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Memorial Day Meal Part 1

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After sleeping in until 9 this morning (AMAZING), cleaning the apartment (it was disgusting, and we had clutter everywhere), and laying by the pool for a while (in which the clasp on my strapless bathing suit top decided to snap – thank goodness I was laying on my stomach at the time), we started creating our Memorial Day meal.

It started off with Mat’s guacamole.  He bought a molcajete from Williams-Sonoma a while back and has made to-die-for guacamole and salsa in it several times since then.  It is, I kid you not, the best guacamole I’ve ever had.  Better than El Torito Grill’s tableside guacamole even, and their’s is pretty darn good.

Mat’s Guacamole


4 jalapenos

6-8 cloves garlic

~1 tbsp cumin seeds

sea salt

4 avocados

tomatoes – diced

red onion – diced

cilantro – chopped



  1. Roast jalapeños and garlic until the jalepenos are slightly blackened and garlic is golden brown.  Place roasted jalapeños in a paper bag and let steam for 5 minutes.  Remove skin from jalepenos.
  2. Depending on taste, remove seeds and ribbing from jalepenos (we use 2 with seeds and 2 without).
  3. Grind jalepenos, garlic, cumin seeds, and sea salt in a molcajete (or if you don’t have one, puree in a food processor).
  4. Add avocado chunks and mash with jalapeno/garlic paste.
  5. Add lime juice, tomatoes, and red onions and combine.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve with tortilla chips.

jalapeño paste

ready for avocados

ready for consumption!

Best.  Guacamole.  Ever.


Author: Melissa

Getting healthy - mind, body, and soul.

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