Zero-Waste Guacamole

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If there is one food that I can’t get enough of, it’s got to be Guacamole! And now that avocado season is finally upon us, I just can’t stop making it to go on EVERYTHING! Don’t get me wrong, I love avocados plain, or simply smashed with some garlic, lemon juice and onion. But when I need a go to dip to put on tacos, burgers, or chips, guac is my fave.

If you’re like me and you want a simple and easy guacamole recipe, this is it! And all of these ingredients are relatively easy to find with minimal packaging and waste!

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You will need:

1 large ripe avocado

3 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion

1-2 Tablespoons cilantro

3 Tablespoons diced tomato

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 clove garlic – finely chopped

½ teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

A small mixing bowl

A spoon

A fork

Directions:

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Cut your avocado in half and remove the pit, then spoon out into your bowl.

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Take your fork and mash the avocado until most of the lumps are gone.

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Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Simple as that.

I use a garlic press (pictured above) instead of chopping my garlic by hand, that way I don’t ever get any surprise garlic chunks! I found mine for less than $1 at a second hand store.

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Be sure to compost your veggie scraps, and there you have it! Fresh guacamole. Pair it with some homemade tortilla chips and you have the perfect zero waste snack.

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The great thing about this recipe is that you can tweak it to fit any palate.  These are just the general guidelines I follow, but I change it all the time based on my mood and what’s still in my fridge. For example, I only add tomato when I have it fresh from the garden and sometimes I only add ¼ teaspoon of paprika.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

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