Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer Means Guacamole

Sometimes I'm not in the mood for a real meal, and would rather just nibble. In the cold weather this might mean bruschetta or quesadillas, in the summer it means guacamole. Knowing how much I love it, my mom even got me this beautiful guacamole bowl.



There are a million guacamole recipes out there, and mine has evolved over time. The one constant is that I only use haas avocados, because they are much more flavorful. Florida avocados work just fine in a lot of recipes, but I think they just taste watery in guacamole.

Last week, the Big Kahuna whipped up a batch of this on a night when I just didn't feel like cooking. Unfortunately, I didn't get pictures during the process.

This recipe makes a party-sized bowl of guacamole.

Ingredients:

5 haas avocados
3 plum tomatoes
1 onion
Juice of 1 lemon
salt to taste

The Recipe:

  1. Dice the tomatoes and onion into the smallest pieces possible, and place in a large bowl
  2. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits and skins. Coarsely chop the avocado and add it to the bowl.
  3. With a fork, begin to mash the avocado, and mix it with the tomato and onion.
  4. Add the lemon juice and salt, and continue to mash with a fork until the guacamole reaches the desired consistency, tasting and adjusting the seasonings as you go.
  5. That's it! You can also add cilantro or jalapeƱo peppers if you want an added kick.


Bonus:

I don't know much about wine, and usually buy whichever bottle looks most fun. This one caught my eye and I couldn't resist.

3 comments:

Kristen said...

Mmmmmmm's all around! Looks delicious!

rachel said...

I'm always on the lookout for a new and improved guacamole recipe. I'm definitely going to give your recipe a whirl-

Denise said...

As a semi-pro in the guacamole and wine tasting field....this looks YUMMY!!!!!

Denise
http://WineFoodPairing.blogspot.com