I’ve been really good. I haven’t blasted a single food product that I think is terrible for human beings on this blog, though I think about it often. But I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this in the store yesterday. I was attracted to it because it was a jar of neon green goop…as I got closer…”Guacamole”.
Ew. THIS IS NOT GUACAMOLE!
Here is the ingredient list, note how I have highlight the only place where avocado is actually listed:
“Water, Canola Oil, Food Starch Modified, Concentrated Crushed Tomatoes, Maltodextrin, and contains 2% or less of: Avocado Powder, Dehydrated Onion, Jalapeno Pepper Powder, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Garlic Powder, Dehydrated Red Bell Pepper, Spices, Whey Protein Concentrate, Salt, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Corn Syrup Solids, Caramel Color, Soy Sauce (Naturally Fermented Wheat and Soybeans, Salt, Maltodextrin, Caramel Color), Citric Acid, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Lemon Juice Solids, Sugar, Glucono-Delta-Lactone, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, DATEM, Lactic Acid, Monosodium Glutamate, Yellow #5 & Blue #1″
What? That is nasty. Here is a better, simple option for you:
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ripe tomato, chopped
1 lime, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
There are a thousand other ways to fancy up guacamole. One of my favorites is Alton Brown’s version. So good! But I wanted to provide a simple recipe because I figure people who grab that jar of neon green goop are looking for something quick.
Please please, if you want guac and you’re thinking about picking up some of that jarred death…just tell me and I will help you chop whatever you need to chop in order to NOT consume that crapiness.
Soap box speech ending in 3…2…1.