Variety is the spice of life . . . 

If this is true, let’s play with the words a bit and see what else we can come up with. 

Spice gives variety to life. Ahhh yes. I like it. 

Spice allows for personal taste. I’m not speaking of strict “spices” but more in terms of general flavours. Two people can set out to make the same thing and create two totally unique yet similar products. 

Take an avocado. Mother Nature gave us this beautiful, fat, almost blank canvas that happily takes the backseat to allow other flavours to shine through. There are more ways to transform this smooth creamy fruit into guacamole than there are boy-bands. 

Few things get my heart a-flutter more than the tell-tale moment you cut your avocado in half and twist it apart to reveal either avocado-elation or avocado-disappointment. 

You know exactly what I mean. Upon first glance you either smile or you think “unnhhhhhhh, that cost me (fill in the blank with money invested in aforementioned avocado)” 

That which you hold in your hand is either beautiful or it is full of brown lines and bruises or it is too yellow and not mashable. Experts will tell you to squeeze them, you want it to yield slightly under thumb pressure or to smell them. Not sure what I’m trying to smell. They also say to remove the little nub from the stem end. If it’s light green in colour, it’s supposed to be ripe. If it’s brown, it’s overripe or dried out. Well, only one person ever gets to do that Lillie trick and guess what? Once you remove that little nubbin, that parts dries out! So no, that method doesn’t offer much help at all in picking a good avocado. 


Now let’s discuss guacamole. You can add very little or a lot to personalize this condiment, sauce, spread, dip, however you refer to it. 

This version does not have all kinds of minced onions or peppers in it. My goal, as always, is to make things easy and tasty. Hence the name of this blog. TWEATStuff. That Was Easy And Tasty Stuff. (I’m a big word nerd and love acronyms) I digress. 

Guacoli:

  • 1 large avocado 
  • 2 tablespoons Paleo-friendly mayo (I used Chosen Foods avocado oil mayo)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder 
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cut avocado in half (hope the avocado gods are smiling on you and giving you a good one). Spoon flesh from both halves into bowl. Use a fork to smash it up. Add the lime juice, mayo and spices and mix until well combined. 

Grab any guacoli delivery system you see fit, be it chips, veg or a spoon and enjoy. 

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