My favorite food of all time is Mexican food. You have a burrito? Okay, I'd love one! Oh what's that you say? It's deep fried into a Chimichanga? Okay, I'll take 3!
But since adopting a new style of eating, Mexican food is but a thing of the past for the most part. But I still yearn for some of those flavors. It was here that I sort of started making this un-smooshed, slightly deconstructed, guacamole as a side salad to accompany my lean meats.
It's delicious and THUPER easy to make.
This salad serves 2, or if no one is looking, just YOU!
Step 1: Gather your weapons
You can really add whatever spices and flavorings you like. If you are practicing Paleo like I am, you will want to avoid salt as much as possible, so I like to substitute with lots of spices, or when I'm exceptionally lazy, I use "salt-free" Mrs. Dash. I like to keep all natural sea salt for emergencies, however refrain from using as much as possible.
So For the core of this salad, I use the following:
1 Med-Lg Avocado
About a 1cu to 1.5cu of cherry or grape tomatoes.
1 Jalapeno Pepper
Lemon Juice (or lime juice)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Some other good spices to use: chili flakes, cayenne pepper, garlic....whatever you like!