Super Bowl Snack: Easy Guacamole

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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure

There are only two things I like about sports: 1) dramatic moments of triumph accompanied by the entire stadium erupting in cheers and 2) the food (but not at the same time—that would be a choking hazard!). There’s not much I can do about the first one, so I like to focus on the food and feasting.

With the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, it’s time to start cooking. Check out my mom’s awesome recipes for wings and for chili. To add to the mix, here’s my simple recipe for guacamole.

Easy Guacamole!
The following recipe serves 1 to 2 people. Scale as necessary. Use organic ingredients if possible. And hey, if you can’t find one of the ingredients (other than the avocado), don’t worry; the recipe will still taste great!

  • 1 avocado
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion (red or white)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped jalapeño pepper (for mild to medium)
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Salt

It couldn’t be simpler: Cut the avocado in half and scoop out the good stuff into a bowl. Chuck the other ingredients into the bowl with it and mash everything up. A mortar and pestle is fancy; a fork works just fine. I bet for huge quantities you may even want to whip out the potato masher. Serve with organic tortilla chips—or make your own—because winners don’t eat GMOs.

Maya Rodale is the author of numerous historical romance novels. She lives in New York City with a rogue of her own and their dog, Penelope. Find her on FacebookTwitter, or at Her most recent book is Dangerous Books for Girls.



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One Response to Super Bowl Snack: Easy Guacamole

  1. SJ February 3, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    I LOVE AVOCADOS! …. and the recipe looks great. I grew up eating avocados from the backyard tree. It’s so hard to find good ones in the store, but when I do…. Oh My!… I’m in heaven.

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