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Simple Fresh Guacamole from the Garden

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An easy recipe for simple fresh guacamole you can make at home.

This week we celebrate Earth Day, a day when we show our support for environmental protection through events and simple sustainable acts to help our environment.  Little Lady and I are hard at work on a container garden that will give us fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs this summer.  

I want to share with you our progress along with some tips on gardening with kids.  I’m also sharing my absolute favorite, and easy, simple fresh guacamole recipe with you.  By the end of the summer I should be able to use ingredients from my garden to create this delicious dish.

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My family and I strive to live a simple life, which goes hand in hand with living green.  The more we can take on ourselves, the less we rely on outside services.  We spend less and create less waste while enjoying the fruits of our own labor.  

This year we decided to start gardening, for real.  We’ve done a few pots of tomatoes in the past but nothing substantial.  Our soil is not the greatest so we decided to do small containers on our deck and grow our favorite and most used fruits and vegetables.

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Tips for gardening with kids

Little Lady and I are doing most of the planting.  I’ve learned quite a bit working with her this past week.  If you are thinking of gardening with your kids, keep the following in mind:

  • Start small.  Kids respond well to a small project they can wrap their heads around and see-through from start to finish.
  • Let them get their hands dirty and get involved in every aspect of gardening.  Picking out seeds and pots, planting, and regular watering.
  • Plant a variety of fruits and vegetables.  It’s amazing what a child will eat if she has a hand in growing and harvesting it.

Notice the painted plastic chair and pot are still in awesome condition from last year!

It’s mid-April in Wisconsin so our garden is just getting started.  Until my herbs and vegetables come in I need to rely on my local grocery store for these foods.  I am not growing enough to sustain my family completely, far from it, this is a hobby garden that will produce side dishes for a couple of meals each week.  

One of my favorite snacks year-round, but especially in warmer months, is guacamole.  There is nothing quite like fresh-made guac!

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My simple fresh guacamole uses just a couple of ingredients and can be tailored to your taste.

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Simple Fresh Guacamole

Ingredients:

  • 3 Avocados
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Chopped Onion
  • Salt
  • Fresh Cilantro

Mashed garlic is key to a delicious and not overpowering guacamole. To do this chop 2 cloves of garlic on a cutting board, then cover in salt. Let the salt sit on the garlic for a few minutes. Then come back with the side of a large knife and smash the garlic and salt until a paste forms.

This technique softens the bite of the garlic and creates a smooth palatable taste.

In a small bowl use a fork mix avocados, garlic, onion and lime juice to your desired consistency. I like to leave a few chunks of avocado.

Finally, add chopped cilantro and stir, topping with a few sprigs of cilantro. Then serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

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Hungry?  Be sure to pin this for later so you can make your own batch!    

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To start my container gardening for the year I pick up a cilantro plant in the organic produce section.  This is the one plant that will live on our kitchen counter.  I am already enjoying picking a leaf here and there for cooking.  I am looking forward to using this along with onions from our garden later this year to make our favorite guacamole.

Simple fresh guacamole from the garden

Simple Fresh Guacamole Recipe

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

An easy guacamole recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 Avocados
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Onion
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Cilantro chopped

Instructions

    1. Finely chop the garlic on a cutting board then cover it with salt.  Let these ingredients sit for a few minutes then mash with the side of a knife until paste forms.
    2. Slice the avocados in and scoop out the seeds. Scoop out the avocado and place in a bowl.
    3. Mask the avocado with a fork until smooth, or leave a few chunks if you like.
    4. Add garlic paste, onion and lime juice and combine.
    5. Mix in cilantro.
    6. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Sarah

Sunday 26th of April 2015

Love fajitas, enjoy!

Summer Davis

Saturday 25th of April 2015

I don't have a garden, unfortunately, but we are buying a house (hopefully soon), and I would like to have a box of vegetables growing in the back yard. We live in Florida, so I don't really have to worry about the weather, but because I live on the coast, I do have to worry about sandy soil. Your guac looks and sounds amazing. I agree, there's nothing quite as delish as fresh quac! #client

Sarah

Sunday 26th of April 2015

I hope you get to have some kind of garden at your new home, even a container garden can produce so much goodness.

Mel (Melly Moments)

Friday 24th of April 2015

Our family LOVES guacamole! No joke, I think if my hubby could only eat one food item for the remainder of his life, it would be chips and guac! So, needless to say, I have to try your recipe :) Also wish we had that cool key program on the shelf labels at our grocery stores....very cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah

Sunday 26th of April 2015

I could live on that too, so good! Thanks Mel.

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