Recently, our household had four avocadoes in the fridge thanks to our combined efforts in grocery shoppping and the amazing sale on avocados. So, I decided to try making some guacamole, and surpised myself with the delicious results (based on my history of recipe failures).
Yum. Guacamole, a delicious dip or topping made with avocado. Personally, I like it chock full of other fresh ingredients, like the recipe below. I just made it up, my goal to replicate the delicious guac at Mirasol Cantina. I really don’t know what’s in most guacamole recipes, so tips are welcome and thank you very much!
1 small tomato
1-2 cloves garlic
1/2 4 oz can of green chiles (or if you’re lucky enough to have fresh, 2 tbsp chopped)
salt to taste
optional: 1 tsp fresh squeezed lime
First, halve each avocado and remove the pits. I like stabbing the pit and pulling it out with a fork. Quarter the halves and then you can usually just peel the skin right off. Then, chop the avocado into cubes, about 1-2 inches.
Mash the avocado up alone first, using a potato masher worked for me, since I don’t mind it a bit chunky.
With the tomato, chop it into small pieces, first removing the juicy seeds so your guac isn’t too runny. I sliced mine first, removed the juicy center of each slice, then chopped it into 1/2 inch or smaller pieces. Fold the tomatoes into the mashed avocado.
Mince the garlic and chop the onions finely, adding them into the mixture along with the green chiles. If you’re adding lime, add that last. Add salt to taste.
That’s it. Try not to eat it all before any one else gets to try it. This recipe made about 2 1/2 to 3 cups. Enjoy!
Sarah March 26th, 2010
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