If you’ve never made homemade guacamole before, I can guarantee you’ll wonder why after figuring out how easy it is to make. It has very few ingredients and comes together in just a few minutes. This recipe is also nightshade free (traditionally guacamole has tomatoes in it) for those of us who can’t tolerate nightshades.
Guacamole is a favourite snack in our house, and a lunchbox staple for the school year. The kids love it with some organic tortilla chips, sliced veggies, homemade raw crackers or with my homemade vegetable chips. It’s also good as a side dish for dinner; it’s a natural for tacos or other Mexican fare but also makes an easy side for grilled chicken and other simply prepared food.
Avocados are a nutrient dense and anti-inflammatory food rich in healthy fats and many vitamins. Kids in particular need lots of healthy fats to support their growing brains, making avocados a great addition to their diets. For great guacamole look for very ripe avocados that are dark in colour and soft to the touch. I have great luck finding marked down avocados on the produce clearance rack at my local grocery store (just be sure to use them up right away if they’ve been reduced to clear).