Frontera Guacamole Mix. No really.. It's good!
Normally I do not go for the "semi homeade" type of things. Especially when it comes to easily made dishes. Things like a quick tomato sauce for pasta, or a bright salad dressing shouldn't require a packet for you to make. And when it comes to guacamole, I know I am not alone with this because people are so die hard about their guac. Everyone thinks they make the best, and seem to take it very personal if you try to change their recipe. Until now.. :)
Frontera, a company started by the famous chef Rick Bayless has created the perfect little packet of goodness, and all you have to do is add a couple avocados. It really is that easy. What you'll find in this magic packet is different from other guacamole mixes because it's not a dry mix. I have never used a guacamole mix before, but I believe they are mostly dry ingredients, with a lot of preservatives and sodium.
This one is a wet mix that is all natural and gluten free.
From the website, here is the list of ingredients that is in their spicy version. There is also a regular version without the Serrano or habanero.
Roasted tomatillo, tomato, Serrano pepper, Habanero pepper, onion, salt, cilantro, Anaheim pepper, garlic, evaporated cane juice, distilled white vinegar, citric acid.That's it! All you have to do is smash that into a couple of ripe avocados and you are all set. Oh.. there is not a lot of salt in it so you may want to add a little of that too! Or, for a more homeade version add a little bit of diced tomatoes and garnish with a bit od chopped Cilantro.
Now I know nothing beats a homeade guacamole, so I am not suggesting you use this all the time, but when time is not on your side, this is genius!
Let me know how you like it!
XOXO - P