Guacamole Skins

Avocados are my favorite fruit. Yes, that is right, they’re a fruit (at least biologically). On summery days, or just days ending in “y” I like enjoying some avocado in its many forms.

For this post I was inspired by summer entertaining and how to dress up some guacamole, especially when some people have different tast preferences. By serving it in the peel you can either a) make it party-for-one style or b) you can make different spice levels at a party and put some chips out and your guests can just take a “guacamole skin” spiced to their liking and add some chips, hoorah!

Guacamole Skins
serves 2

1 medium avocado
1 lime (cut in half)
2 tbsp cilantro
2 tbsp onion (diced)
2 tbsp tomatos (diced
– for individual I used cherry tomatoes)
salt & pepper to taste (aprox 1/8 of tsp)

To add spice dice a jalapeno (as much as your tastebuds can handle!)

1. Cut an avocado in half, then take one half and slice it, turn and slice the other direction so that you have it’d cubed in the peel. Spoon it out into a bowl.

2. Add the cilantro, onion, tomato, salt, pepper, and jalapeno(optional). Mash together with a fork. Taste, add more salt and pepper if needed. (Same for jalapeno.)

3. Spoon the fresh guac back into the skin. Serve with chips. I love blue corn chips! 

If you’re going to make different spice variations for a a party you can top them with a little slice of jalapeno for medium and maybe a chili pepper for hot.



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