Guacamole = Party

I didn’t feel like cooking this weekend.

Hey-I never said I was a chef…just because I surround myself with food information all day long doesn’t mean I want to be immersed in it every night…but I do like cooking…just not this weekend.

Enter guacamole.
Oh the simplicity.20150814_163226

And get a pen because there are some very serious measurements here. And you should probably follow them very closely otherwise you’ll end up with…guacamole.

Avocados: 3 – however many you want.
Because guacamole = party whether it’s for one or a room full of people.

Other ingredients that make this guacamole instead of mashed avocado:
Half a red onion, chopped
1 small delicious local Ontario tomato, chopped
A good sploosh (that’s right) of lime juice. One, two, maybe even three limes. Do you like the taste of lime? More.
A little fresh garlic, minced. One clove should do.
Salt and pepper. Taste it. Need more? Ok. Add more.

Oh-and as an after thought, if you like cilantro, add some of that. If you don’t, leave it out.

Peel and pit the avocado. Scoop into a bowl. Add lime juice and mash. I like chunky guac so I don’t mash too much. If you don’t like that, then keep mashing! Add other ingredients. Stir.

What? You’re already done? Well then grab yourself a beverage because we’re also going to make the world’s easiest tortilla chips.

Forget the deep fried/baked crummy chips from the store. You can make these at home and be eating guacamole before you can say guac-

That fast.20150814_163243

Ingredients:

Whole wheat tortillas.

Yup.

 

 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Cut the tortillas up into triangles and place on a baking sheet. Do not sprinkle or spray with oil. It’s unnecessary. You are just making vehicles for the guacamole. How else are you going to scoop up all that deliciousness?

If you want to be fancy, you can sprinkle onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. As you can see I went half fancy…because my kids like the plain ones. Easy peasy.20150814_163507

Put in the oven but keep an eye on it! Once the edges start to go brown, take them out and let them cool. It’ll take ten minutes max. No need to flip!

Put em in a bowl and grab your guacamole. Hopefully you have some friends in your backyard that can help you enjoy it all! If not, throw the avocado pits back in the guac and seal it up in the fridge. It will still be good the next day-when you’ll no doubt finish the whole thing. Oh-it’s REALLY good on a sandwich too.20150814_163207

Time for a party! Now you just need to decide if it’s a party for one…or many!

Have fun not cooking!