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!