I have a major love affair going on with guacamole right now. Actually, it’s been going on for over a year. I thought I was pregnant. Twice. Mom, I’m not. You can get up off the floor. My friend Mary got me hooked on those vacuum-sealed packs you can get in the deli section at the grocery store.
No lie. I pack it with tortilla chips for lunch, I use it instead of mayo on sandwiches, I put it on burgers, I have it with my omelets, etc. When you have it ready to go in the fridge you’ll be amazed how often you’ll use it.
So when my friends over at Kroger wanted to send me their PeakFection™ guacamole and red salsa to try, I was thrilled! Especially when I read how they harvest the fresh vegetables at their peak and use a special cold water, high-pressure process to preserve them naturally at the peak of perfection with no artificial ingredients. And lemme tell y'all, you can taste the difference.
And speaking of, have you seen the price of avocados lately? It costs me like $15 to make a batch of homemade guacamole these days. That’s a lot of money for one little dip.
So guess what I figured out? While I’m completely satisfied with the prepared grocery store packs for my own use, when I’m having guests over, I like to have homemade stuff out. So I cheat and use the prepared stuff as a base. I buy one pack for like four bucks and just one avocado (instead of 40’leven) and rock out a semi-homemade guacamole that’s chunky and fresh.
Quick & Easy Chunky Guacamole
1 8-oz. package PeakFection™ guacamole
1 avocado, peel and pit removed
3/4 cup chopped red onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
A dash of garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
Sometimes I add diced tomatoes too
Cut avocado into small chunks (about 1/2 inch in size). Gently combine avocado, prepared guacamole and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve. Tip: Don’t just wrap your bowl in plastic wrap or put a lid on it. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to seal it so no air can get to it.
This blog post and recipe are sponsored by Kroger®. As always, all opinions are my own.