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Holy Guacamole! Meatless Monday Mashup, Plus When it Counts to Buy Organic and When it Doesn’t

Who says dinner has to be a big ordeal? Some of my favorite types of dinners are the ones that involve a few different “picky” foods rather than a full meal. On a busy Monday this type of meal seems to work out even better. Here is my recipe for the most simple, kick-ass guacamole you will ever taste – and the best part is, no blender required! All the ingredients are fresh and delicous. *This recipe is compliments of Cantina, with a few tweaks from yours truly. Feel free to click the link and turn your volume up ;)* Now pour yourself a margarita, shake your maracas and start the week off right.

You’ll need:

3 ripe avocados

1 diced tomato

1 diced shallot

1 serrano pepper, minced (2 if you’re feeling frisky)

1 bunch chopped cilantro

3 garlic cloves, minced

juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime

sea salt to taste (or table salt)

Halve the avocados and place a mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients on top. Grab two forks, one for each hand, and get in there and mix everything together – the avocados will be soft enough and this will blend perfectly. Now grab some chips and enjoy! And if you like, raid your fridge for some cheese, sprinkle it on top of some nachos and zap them in the microwave before dipping in the guac. **Tip: If you made too much guac and want to save some for later, stick a few slices of lime in the bowl – it will keep it from browning up and help it stay fresh.**

Yummy Yummy Guac

If you are looking for a full vegetarian mexican-style meal, check out this recipe for portabello fajitas – it is one of my faves!

Also, I know it’s hard to save money on grocery bills and shop healthy at the same time. Check out this list for the foods that you should be buying organic, and the ones you can buy regular.


Alessandra Macaluso is the author of What a Good Eater! , Lucy the Bee and the Healing Honey, and The Real-Deal Bridal Bible. She’s also a Qigong and Tai Chi instructor, and overall wellness advocate. Her work has been featured in several anthologies which can all be found on her Amazon author page, and she has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, TODAY Parents, and many other online publications.

Alessandra is a northerner-turned-southerner, enjoying the south with her children, Penelope and Ciro, and her husband, Greg.

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That’s a great list. My wife and I try to buy local as much as possible. We’d like to buy more organic, but it’s so expensive. We take advantage of the farmers market and have our own garden, so that helps too.

Thanks! I thought so too. It helps when you are trying to save money. Good luck with the garden. We planted so many peppers this year, they seem to be the only thing the rabbits don’t eat! Thanks for visiting!

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Do you guys know if it’s ok to eat Guacamole when it’s turning brown? I heard it’s no big deal, but i don’t want to take any chances…

Beware of the brown guacamole! If you eat it you will have bad luck for 5 years! Kidding, of course 🙂 You can, (although the taste changes a bit), but I would only eat it after a day of turning brown. Anything after that and I’d make a fresh batch.

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