June 20, 2016

The First Day of Summer


Today is the first day of summer!  One of my favorite summertime snacks is guacamole, and nothing is better than making it from scratch and enjoying it outside in the sunshine.  It’s also very easy to make, and you can control the acidity and spice levels to suit your taste.

I like to combine the following:

  1. a finely chopped shallot
  2. a finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  3. a chopper up tomato
  4. two chopped avocados
  5. a lemon or a lime for acidity
  6. salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste

What makes it taste even better is to serve the guac in a volcanic bowl (you can find them at William & Sonoma).  Also instead of eating the guac with chips, you can replace them with cut up veggies like cucumbers or carrots to make it a diabetic friendly low carb, high fat treat!

Enjoy, and happy summer!