Sunday, January 15, 2012

I Made It! Guacamole

With the guidance of a friend, I made my own guacamole for the first time this weekend.

I was surprised at how easy it was.  I was delighted at how tasty it was.

Following the example set for me by my friend, I took fresh ingredients and minced and chopped and smashed them together to make this:

The best part of making my own guacamole is that I can really customize it to suit my personal tastes.

This batch was 3 avocados, 2 roma tomatoes, 1/4 of a red onion, 1 clove of garlic, the juice of 1/2 a lime, 1/2 of a jalapeno and a bunch of coursely chopped cilantro.

I minced the garlic.  I finely chopped the jalapeno (didn't remove the seeds because I like the heat).  I chopped the tomatoes and the onion.  Then came the fun part.  All the avocado into the bowl and I hand smashed it up.  That's the key, according to my friend.  And I think she's right- makes the consistency exactly right.  Smashed up the avocado and then hand mixed in the other ingredients finishing it off with a huge squeeze of lime juice and lots of cilantro.

If ever there was a dish that had ingredients so perfect for me, it's guacamole.  I love avocado and cilantro and lime and fresh jalapeno.  Anything with those ingredients always piques my interest so something that combines all of those together is right up my alley!

It was so good I had to call Christy and tell her to come over and have some, too.  And she did.  And she agreed that it was good.  My guacamole had some zing, was made from fresh and whole and raw ingredients, and it tasted dang good. 

What have you made lately that was new to you or learned from a friend or something that you improved on?



Rebecca said...

I want to make guacamole without the onions. I think I'd really like it sans onions.

Garret said...

In 2009 Jim and I had fresh table side guacamole and were in love. I found the recipe on a youtube video (very similar to yours) and we made it often. Video is here:

I eventually found a wonderful short cut! We buy Pico De Gallo in the produce section of many supermarkets. It has tomato, cilantro, etc and is all chopped up. All we have to do is add avocado and maybe some jalapenos. Mmmmmmm.

Garret said...

Liz, also spread it onto a veggie burger. Mmmmmmmm

Katherine said...

I love guacamole, but don't like the heat found in some. I should make it myself, because then I could make it mild. This is great inspiration.

My favorite thing to make is squash soup. I have tried many, many different kinds and I still like my recipe the best!

Dillypoo said...

I'm drooling now.

Karen M. Peterson said...

I was so surprised when I learned how easy homemade guacamole is, and how much yummier it is than the stuff you buy at the store.

Now I totally want some.