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Traditional Guacamole

Traditional Guacamole


2 medium   Avocados, very ripe, peeled and seeded

1/8 cup   Lime juice

1 tb   Cilantro, fresh, minced

1 tb   Tomato Salsa

1 clove   Garlic, sliced in half

1/2 tsp   Jalapeno pepper, minced

1/8 tsp   Cumin

1/8 tsp   Salt

1/8 tsp   Black pepper


Rub the entire inside of a medium wooden bowl with the cut side of a garlic clove half. Mince the garlic and add to bowl along with the avocado. Mash the avocado with a fork until creamy. Add the lime juice, cilantro, salsa, jalapeno, cumin, salt and pepper to bowl and stir everything into the avocado. Serve immediately.

To store leftovers, flatten the top with a spoon, squeeze some lime juice over the top, then cover with plastic wrap, making sure no air gets trapped between the guacamole and the plastic.

makes 8 servings.

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Cool comfort on a hot summer day.


6 cups  Watermelon, seeded

½ medium  Cucumber, peeled, seeded, coarse chop

1/3 cup  Cilantro, chopped

1/3 cup  Mint, chopped

1/3 cup  Basil, chopped


Put all ingredients in a food processor and process until slightly chunky consistency, like a thick salsa. Serve cold.

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 1 cup