Ain’t Nothing Better Than Fresh Guacamole

Beginner’s luck strikes again? Thanks to my friend Cheryl for the inspiration. I don’t know what in the world got me started on guacamole today. Maybe it is because I’m making a cheesy chicken Mexican casserole tomorrow. Maybe it is because my friend Sue was talking about avocadoes. Maybe because I ate a Santa Fe Chicken sandwich (with guacamole) today.

Every time I think about guacamole, I can hear my mom telling me how she loves to get the fresh guacamole made at the table at a restaurant in the city where she lives (like Rosa Mexicano in NYC). I can hear the “MmmmmMMMMMM!!” in her voice.

I have never made guacamole nor have I actually peeled an avocado. The only time I was close was about 8 years ago. I bought an avocado with the intention of peeling it for the first time. I got lazy and it molded and well, that’s the end of that story.

Avocadoes are actually really cool. They contain healthy fat, tons of vitamins and minerals and add a fresh component to lots of dishes. In guac form, you can top your chili with it, spread it onto a hamburger or deli sandwich, add it to your salad, use as a veggie dip and maybe even use it on your baked potato or cooked pizza. The sky is the limit.

Quickie Guacamole (adapted from allrecipes.com)

  • 2 Hass avocadoes
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped (use about 3/4 of the onion first)
  • Juice from 1/4 lime
  • Pinch of salt, Pinch of pepper

Toss the chopped onion and tomatoes, garlic and lime juice in a small bowl. Cut the avocado in half, take the pit out and score the avocado lengthwise and crosswise. Invert the avocado and remove the meat. Mash in a separate bowl. Gently stir in the other bowl of ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can always add more lime juice as well.

*I de-seed my tomatoes. I’d rather have just the flesh. The consistency was perfect.

Trust me when I say, those of you who’ve never peeled and sliced an avocado…if you do it like you would peel an apple, whoopsie! It’s like trying to climb up a soapy rope. If you had two options: climbing up the rope to safety or being eaten by Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors. “Feed me, Seymour. Feed me!”

I also seriously thought about buying some nail polish at Ulta today that was the color of that avocado. I’m telling you…they were on the brain today!

Wash it down with a little Fat Tire and I think we’re in business.

Nighty Night!

D

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3 thoughts on “Ain’t Nothing Better Than Fresh Guacamole

  1. So next time, try a little cilantro, chopped fresh jalapeno and a couple of dashes of chili powder or cumin. 🙂

  2. Pingback: Tres Leches « food4passion

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