Prep for Mixing
I don’t have an exact recipe because I just make it from memory as I go,  but I will list the ingredients I use, and *approximate* amounts of each:
  • 2-3 ripe Avocados, pitted, peeled and mashed (depending on how many people you are serving).
  • 1 Lemon, juiced (I prefer organic (smells and tastes better- look for heavy ones, they have more juice).  Use the  juice from about 1/2 a lemon (to taste).
  • 2-3 cloves of fresh Garlic, peeled and minced.  I avoid imported garlic e.g.: from China, since by the time it arrives here in Canada it has lost much flavor- fresh, local always tastes best.
  • 1 handful of fresh Cilantro leaves- chopped.
  • Salsa, about 1/2 cup.  I use Tostitos: Medium (no added sugar), so there are some tomatoes in it for colour contrast as well as flavour. 
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper, a few cranks from grinder.
  • Cumin, a pinch or three.  This gives it a ‘smoky’ flavor.
  • Chili Powder, a dash or two.  I don’t always use this, so it is optional.
  • Toss the Avocados in a bowl and mash with a fork, then chop Cilantro and mince the Garlic and add them to the bowl, squeeze Lemon juice over top, add a big splash of Salsa then mix it all up and finish with the Spices till it tastes best to you. 
  • You may also put it all in a food processor and pulse a few times till it looks like the right consistency- it won’t be quite as chunky and ‘home-style’ as usual, but it will still be tasty nonetheless.
  • Garnish with Lemon slices and serve with Stone Ground Organic Tortilla Chips.
  • Pairs well with home-style oven roasted turkey breast on lightly toasted multigrain bread (great for Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwiches), when used as a replacement for your favorite spread on any sandwich, huevos rancheros, or simply topped with black beans and served open-face on a sprouted grain corn tortilla.

So, there you have it.  Enjoy!

Always a crowd pleaser at potlucks and summer barbecues.  Try it on your next burger- Yummy!

© Una-Melina  2013.