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Old 06-23-2008, 09:03 PM   #1  
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If you love guacamole....

Wholly Guacamole has 100 calorie packs! It is a very generous portion. I was sooo excited to find them. Seriously. 6 months ago I HATED guac...now? I can(sadly) down an entire bowl at a mexican restaurant.

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Anyone have a guac recipe?
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Guac is super easy to make. You can do it as fancy or as easy as you want.

Cut up and mash one avocado. The easy way, add some powdered garlic, a squeeze of fresh lime, and 2 T of salsa or pictante sauce. Easy!

Or you can leave out the salsa (a lot of people are anti-tomato in their guac), and add finely chopped onion, a minced clove of garlic, some lime juice, some chipped cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste.

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I like it almost any way. Here's a favorite:

2 Haas avocados, cut into small dice
1/4 red onion, minced
1 clove garlic, pressed and/or minced
1/2 jalapeño chile pepper, minced finely
1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped fine
1 lime, juiced
salt and pepper pinches

I just mush it all together and it is good!
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I love the Lawry's guacamole seasoning packets. You mash up a couple of avocados, add in the seasoning pack (which has 0 calories), and add a tbsp or so of lemon juice. You can also stir in some salsa or diced tomato if you like tomatoes in your guac.

My favorite recipe for completely homemade guacamole is:
- 1 avocado, mashed
- 3 oz tomatoes, finely diced
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp cumin (more or less, depending on how much you like cumin)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp or so of lemon juice (keeps the leftover guacamole from discoloring)
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mmmmmm guac

garlic, jalapeno, salt, pepper, lime juice....

avocados are healthy and worth the calories!
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:06 PM   #6  
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I have guac usually 3times a week.. I usually use 1 avocado, some red onion, diced tomatoes, cilantro, squeeze some lime into it and salt. SO delish.
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Does everyone eat their guac with chips? If not, what with? I only have it with tortilla chips - preferably warm and salty ones. So sometimes it's turns very dangerous!

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A warm corn tortilla...cucumber slices...lettuce wraps...celery...on top of salad...on top of beans, rice, quinoa...with a spoon!
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In sandwiches.
With veggies.
In a wrap.
On top of a wasa cracker.
Put a scoop in bean soup or black beans.

I could eat guac with just about anything!

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Thanks! I'll try it with some other stuff. I obviously have a "thing" for chips and guac...so tend to avoid it for the most part. I do adore avocado cut up on salads or sliced in sandwiches. Just never thought to use guac as the "wet" in those things. Thanks again!
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I put it on a flame grilled Boca burger with low fat swiss and grilled red onion in place of condiments- sooooo yummmmmm All on a whole wheat bun, can't beat it!
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I have guac with
raw veggies
salmonburgers or turkey burgers or black bean burgers or buffalo burgers
fish tacos
shrimp tacos
sandwiches
wraps
salads

It's been ages since I've had it with chips. I think the last time I did, I found the chips' saltiness distracting from the fabulous taste of the guac.
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It's great to put on sandwiches instead of sliced avocado. The problem with putting sliced avocado on sandwiches, for me at least, is that I only eat one sandwich per day and only use about 1/4 of an avocado for it. So the rest of the avocado goes in the fridge, where it discolors. But if I make guacamole instead and put that on my sandwiches 1) the lemon or lime juice in the guacamole keeps it from discoloring; 2) I can measure out exactly 1 oz, which is what I want for my sandwiches--sometimes the avocados are too large and 1/4 of it is more than an ounce; and 3) I get the extra guacamole flavor on my sandwich with no extra calories. It's a win the whole way around.

The last time I had guacamole with chips, I was not eating on plan. I never have it with chips when I'm on plan.
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This may sound a little bit werid but a lot of places acutally use asparagus instead of avacado for guac because it is cheaper. Here is a recipe to try:

24 spears fresh asparagus, trimmed and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup salsa
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic
4 green onions, sliced

DIRECTIONS
Place the asparagus in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook 5 minutes, until tender but firm. Drain, and rinse with cold water.
Place the asparagus, salsa, cilantro, garlic, and green onions in a food processor or blender, and process to desired consistency. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until chilled, before serving.
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That asparagus dip sounds like it would make you extrememly gassy! I'm partial to avacados- I buy them every week!
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