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By Allana Mortell | June 15, 2012

Photo by Laura Taylor

We all know guacamole is finger-licking tasty, especially in the summer when avocados are ripe and in season, but who would’ve thought guacamole can be whipped up and enjoyed in less than twenty minutes with five simple ingredients? Lara Land transforms and elevates the traditional summertime snack by adding minced yellow peppers to the mix with lots and lots of cilantro. A few splashes of homemade lemon and lime juice add the perfect tang and acidity just begging to be scooped up with your favorite tortilla chips. We kid you not that all you need for this fabulous recipe are these five ingredients, some salt, pepper, a fork and a pretty little bowl  to mix everything together. Ten minutes in and you’ve got yourself a new twist on an old favorite.

Lara Land’s Yellow Pepper Guacamole

Servings: 2
Calories: 80 per serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 haas avocados halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 whole yellow pepper seeded, minced, diced

Directions

1. With a fork, mortar and pestle or any "mashing" tool you have on hand, combine the avocado and diced yellow pepper

2. Toss in the juices of one lemon and lime and mix thoroughly together until well combined

3. Season to taste with the salt and pepper, adding more if necessary

4. Finish off with the chopped cilantro and be sure to mix everything together one final time until the consistency is smooth and a tiny bit chunky, depending on your preference

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