Homemade Guacamole

This Guacamole recipe is not only one of the quickest dishes you can make for your super bowl fiesta, it’s one of the tastiest. Made with avocados, onions, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, lime juice, garlic and salt, it’s potassium rich, fiber rich—as healthy as it is delicious. I prefer Haas avocados, with black bumpy skin to their smooth, green-skinned cousins. I find their flesh much richer. I also prefer, red or white onions instead of scallions, enjoying the added texture, the sharp crunch in an otherwise creamy sauce.

As for instructions—you pretty much put everything in a bowl, get out the chips and chow down—however I would suggest multiple tastings before you finalize your recipe. Maybe a little more lime juice or cilantro. The amount of salt can vary greatly depending on the freshness of your limes and the richness of your avocados. My mother-in-law will add a good measure of cottage cheese to stretch the recipe and on rare occasions, I have added sour cream for the same reason.

Now, if you find avocados to be too much trouble, too messy, mushy or hard to peel, check out this article via Bon Appetite, The Smarter Way to Chop an Avocado. If you follow their instructions, you will be able to extract the fruit in mere seconds with minimal waste.

On a personal note, I store my jalapeños in the freezer, removing and grating as needed. I find grating to be quicker than chopping, thereby avoiding the issue of too stinging fingertips (capsaicin burn). 
Finely grated, the pepper’s heat will permeate the dish much more evenly. However, you should be aware that the longer you store chiles, even frozen, the hotter they become, so adjust your portions as necessary.

Ingredients:
Large handful of cilantro, chopped
½  cup chopped red or white onion
1 large jalapeño, frozen and grated
½  clove garlic, crushed and then finely chopped
4 avocados
½ tomato, chopped
2 Tbs fresh lime juice
salt to taste

Directions:
In a medium bowl, lightly mash the avocado before mixing in the lime juice, garlic and salt. Then add the onion, cilantro and tomatoes, and jalapeño, stirring only to combine.


Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Homemade Guacamole looks mouthwatering really even from the picture. you shared it in a unique and easy to adapt way. i would like to try it my home soon.

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