Holy Guacamole!

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A great guacamole dip is essential to a Mexican fiesta night, when you have guests over or even with your nacho chips, watching a movie at home.

Learn to take a basic avocado to the next level for a pop of deliciousness in your mouth with a few simple ingredients:

2 avocados
a handful of cilantro/coriander
one lime
hot sauce/chili pepper (as desired)

Cut the avocado open and put the fleshy fruit into a bowl. You can mash the avocado with a potato masher or a fork, or blend it to a creamy texture with a stick blender.
Wash and coarsely chop the cilantro and mix it in.
Slice your lime in half and squeeze in the juice.
Add a quarter teaspoon of salt (or to taste). If you’re using salty tortilla chips, you may want to watch the amount of salt that you use.
If you want a spicy kick, add some chopped chilis or a few dashes of hot sauce.
Mix it all together.

According to Oprah.com, there are four keys to keeping your guacamole green, and they all stem from keeping oxygen away from the mashed avocado: (1) Don’t make it ahead; (2) make sure there’s a vitamin C–rich acid, like lemon or lime juice, in the mix; (3) keep it chilled once you do make it; and (4) limit the guacamole’s exposure to oxygen by putting plastic wrap down right on the surface.

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/blogs/What-You-Can-Learn-From-3-Food-Myths#ixzz267ZQxPBT
Check out the health benefits of the “alligator pear” (another name for the avocado), which grows on trees that can reach up to 65 feet in height, thanks to our friends at WHFoods.com!

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