Updated: Oct 9
Thank God for Sprouts Farmers Market.
I walked in for my weekly fruit/veggie haul, and I saw a sign... 3 avocados for $1!
How can you look at a deal like that and not think guacamole?? I normally buy a couple of avocados to eat with various meals anyway, but since football is back on TV I couldn't wait to grab a bunch of these and make some homemade guac.
This is a super simple, 5-minute recipe for creamy guacamole. I also took the time to test all the different ways to prevent your guac from browning; there's nothing less appetizing than super brown guacamole. Scroll to the end of the recipe to see the strategy that made my batch last 3 days! (It was actually kind of hard to not eat it all before then...)
Avocados | 4 ct. | $1.33
Red Onion | 1/4 ct. | $0.16
Roma Tomatoes | 2 ct. | $0.60
Lime | 1 ct. | $0.20
1. Dice red onion and tomatoes into small pieces.
2. Scoop out the avocado flesh into a large bowl. Add red onion and tomatoes. Juice the lime over all of the ingredients.
3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mash all ingredients together with a fork until combined.
4. Serve immediately with chips and veggies and enjoy!
To store without browning, add all guacamole to a storage container and cover with about a 1/2 inch of water (sounds crazy - but this creates a barrier between the sensitive avocado and air!) Seal tightly.
The Coined Breakdown
Total Cost per serving: $0.38
Total Cost (about 6 servings): $2.29
Those Other Guys: $4.99 a serving