Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Holy Guacamole! (come on, what else would I call it? lol)

I figured its time to post a couple of more directly food related entries. Although I still have hundreds of more pics from our travels over the past year (Germany, Mexico, and various states around the U.S) and I will post those in between. I love traveling and trying new restaurants and new foods and I am eager to share those experience with you.

But for now lets make some Guacamole!

Two years ago, on a cruise we took of the Mexican Riviera, I discovered I liked Guacamole. Before that, as far as I knew, I hated the stuff, I stayed away from it at all costs. I had a foodie epiphany right there when I discovered there is such a huge difference between fresh homemade Guacamole and that green slime you get at your typical Mexican restaurant that there is no way they should share the same name.

Ever since then Corinne has been making me fresh Guacamole with the simple and quick recipe below:

2 Avocados (1 firm and 1 soft: to add differing textures)
1 small clove garlic finely minced
dash onion powder
dash cayenne pepper
1 - 3 teaspoons of your favorite salsa
1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
salt to taste

Start by cutting and slicing the soft avocado.
(here is a video showing the easiest way to cut and avocado)

Place the soft avocado in a small mixing bowl and mash well with a fork.

Next, cut the the firm avocado and add to the bowl mashing it lightly to your desired level of chunkiness.

Add the lemon juice to the avocado mixture to prevent it from browning

Add the remaining ingredients to your personal preference and mix well.

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Stash said...

Congratulations. This is probably the first recipe for guacamole that I've seen in a long while where there isn't everything but the kitchen sink.

I like my guac to be almost pure avocado with maybe just a bit of onion and/or lime.

JT said...

Oh I also love guacamole, it is a perfect weekday lunch for me. I love it with some lime and just a small bit of spanish onion for a bit of a kick!



Simply Life said...

looks like a great guacomole recipe!

Auntie Kat Kat said...

Mmnn that recipe would make a perfect accompaniment to my chilli with pumpkin. Less is definately more and in this case perfectly so...........