Food Geek Friday: Guacamole

Last year, I had the pleasure of doing some recipe testing for the gluten-free cookbook, Gluten-Free Made as Easy as 1,2,3: Essentials for Living a Gluten Free Life by Chef Angela McKeller. If you've recently been diagnosed with a gluten-allergy or are trying to avoid it in general and don't know where to start, this is an excellent resource. And no...I'm not just saying that because I'm in it.

Twice.

I'm noticing a lot more of my clients diagnosed with gluten issues recently and this book helps make sense of it all - what gluten is, how it affects the body, what to look for when eating out, what to cook when eating at home. Even booze options.

And who can go wrong with gluten-free booze options!

Being Texan, one of the recipes I wanted to try was her guacamole. It's already naturally gluten-free to begin with, but it's always nice to have the reminder of "common" foods out there that are gluten free. I love guac on everything.

EVERYTHING.

I really just have a love affair with the avocado.

Since it's a simple recipe and you aren't actually cooking any of it, a major key is to get the best quality ingredients you can afford. Then just let them do their magic. I used a potato masher for the avo because I like it to stay fairly chunky.

Homemade Guacamole Dip

Serves 15-20

GuacamoleIngredients:

  • 3 ripe avocados, pitted and chopped
  • 1/8 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup diced roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 cups GF baked corn chips

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine avocados and lime juice. Mash with a fork until somewhat smooth, but still has plenty of texture.
  2. Add tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro. Stir until well combined.
  3. Serve with corn chips and enjoy!