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The Easiest 3 Ingredient Guacamole

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Do you know what the hardest part about making guacamole is? Finding a perfectly ripened avocado. It is sooo disappointing to bring home some beautiful avocados, only to cut in to them and see that they are half rotten. Boo : ( . Yes, that’s a sad face. This “recipe” is ridiculously simple and basic on purpose. Why? Because I think a lot of people out there won’t cook, because they are under the assumption that cooking has to be complicated and involve tons of ingredients. Well, if you start with quality ingredients this is not the case. This over the top simplified recipe can be fancied up in any way you like – add some fresh garlic, or garlic salt, freshly chopped cilantro, chopped red onion, chopped tomato. But the truth is a mashed avocado with just some lime juice and salt – tastes delicious. Oups, I just gave away my “recipe”!

The Easiest 3 Ingredient Guacamole

The Easiest 3 Ingredient Guacamole

What you need:

  • One ripe Avocado
  • A couple of tablespoons of fresh Lime Juice
  • Salt (I prefer Sea Salt)

What to do:

  1. Cut avocado in half, remove pit, scoop out flesh with spoon into a bowl. Mash with a fork.
  2. Add lime juice (more or less according to your taste preference, but it really brightens up the avocado – so do use it)
  3. Add salt to taste
  4. Mix to combine
  5. Serve immediately
The Easiest 3 Ingredient Guacamole

The Easiest 3 Ingredient Guacamole

If by chance you already have other spices or ingredients you’d like to add to the guacamole, go crazy and add it! But the point of this little exercise was that you don’t need a ton of ingredients to make something taste good. That is, if you start out with high quality ingredients.

Annika

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Holiday season is upon us again. What better time to master some vegetarian side dishes. If you start with fresh, preferably organic, ingredients you are not far away from a great tasting meal or side dish. Roasted Brussels Sprouts is one of those.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

What you need:

  • A nice bunch of Brussels Sprouts (trimmed and cleaned)
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 or 2 Cloves of chopped Garlic (optional)
Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F
  2. Cut Brussels Sprouts in half and place on baking sheet along with chopped Garlic
  3. Drizzle a couple of tablespoons of Olive Oil over Brussels Sprouts and Garlic. Mix with your hands to make sure everything is coated with the oil. Add some Salt & Pepper, to taste
  4. Turn Brussels Sprouts with cut side facing down on baking sheet (this will give the nice roasted look)
  5. Roast/bake for about 25 minutes, until Brussels Sprouts are tender and nicely browned on the bottoms
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is a very simple and uncomplicated recipe, but it will make your Brussels Sprouts very tasty. Of course you could add various ingredients to this dish (lots of people like to add bacon), but sometimes it’s nice to just have a minimalist side dish. For the holidays it’s also great to have a lighter and healthier dish, like this one.

Enjoy!

Annika

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