Recipe: Guacamole for Runners
I love eating guacamole, both as a chip dip and using it as a topping for tacos, fajitas, and burgers. Avocados are great for you and are filling without being too heavy – perfect for runners!
Everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to what goes in the guacamole, but mine tends to get a lot of compliments so I thought I would post my recipe. Feel free to tweak it as you would like- especially if you aren’t in love with cilantro!
Related: Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
I provided instructions on how to adjust the recipe if you are making the guacamole ahead of the event, but I do not recommend making the guacamole more than 6-8 hours ahead of time. And please, please do not use the packaged lime juice. Just buy a few fresh limes! It’s so much better!
Guacamole for Runners
Time: 10 minutes
6-8 ripe avocados
1 bunch cilantro
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ red onion, finely chopped
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
- Take the avocado fruit out of its skin and mash in a bowl. I usually use a fork but if I have particularly stubborn avocados (not always the best produce at the grocery store), a potato masher does the job really well too. I like to leave some chunks!
- Chop the leaves off of the stems of the ENTIRE bunch of cilantro, and lightly chop. Add the cilantro to the bowl.
- For the red onion, make sure that it is finely chopped. The pieces should be bigger than the minced garlic, but still pretty small. Add about ½ the amount of red onion to start (so ¼ of a total onion). Keep the other ½ reserved for the end.
- Add the garlic, jalapeno, and the juice of 1 lime and mix the guacamole. Add the salt and pepper and taste using a chip. Make sure you use a chip because tortilla chips have salt on them so you don’t want to oversalt the guacamole.
- Determine if you would like more red onion, salt, or pepper and add at this point.
- OPTIONAL: if you are making this for a party where it will sit out for 1-2 hours OR you are making this >2 hours ahead of time, add the juice of 1 more lime. The extra lime juice will make the guacamole stay fresh for longer!