Fresh guacamole is a great thing, and what most of us do is just go to the supermarket and grab some avocados and a guacamole spice packet to mix in with it. Simple and easy, until the day when you come home to realize you have the avocados but forgot the guacamole packet at the store.

I think most of us forget that some things at the store are a complete convenience, and nearly everything was (at one time) made from scratch. Like cake mix, bread mix, taco seasoning, etc. We don’t buy taco seasoning packets anymore (haven’t for decades) favoring our own mix of cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and seasoning salt. However, I had never done the same for guacamole.

So the day we realized we had no guacamole seasoning packet I googled some recipes, and this is the consolidated version I settled on for a substitue of the packet.

Indgredients for about 2 medium to large avocados:

garlic powder (1/2 tsp)
onion powder (1/2 tsp)
cumin (1 tsp)
cilantro (dried or fresh, 1 tsp)
chili powder (1/2 tsp)
salt (1/2 tsp)

Chop up the avocados and mash in the ingredients by hand with a fork. You could use a food processor, but we don’t prefer it. Also good (if you like it) is adding a chopped small tomato and 1/4 chopped red onion to the mix as well.


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