Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow Storm Inspired Easy Guacamole

4 ingredients is all it takes to make a basic guacamole for breakfast. We usually have fresh cilantro in our refrigerator, but if you don't have any on hand, "Pop & Cook Chopped Cilantro"* is a reasonable substitute - inexpensive and easy to keep on hand in the freezer. You can purchase it at Walmart. Yes, Walmart.

1 medium ripe California Hass avocado
1 cube Pop & Cook Chopped Cilantro
1/8 tsp. garlic salt
1/8 tsp. fresh lime juice

Optional: chopped green onions, minced jalapenos, Tabasco sauce, chopped tomatoes. 

Remove the cilantro cube from the freezer. Individual cubes are easily popped out of the plastic container into a small bowl; it takes only a few minutes at room temperature for the cube to soften.

Take a break from watching the snow storms back east and walk into the grove. Find a ripe avocado under a tree. Bring into the kitchen. Slice open, remove seed.

With the back of a fork, mash the cilantro cube. Add garlic salt and blend together.

Go outside to your lime tree and select a lime from the dozens on the ground. Watch out for the thorns on that bougainvillea. 

Be careful to step over the oranges that have accumulated on the patio overnight. 

Bring the lime inside, rinse off and slice in half.

Scoop out avocado and place in bowl with cilantro and salt. Add fresh lime juice and mash everything together with a fork. Do not overmix.

Return to the televisions news going on and on about the storm back east - the raging snow, snarled traffic and cancelled airline flights.  Enjoy your easy guacamole with scrambled eggs.

Note: If you're really in a hurry, place the frozen cilantro cube in a microwavable bowl and heat for 5 - 10 seconds, just until the cube is thawed. 

* 20 cubes in a package. Ingredients: chopped cilantro, canola oil, corn starch, sea salt, lemon concentrate. 

Pop & Cook varieties: Ginger, garlic, chili, basil, cilantro.

Photo from the Pop & Cook Facebook page. 


  1. still fuzzy on the nexus with the snowstorm...

  2. No snow storms here in SoCal and there is some cilantro and lime in the garden but no avocados. :-(

  3. Anonymous3:05 PM

    I thought it was weird that you were having guacamole for breakfast. Then when you added the scrambled eggs, it made sense. Sounds delicious actually. I'll have to try it. I have purchased those little cubes before. What a great invention.