Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Guacamole...the best I ever ate!!;)

Okay, so this recipe is so delicious! I know, I know, I say that about all of them. But is. There's nothin like some fresh guacamole served with  homemade tortilla chips. May not be super healthy, but definitely yummy! This is pretty much my Momma's recipe which I've been eating/making for the past 20 years or so. I hope you enjoy it! I know I do :)


2 ripe avocados
1 tsp minced onion
1 T. finely diced tomato
1/2 tsp chili powder
dash cumin powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 T. lemon juice

So first you need to find some good avocados. This can sometimes be hit or miss at the grocery store if you want guacamole on a whim. You don't want the ones that are the nice pretty green because they are hard as rocks and you won't be mashing those babies any time soon. You want them to be dark like these. However, if that's all they have and you know you'll be making it in a couple days (not right away) then go ahead and buy them. When you get home, put them in a paper bag and they should be ready in a couple days.
So anyway, you need to get the avocados that make a dent when you gently press their skin with your thumb. You don't want it so mushy that your finger pokes right through, but you definitely do not want them to be firm either.

When you're ready to make the guacamole, slice the avocados in half length wise. Twist apart.

Use your knife to remove the pit and scoop the flesh into a bowl.

Add the spices and lemon juice. Be careful with the spices, especially the cumin. They are not meant to overpower the avocado, just add a hint of flavor. (Lemon juice is to help prevent browning from oxidation.)

Add the onion and tomato. I usually use a box grater on the finest side to grate my onions. Mash the avocados. Make sure it is completely mixed. I usually press a piece of plastic wrap all along the top to help prevent the guacamole turning brown until I am ready to use it.

That's it! Pretty easy right? Do you have any great tips for guacamole? Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. A tip I learned, actually from Pinterest, is that if you leave the pit in the bowl, it'll keep it from turning brown. At least for a while.
    And one of my favorite restaurants here adds finely diced cucumber! It's delicious and it adds a sort of refreshing flavor.


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