Guacamole success, or, the last time I’ll write about avocados for a while

Let’s just call Saturday Ocho de Mayo, because that’s when my Mexican heritage celebration finally took place.

I bought three avocados Wednesday that were on sale to make guacamole for Cinco de Mayo. Unfortunately, it took until Saturday for them to finally ripen.

So here is my recipe, adapted from this blog. And I promise I’ll post more recipes that aren’t Mexican-inspired, though I do love some good Mexican food.

Guacamole (ingredients purchased at Kroger and Aldi)*

It looks messy, but that's how I like it.The Numbers:

  • Three avocados (69 cents each, $2.07 total)
  • 1/2 red onion ($1.13 each, 57 cents for half)
  • 1/2 green pepper (83 cents each, 42 cents for half)
  • 1 clove garlic**
  • 1/2 tomato ($1.78 per pound, ~59 cents)
  • Juice from 1 lime (49 cents each)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Frank’s hot sauce, to taste

Total cost: $4.14

Cost per serving (about 6 servings of 1/2 cup each): 69 cents

The Action:

  1. Dice red onion, green pepper, garlic and tomato. Combine in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Hull and chop avocados. In another bowl, smash avocados with a fork. Squeeze lime over the smashed avocados.
  3. Mix avocados in the large bowl with red onion, green pepper, garlic and tomato.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce.

The Extras:

This is a great dip with some tortilla chips, but it’s also good if you smear it on a burrito. I paired it with some grilled tilapia, salsa and tortilla chips.

A very festive plate.

*I didn’t have the receipt for some of these purchases, so I got the prices from the USDA.

**I couldn’t find the price of garlic, but it’s pretty cheap.


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