There’s nothing like fresh-made guacamole from your favorite Mexican restaurant. Freshly mashed avocados, the right amount of seasoning, and homemade tortilla chips always seem to hit the spot when you need a snack!
It’s not practical to get guacamole from a restaurant or the store every day. It’s expensive and likely has preservatives that you don’t want. The solution? Make it yourself! Once you’ve learned to make guacamole at home, you can make it whenever you want.
Then, take it one step further and make your guacamole not only absolutely delicious but also very helpful for your health and wellbeing by adding CBD.
CBD is believed to have a number of health and wellness benefits from pain and inflammation relief to help with anxiety, sleep, chronic health conditions, acne, and more. CBD oil doesn’t taste the best, however, so mixing it with a favorite food like guacamole is the perfect way to enjoy it!
So, grab some avocados and your preferred CBD oil (try Penguin CBD), and let’s get started!
Making CBD guacamole is actually a lot simpler than you might expect. It will only take you about 10-15 minutes, but unless you cook Mexican food often, you likely don’t have everything you need already lying around the house. Head to the market to pick up the following list of ingredients, enough for six servings, before getting started.
3 ripe avocados
1-2 fresh limes, juiced
1 Roma tomato, diced (canned diced tomatoes will work, but fresh is better)
¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
½ tsp salt, or to taste
¼ tsp pepper, or to taste
1 tsp cumin, or to taste
2-4 TBS diced onion
1 green chile (fresh or canned) or jalapeno pepper (optional for spice)
CBD oil in desired dose (*see dosage instructions below)
*Remember that this recipe serves about six people, so if you’re seeking 10mg per serving, you’ll want 60mg of CBD.
Using a mortar and pestle (a fork or spoon and bowl will also do the trick), mash the avocados together until it has a smooth texture. Small lumps are fine. Add the tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and garlic and mix well.
Mix in the CBD oil, and add the lime juice, salt, pepper, and cumin as directed or to taste. Remember to mix very well so the CBD oil is thoroughly and evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
For best results, refrigerate for at least an hour or up to overnight before serving. Serve with fresh tortilla chips, and enjoy!
Choosing Avocados: Be very selective when choosing avocados. The avocados must be ripe or you will not get the flavor or texture you desire. They can’t be too ripe, however, or the avocado will have black parts that must be cut out.
If you’re going to make your guacamole the day or the day after you purchase the avocados, select fruit that is already ripe. A ripe avocado will be somewhat firm, but soft enough that you can feel it give slightly when you squeeze it with gentle pressure. If it is still very hard, it’s not ripe enough. If it feels more like the texture of a tomato, it’s too ripe.
If you’re planning to make your guacamole a few days after purchasing the avocados, you’ll want to purchase slightly underripe fruit and leave them on your counter to ripen. Check them daily to ensure that they don’t become overripe. If you need to slow down the ripening process, store the avocados in the refrigerator instead of on your countertop.
Seasoning to Taste: Although the recipe above gives you measurements for each ingredient, for best results, most of your seasonings should be done to taste rather than by precise measurements.
This is because your avocados and tomatoes will vary in size, so you may need more or less seasonings each time you make it. Additionally, if you don’t love the taste of CBD oil, you might need extra seasonings to mask the flavor.
After mashing the avocados and adding the diced tomatoes, add the lime juice, cilantro, onions, minced garlic, and seasonings gradually until you get the desired taste. Add a little more of anything if you prefer that taste more.
Remember that seasonings tend to meld together better after they’ve been resting together for some time, so guacamole is often better served after it’s been sitting in the refrigerator for several hours, up to overnight.
Maintaining Green Guacamole: To keep your guacamole from turning brown quickly, there are a few tricks. First, store the mixture in an air-tight container. Guacamole is safe to eat if it’s kept out of the refrigerator, but it will last longer and stay greener if it’s stored in cold temperatures.
Here’s a trick to extend the life of your green guacamole: Save the avocado pits and store them inside the guacamole. It helps to preserve the color. There will likely be a brownish film over the mixture after it’s been in the fridge for a day or so, but you can usually scrape off the top layer to find the green stuff below.
Separating CBD Doses: You know how addictive guacamole can be, and it’s difficult to stop when you have a large bowl in front of you! Even with the best CBD oil inside the mixture, you don’t want to overdose and suffer the adverse side effects, so you might consider separating the mixture into six equal portions. That way you know how much CBD you’re consuming.
There are a couple of ways to separate the CBD guacamole. The first is to measure all of the guacamole using a large liquid measuring cup, dividing that by six, and separating it into six portions.
The easiest method is to weigh the full amount of guacamole and divide that into six equally weighted portions. Consider storing each in small Tupperware containers for easy access.
Now that you know how to make this delicious, health-inducing treat, it’ll be the number one request at parties. Everyone will be asking for your recipe, and you can enjoy your CBD in the best way possible.