Guacamole

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I had a half an avocado left over from my sushi plate and I couldn't let it go to waste, despite the rather large number of calories in this snack. It's also kind of labor-intensive, but very delicious!

This amount serves 1, multiply as necessary.

1/2 small onion
1 jalapeño, minced
1/2 small tomato
1 clove garlic
cilantro, chopped

1/2 avocado, mashed
salt
a little freshly squeezed lime juice

1 oz. tortilla chips

Finely chop the first group of five ingredients and combine. I like mine spicy so I just stem the jalapeño and mince the seeds and ribs which are the spicy part. Here's what it looked like. Actually, if you look closely you'll notice that there's no onion, which I completely forgot to add. It was still good without it.

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Add the avocado and mash with a fork. Add a little salt and lime juice.

Avocados turn brown when exposed to air, though vacuum sealing them in the skin, with the pit, can keep them pretty pretty well for a day in the refrigerator. Here's my almost day-old avocado:


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So the bad news is that it's 338 calories with 1.0 oz. tortilla chips (198 for just the guacamole). Here are the Nutrition Facts from caloriecount.about.com:

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