Guacamole might be one of my greatest weaknesses or just avocados in general. I’ve been known to just cut them in half, sprinkle with salt and eat them with a spoon, they’re like nature’s savory little pudding!
But there is one enormous problem with guacamole that often goes overlooked.
It’s plastic packaging.
No matter the brand you can’t get away from the plastic tub. The best thing that you can do for the environment is to make your own, which requires learning how to pick the perfect avocados. Following the guide below can help you pick an avocado without giving it the “squeeze test” which ultimately just shortens the shelf life of every avocado you choose not to buy.
- Four sprigs of fresh cilantro.
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder.
- Juice from one lemon wedge.
- Cut your avocado and get all of it into a bowl.
- Mince your cilantro extra fine (you can use the stems too).
- Mix together all of your ingredients (careful not to get any lemon seeds in when you’re squeezing).
You can also add a bit of salt and pepper if you’d like but I think that with this particular recipe, less is more. This comes out tasting like a really light and fresh addition to toast, on top of chili, or for a snack with some tortilla chips and there is enough salt in those things already.
Next time you’re reaching for that plastic tub full of guacamole I hope that you reconsider and give this recipe a try instead. You won’t regret it.♥