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June 29, 2016
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Guac for the Masses

Guacamole

Do you ever need to feed a whole army of people some fresh and tasty guacamole?

Or is that just me?

I bet if I give you long enough, you could think of at least two places you could use this recipe in the next month. There are so many celebrations coming up and of course, summer in California! That’s enough to celebrate every weekend!

Guacamole with chips

It’s also difficult to make a big ol’ bowl of guacamole look sexy, so I added this Avocado Nest (see the quick video below to get the deeds on how to do it!) and a few colorful chips to add some visual interest.  

Guacamole with Avocado Nest

What a huge difference it makes for presentation on this dish!

Close Up of Guacamole

This guacamole is not shy either. Loaded with tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro, it’s bursting with flavor. Zesty lemon and a “secret ingredient” bring some tang to the contents and balance the taste to perfection.  

Ingredients: red onion, cilantro, lemon, tomatoes, and avocado

We use 12 California avocados, 8 campari tomatoes, 1/2 red onion, 2 lemons and a full bunch of cilantro tops.  Shhhhh, the secret ingredient isn’t revealed here yet…

Halved avocados in a bowl

Halve the California avocados, remove the pit, and add to a large bowl.

Mashing avocados with a fork

Mash the avocados with the back of a large fork.

Diced vegetables, lemon juice, and salt and pepper added into a bowl

Add the diced veggies, the lemon juice, and a bit of salt and pepper.

Ready for the secret ingredient? 

Secret ingredient for guacamole, garlic salt

Garlic Salt!

 

With the addition of 2 teaspoons of garlic salt, your guac will never be the same.   

Trust me, it makes all the difference!  

Finished Product of Guac for the Masses

So, have you thought of the first event you are taking this to?  

I’d be willing to bet your Fourth of July celebration would be a great start!  

Here is the California Avocado Nest Tutorial!

Guac for the Masses
Serves 24
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 12 ripe California avocados
  2. 8 campari tomatoes
  3. 1/2 red onion
  4. 1 bunch cilantro
  5. 2 lemons
  6. Salt and Pepper
  7. 2 teaspoons garlic salt
Instructions
  1. Peel and deseed the California avocados. Mash with the back of a fork
  2. Cut the tomatoes and red onion into a small chop
  3. Cut the leafy tops from the cilantro and rough chop
  4. Add tomatoes, onion and cilantro to the mashed avocados and fold in
  5. Squeeze in the juice of two lemons and add the garlic salt. Stir to combine
  6. Add to a serving plate and garnish with a California avocado nest and additional cilantro
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