Basil Guacamole

by Nicole
Guacamole

This might be your new favourite guacamole recipe right here! I know it’s mine. My friends and family are always requesting that I make it for them.

Not only are avocado’s delicious and easy to incorporate into many different dishes (and in homemade face masks), but they are SO good for you too! They are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats (which can lower cholesterol and improve heart health), but they also contain a ton of essential vitamins and minerals, and more potassium per gram than bananas! Cool eh? They also contain protein, fiber, and antioxidants, woo-hoo! So many great things packed into these little guys. 

You can serve guacamole with organic corn chips (I personally like blue corn), you can spread it on toast, you can use it as a layer in tacos, or you can scoop it up with fresh veggies… there are many ways to enjoy it!

Basil Guacamole

This is my absolute favourite guacamole recipe, and always a crowd pleaser when I take it to parties.

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados (choose ones that are a bit darker and soft to the touch, but not TOO squishy)
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp white onion, finely diced
  • 5-6 large basil leaves, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • dash sea salt
  • dash black pepper
  • optional dash red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper, if you want some heat!

Instructions

  • Cut the avocados in half.Remove the pit. Slice lines both horizontally and vertically in the avocado(creating squares), and scoop out the flesh using a spoon. This will give you nice diced avocado to work with. Don’t worry if the squares are a bit mushy,you’re going to be mixing and breaking down the avocado a bit anyways. Put the avocado pieces in a small mixing bowl.
  • Add all of the ingredients, except the tomato. Stir with a spoon. While stirring try to mash some of the avocado. It’s nice to have a creamy texture, with some avocado chunks still remaining.
  • Mix in the tomatoes last (you don’t want to break these down too too much, again it’s nice to have some tomato chunks left).
  • Serve with corn chips, crackers, as part of a layered dip, or in a wrap. Your family and friends will love it!

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