Avocado, is easily one of my FAVORITE foods.
Hands down. No questions asked.
I literally incorporate Avocado into at least one meal everyday.
The buttery, rich, nutty flavor pairs well with a variety of different foods. I absolutely love putting it in my salads, eating it with cottage cheese and spreading it on a warm piece of toast.
Oh, and this dip called Guacamole…maybe you’ve heard of it? 😉
Ok, of course you know what Guacamole is. But the real question is, have you ever made it yourself?
Personally, I am not a fan of the store bought stuff which I am sure you could have guessed. The thought of it being made weeks before, sitting in a plastic bag…yuck.
Guacamole is easy to make, just requires a little extra time to prepare. But believe me, it is so worth the 30 minutes.
My love for Avocados actually began after trying Guacamole at a Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. Here is a picture of that Guacamole…
This restaurant actually made the Guacamole right at the table…pretty impressive, right? And my goodness, the freshness of something made right in front of you….Anyways, after that awesome Guacamole experience I craved it once I was back home. Being unimpressed by Guacamole at Mexican restaurants in Minnesota, I ventured to make my own.
and Voila, my Guacamole recipe was born.
Guacamole is not just good with chips and mexican food, but also excellent on sandwiches and burgers. Or to dip veggies such as carrots.
So here is my recipe for Guacamole! I love it with a smooth avocado base, but it must still have chunks. Not be too spicy, and have lots of lime flavor.
Hope you enjoy 😉
- 4 Ripe Avocados
- 2 Roma Tomatoes
- 1/4 large Red Onion
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 2 Tbsp. Cilantro
- 2-3 Limes juiced
- Salt to taste ( about 1/2 tsp.)
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Red pepper flakes
1. First wash and dice tomato, dice onion and mince garlic. Add to small bowl and set aside.
2. When picking Avocados, make sure they are soft to the touch, but not too soft and mushy (might have to purchase a few days in advance and leave out on counter to ripen.) Wash the Avocados. Cut in half vertically to split open in two. Remove seed by gently squeezing. Cut a grid pattern into the Avocado. Squeeze Avocado to release the cubes. Place into Medium bowl.
3. Mash the Avocados using a potato masher. Or a fork. Be sure not to mash too much, leave some chunks of Avocado.
4. Chop cilantro.
5. Time to mix all together. Add Tomato, onion and garlic mixture to mashed Avocados. Mix well. Then add salt, red pepper flakes, cilantro and lime juice.
Side note – I like my Guacamole with a lot of Lime Juice. Limes will vary in amount of juice. Be careful not to put in too much. Taste as you go, so you get the flavor you want. Remember you can always add more flavor, but you can’t take it away.
Pretty simple right?
I have tried making Guacamole with jalapeños however, they are pretty spicy for my Mid Western palate. Plus, when I cut up the jalapeños, I made the mistake of touching my eyes after. Yeah…not so fun!
Guacamole really is perfect for any time of year!
Especially at a Superbowl party!