A Cinco de Mayo, must: Guacamole



No surprise here: I make ALL of my dips, spreads, sauces, and dressings from scratch — OUTSIDE of the Box. They are simple to make and the taste is sooooooo worth the small effort.

To celebrate, Cinco de Mayo…Here’s a simple, delicious Guacamole recipe that will please any crowd — from my cookbook — Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box.
Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box with Chrisetta Mosley

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3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you like it spicy)
1/4 medium red onion, diced
1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced
1 big handful fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
Baked Tortilla Chips, (page 47) for serving, optional


Halve and pit the avocados, then scoop out the flesh with a spoon into a mixing bowl. Mash the avocados with a fork, leaving them still a bit chunky. Add the remaining ingredients and gently fold everything together.

Lay a piece of plastic wrap right on the surface of the guacamole so it doesn’t brown and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Chrisetta Mosley

Chrisetta Mosley

I am a product – and now a survivor – of childhood obesity. As a child, my family always told me that my extra weight was merely baby fat and I’d eventually grow out of it. I never did. Instead, my childhood is filled with memories of not being able to ride a bike, flattening its training wheels from being over the recommended weight, and avoiding P.E. classes by any means necessary. For years, I wore my fatness like a wounded soldier wears a Purple Heart - with pride. I owned the look. I dressed it up. I worked the room. There wasn't a skinny girl who intimidated me. I made sure my hair was laid just right. Nails polished. Outfits coordinated to the tee. Accessories to compliment every outfit. But everyone has a breaking point, and mine came in the spring of 2004 when I tipped the scale at nearly 400 pounds 388 to be exact. I was MISERABLE trapped inside of that body. I no longer wore my Purple Heart with pride. Rather, I was ashamed and frightened. Ashamed that I had allowed food to become my everything – frightened I would die because of it. Drastic times called for drastic measures... Today, I’m bound and determined to live a better, healthier, active lifestyle. I realize I’m no longer a passenger in my life, I’m the driver. I’m overcoming my inhibitions and I’m slowly but surely saying farewell to my old childhood nemesis, obesity. For once and for all, Farewell Fatso!

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