It’s really just guacamole. But my friend Adrienne, who happens to be vegan, suggested the name after she and I had spent about 3 hours working n replacing buttons in the UT costume shop one afternoon. We couldn’t stop laughing! Yes, we were loopy. And yes, most of our conversations were food-related because, well, why wouldn’t they be? I always like talking with her because we respect each other’s chosen lifestyles and understand the other’s reasons for why they eat what they do. And isn’t that what it’s all about, in the end?
Anyway, this recipe is the bomb and necessary for almost any Tex-Mex occasion. Or football games. Or just an excuse to eat more avocados, because they aren’t a “shameful” food to eat at all. To top it off, this recipe is also vegan.
Guac of Shame
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: None Total time: 5 minutes
Yield: Varies depending on avocado size, though usually about 2 cups
2 ripe avocados
1/3 cup diced tomato
1/3 cup diced sweet onion
2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
Juice of 1/2 lime
Sea salt, to taste
1. Prepare tomatoes, cilantro, and onions as indicated. Remove skins and pits of avocado, and mash in a mixing bowl.
2. Mix in the prepared veggies with the avocado.
3. Squeeze the lime juice into the mix and sprinkle in any sea salt, if you’re using it. Mix thoroughly once again, then serve.
PRO TIP: If you are not serving right away, save the pits of the avocados and store them with the guacamole in the fridge until you do serve it, because they will help prevent the avocado from turning brown. Nothing bad will happen if you eat brown avocado/guacamole, but some people find it less palatable when it changes color like that.