Sunday, February 20, 2011

Holy Guacamole

I'm eating this.

If you want some, here's how to make your own:

You'll need:

3 perfectly ripe avocados*
1-2 chopped tomatoes
Juice from 1 lime
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro (or more/less, whatever suits your tastes)
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion (see cilantro notes ...)
splash of olive oil
sea salt
black pepper


Get the avocado meat out of its skin and mash it all up in a medium sized bowl. You can do this with a fork -- no need for fancy tools.

Once you've got them smoothed out, throw in the remaining ingredients, add tortillas and you're done.

Keep it Raw:
Instead of chips, consider enjoying it on fresh romaine boats to keep it living (and to avoid the stomach upset that sometimes comes with too many corn chips).

Also, sometimes when I'm feeling the guac craving, I throw the ingredients in with some greens (spinach is good) and call it guacamole salad. Really it's the cilantro that makes it sing. (Just chop the avocado instead of mashing it ... yeah I know you knew that.)

*Avocados almost NEVER come ready to go from the store. Leave them in your fruit bowl, ideally besides some bananas or apples (for their ripening off-gases) for a couple days and then put them in the fridge to keep them until you need them. But don't wait too long because there's nothing sadder than a rotten avocado when you thought you were about to enjoy some guacamole ...

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