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Homemade guacamole for a flavor-filled spread on Meatless Monday

Homemade guacamole for a flavor-filled spread on Meatless Monday

You can't live in Colorado without having a good guacamole recipe. Naturally vegan, it's a fantastic accessory to just about any dish you want to serve -- from burgers to enchiladas. This version lets the avocado shine through, without a lot of additions to overpower one of nature's perfect foods.

See also: Vegan slow-cooker enchiladas for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

Homemade guacamole for a flavor-filled spread on Meatless Monday

You will need:

3 large, ripe avocados

1/2 a small onion

1 small jalapeno

1 clove garlic, peeled

Lime juice (we used premade here; you can squeeze 1/2 lime for the same effect)

Cilantro to taste (we used about 1/8 a cup of packed leaves)

Salt to taste

Cracked black pepper to taste

Homemade guacamole for a flavor-filled spread on Meatless Monday

1. Dice the onion.

Homemade guacamole for a flavor-filled spread on Meatless Monday

2. Cut the top of the jalapeno, cut it in half and de-seed it.

Homemade guacamole for a flavor-filled spread on Meatless Monday

Put the onion, jalapeno, peeled garlic, lime juice and cilantro in a small food processor.

Homemade guacamole for a flavor-filled spread on Meatless Monday

Process until finely chopped.

Homemade guacamole for a flavor-filled spread on Meatless Monday

3. Cut the avocado in half and scoop out the insides.

Homemade guacamole for a flavor-filled spread on Meatless Monday

Put the halves in a bowl.

Homemade guacamole for a flavor-filled spread on Meatless Monday

Mash them up with a fork so you have chunky pieces of avocado left intact.

Homemade guacamole for a flavor-filled spread on Meatless Monday

4. Add the chopped-up ingredients from the processor to the avocado and season to taste with salt and cracked black pepper.

Homemade guacamole for a flavor-filled spread on Meatless Monday

Serve with chips or cut veggies as a dip, as a sauce or however you like -- but eat it quickly; it won't last long!



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