Here’s my “It’s St. Patrick’s Day so I feel like I should post something green” recipe. Yes, I’m lazy, but that’s sort of the theme of this post. And I present to you — Lazy Guacamole.
I don’t get St. Patrick’s Day. I’m not Irish or Catholic, so the origin means very little to me, and I also don’t drink, so there’s no appeal to alcohol. And wearing green in fear of getting pinched? More of a grade-school excuse to torture each other, I think. Making green food I can get behind — as long as it’s not full of food coloring.
I have absolutely no idea how many times I’ve made guacamole – especially lately. We eat at least one (sometimes 3) a day. Most of the time they get made into guac. But because I don’t always have everything on hand for my favorite guacamole recipe, (or because I’m lazy) I’ve started making lazy guacamole. There are only three things in this:
1. An avocado
2. Salt, pepper, & garlic powder. I have a blend I use, but you can just use a pinch of each.
3. Peperoncini juice (you know, the peppers they stick on the Olive Garden Salads)
Peperoncini juice? I know, a strange addition. I was out of limes one day, and I searched for a substitute and tried the juice from the peperoncini jar. The acidity brightened the flavor and kept the avocados from turning brown, just like lime juice would. Plus the juice gave it a hint of heat. I love it. I love that it’s fast and easy and that the only cutting required is to open the avocado. And peperoncinis last a lo-o-o-ong time in the fridge — like pickles.
So I’m always ready to be lazy.
- 1 avocado
- Pinches of salt, pepper, and garlic powder
- 1-3 Tablespoons peperoncini juice, to taste
Remove peel and pit from the avocado and place the rest in a bowl. Sprinkle on the seasoning and splash on the juice. Mash with a fork.