So we are on holiday this week, which means a bit of a change in terms of shopping and eating.
We’re staying at our family holiday house which has a fabulous kitchen, so we tend to eat most meals in. However as it’s a 12 hour drive from where we live, we don’t tend to bring a lot of the food-comforts of home. And we can’t take a lot home.
Which means careful shopping, and usually a few culinary shortcuts.
One of these was buying a tub of guacamole to have with corn chips while sitting on the front deck admiring the view. Now normally I would make my own as it takes about three minutes. If that.
However the supermarket (yep, a holiday concession) didn’t have any ready to eat or reasonably priced avos, and so I weakened. I’d also been in the car since 1am, and it was now noon. And I was hungry. Never shop when you’re hungry. Or massively sleep deprived.
Today I thought mmm. Corn chips. Mmmm. Guacamole. Mmmm.
I opened the tub of guacamole. The tub I chose because it screamed “Fresh Guacamole” and “No Preservatives”. Yay. Stupidly I didn’t read the back of the label (blaming sleep deprivation for that. And hunger). The part that said avocado 50%. And listed cream cheese in the ingredients list. Um. WHAT!?! Cream cheese DOES NOT BELONG IN GUAC. Not to mention all other crap on the label. Sigh. At least I learnt from this.
My easy peasy guacamole recipe is sooo simple.
I’ll be hunting down some ripe avocados tomorrow. And I don’t even care if I have to pay $3 each. As long as they are ripe.
So this is my recipe. Very simple. No tomato. No green capsicum. Definitely NO CREAM CHEESE.
How do you make your guacamole?