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Keeping Guacamole Fresh & a Recipe

Posted Jun 10 2009 12:18am

Guacamole seems you love it or hate it. There is no in between. I love it! What is not to love people? The color may not be the most appealing, especially if the guacamole is exposed to air and turns dark, but the taste is wonderful!

To keep your guacamole from getting dark and slimy is really easy. First be sure to use lemon juice in your recipe. Just like using lemon juice with other fruits, it helps to keep the original color.

Guacamole tastes best when it sits a few hours in the refrigerator to let the flavors blend. Even with lemon juice in the mix, a few hours of sitting can give your guac a layer of dark yuck. To keep that from happening take a piece of plastic wrap and lay it right on top of that bright green goodness. Smooth the plastic right over the guacamole so no air can get to that top layer. Then take a second piece of plastic and put in on top of the bowl. It helps keep the first piece in place and gives you double protection. When you are ready to serve, your guacamole will be as bright green as the minute you made it!

There are a lot of variations of guacamole, but here is a simple recipe to get you started.


2 ripe avocados
2 TB lemon juice
1 small tomato chopped
2 TB onion finely chopped
1/4 red pepper
1/4 garlic powder
salt to taste

Cut avocados in half, remove pit, and scoop out the fruit into a bowl. Mash with a fork. Mix remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.

Enjoy your bright green and delicious guacamole! Works for Me Wednesday!

Photo credit: Shutterbuggal

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