Being from California, avocados are prevalent and pretty much available all year round. They’re rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, and are full of heart-healthy fats.

We slice them on salads and sandwiches, and my husband even spreads them on toast in the morning with a little salt and pepper. One of my favorite uses for them though is fresh guacamole. I think it adds a great creaminess to any mexican dish, especially when it is lacking sour cream or cheese.

Serve it on top of my Chili Lime Burger, or simply along side crisp vegetables.


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AUTHOR: Danielle Walker - AgainstAllGrain.com


  • 4 avocados
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped


  1. Halve the avocados and remove the seeds. With a spoon, scoop the fruit into a bowl.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and use a pastry cutter or potato masher to mash and blend until the avocados are smooth.
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  • http://missmagnoliamunches.blogspot.com Rebecca @ Miss Magnolia Munches & Moves

    I’m jealous that you have access to fresh CA avocadoes year round. Since going Paleo, I eat almost 1 a day!

  • http://www.CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com Mimi from California Avocados Direct

    That’s the way we make guacamole here too! Isn’t it great to have avocados all the time? We live on an avocado ranch and ship our fruit in small boxes to people who want them fresh from the farm. The most requested recipe is for good guacamole! We linked to your post on our FB page today …thank you! (Facebook/Avocados.Direct)

  • http://www.mimiavocado.com Mimi Avocado

    Yay for California avocados! I shared your post on our CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com Facebook page today!

  • http://www.photographybytoine.com Toine

    We too love guacamole, but my favorite version is: http://www.rosamexicano.com/index.php?action=page&id=2226

    Its simplicity and flavor just always wins it over more complicated and ‘stuffed’ versions.