Thursday, August 20, 2009

Holy Moly Guacamole!

Okay, so we love Mexican food. We love avocados. And Guacamole is, like, sublime in our house. So any time we cook Mexican, I try to make guacamole. PapaPhat was the one who showed me how to make this delish guacamole. Anyone who tries it loves it.

And the best part?
It's quick and easy.

What You'll Need:
2 ripe avocados
1/2 finely diced red onion
1/2 to 1 whole finely diced jalapeno pepper (depending on how spicy you like it)
1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
handful of chopped cilantro (adjust to taste)
juice of one lime
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1-2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt (adjust to taste)
1-2 teaspoons fresh ground white pepper (adjust to taste)

What You'll Do:

Put everything except the avocados in a bowl. Cut the avocados in half, remove pit by hacking into it with a chef's knife and twisting (don't cut yourself). And take off the little stem thingy on top, too.

Squeeze the contents of each avocado half right into the bowl with the rest of the stuff.

Don't worry, the harder you squeeze, the easier it'll be to mix and crush.

Got every last bit? Good.

Now, mix it all up and crush avocado as you're mixing. Adjust seasonings to taste, if necessary. Chill a bit, and enjoy.

Oh, and if you have any leftover for some unknown reason, make sure you put it in the fridge, tightly sealed. If it browns--actually, even if it doesn't--just squeeze a little bit of lime into it and mix it up to revive it.

1 comment:

  1. I use my potato masher for mixing up guac.


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