Saturday, September 13, 2008

Guacamole Amore

I love Guacamole.



It's so changeable. And so delicious. And...so easy.



I promised in my last post I would give you my guacamole recipe, so here it is! I make a real hodgepodge salady guacamole.

Guacamole
2 Avocados
1 Lime, juiced
3 Tablespoons Red Onion, diced
2 Roma Tomatoes, diced
1 Tablespoon Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 Tablespoon Pickled Jalapeno, chopped fine
1 Shake Garlic Powder*
Salt and Pepper, to taste


*Normally I use a clove of fresh garlic, pressed, but I was out. ;)

Cut the avocado length wise, scoring it around the seed. Twist the fruit and pull apart. Take your knife and whack the seed, twist the knife and pull the seed out. If you are afraid of this knife method, you can scoop the seed out with a spoon.


Pull the peel off, starting with the small end.



Mash the peeled avocado with a potato masher.


I like kind of chunky guacamole, if you want it smoother, you can process the avocado in a food processor.



Dump in the other prepared ingredients.



Voila!


Don't dine, devour!

Paula


TIPS: To ripen avocados, place them in a plain brown paper bag and store at room temperature. It will take about two to five days until they're ready to eat. To hasten ripening, place an apple in the paper bag with them.

To store guacamole in the refrigerator, put plastic wrap down directly on the surface of the guacamole.







6 comments:

Seitan Said Dance said...

If you see something unexpected in your bowl, don't fret, it's just my face. Well done!

Paula Dines said...

Thank you, seitan!

Seams Unlikely said...

Yummy! I love guacamole. I got so offended the other day when my husband bought store made guacamole. I took it as a personal insult that he didn't like mine or something. But then I feel that vengeance was mine when it tasted like poo.

Paula Dines said...

Haha! "Seams" Vengeance was yours!

I have found a couple of good ready-made guacamole brands, but they really are almost all poo.

It's so easy to make, everyone should.

Seams Unlikely said...

You said guacamole is changeable. What do you mean by that? What variants do you suggest?

Paula Dines said...

Seams, well I should have answered that question in the post. Thanks for asking.

Guacamole can be altered to suit your tastes.

If you hate onions, leave them out. If you like it really hot, add more jalapeno or hot sauce. If you like it creamy, process the avocado. Etc. Change it to how you love it, and chow down.