Sauces & Rubs

By Lindsay Hunt | February 3, 2011

Photo: Lindsay Hunt

When the Steelers play against the Packers this Sunday, you’ll want to be armed with a good snack to make it through the game.  This easy, five-ingredient guacamole makes for a great game-time bite.

Avocado is packed with healthy, monounsaturated fats.  They are high in fiber, and have potassium, as well as vitamins B, E, and K.

Last year, around 53 million pounds of avocados were consumed at the big game (TreeHugger).  This year, there’s no reason you should miss out on all that guacamole fun.  If you’re a salsa/guacamole-combo lover then add one or two diced tomatoes.  Serve with tortilla chips.

Lindsay’s Big Football Game Guacamole Recipe

Servings: 8


  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 3 tbsp high-quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


1. Using a chef's knife, slice the avocado along its circumference, twisting to separate the halves. Remove the pit and discard. Using a paring knife, score the pulp crosswise and scoop out with a spoon into a medium-sized bowl.

2. Add the onion, garlic clove, lime juice, and olive oil to the bowl. Toss to evenly incorporate all the ingredients. Don't mash the avocado pulp aggressively, let the pieces soften and distribute as you fold the guacamole. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve and enjoy with tortilla chips.

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