I used to hate avocados. Something about the texture. This probably lasted until my mid-twenties, when I gradually started trying them again. And then I quickly became a guacamole fanatic. I used to make it for every gathering. But, sometimes I want some and it’s just two of us in the house and a big bowl will get ugly looking real fast. I had to figure it out how to have just enough for a quick and easy guacamole for two that was still chunky and fresh.
It really is the perfect amount for two people to split. I like to snack on it with chips and my Chunky Roasted Tomatillo Salsa. I’ve also used it in tacos, as sandwich spread, and (my newest invention) on top of meatloaf. If you have more people interested in having some, by all means, double/triple/quadruple to your heart’s content.
I’m going to talk about avocados for a quick second. Life changing tip here. We’ve all been there, the avocado is rock solid at the store, so you leave it on the counter. One morning it starts to have a little give and you think, “It’s almost time, avocado!” That night you check again and it’s now so soft it feels hollow (O_o) It’s the unfair nature of avocados. Now I buy avocados when they’re ripe (what!?) and store them in the fridge (double what!?). It will hold that way (without the rapid rotting) for almost a week!! I haven’t thrown away an avocado in a year!! Sorry, I get excited about this.
And just a final note…it’s a great snack portion for two people. It’s an even better snack portion for one person, if you’re committed to guacamole the way I am. It’s a good thing I got over my avocado phobia…
P.S. – Check back in on Wednesday for an amazing Turkey Taco Meatloaf that begs for this as its topping.
P.P.S. – Happy Birthday to my most avid reader, my taste-tester, my sous chef, my Mr. Glutton! <3
This recipe for quick and easy guacamole for two is just the right amount of dip for your chips, with all the things you love about chunky and fresh guac.
- 1 ripe avocado [pitted with flesh scooped out*]
- 2 tablespoon minced red onion**
- 1 small tomato [seeded and diced]
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
In a small bowl, mash up the avocado until desired smoothness. Fold in remaining ingredients until combined.
*Store your just ripe avocado in the fridge. It will hold that way (without the rapid rotting) for almost a week!
**I always have extra chopped red onion around. If you don’t, I can understand how this ingredient and amount might annoy you. You could sub a small shallot if you have one or omit it if you won’t miss the little crunch.
For 1/2 guacamole: Calories 133 ~ Total Fat 11 g ~ Saturated Fat 2 g ~ Trans Fat 0 g ~ Cholesterol 0 mg ~ Sodium 9 mg ~ Potassium 523 mg ~ Total Carbohydrate 10 g ~ Dietary Fiber 6 g ~ Sugars 2 g ~ Protein 2 g