Monday, August 15, 2011

Holy Guacamole

My first-born baby starts kindergarten in exactly two weeks

Less than one month to go until my Allentown, PA marathon

HOLY GUACAMOLE where has the summer gone?  

I’ve been making guacamole since I was a kid.  Salads and guacamole were always delegated as my job for dinner.  Much preferred over the kid chosen to set the table or do the dishes.  I have very poignant memories of my dad teaching me how to make the perfect guacamole in the summer.  It’s a simple recipe but tried and true.  Only a few weeks left until we bid ado to this summer staple...

2 ripe avocados
half of a small white onion, chopped finely
4 roma tomatoes (I like mine more tomatoey)
1 jalapeno, seeds removed (or not, if you like more heat)
lime juice (crucial)
handful of cilantro
garlic powder and salt

First thing I do is add the lime juice to the bowl.  Half a lime is just the right amount.

Then I cut around the pit of the avocado

Loosen the pit by kind of whacking your knife into it.  Once its firmly in there, twist gently to remove

Like so… then I basically just bang that on the counter top til so it falls off.  I’m sure there’s a better way but I’m a creature of habit.

Scoop put the flesh with a spoon

Dice and add to lime juice

Mash well with a fork or a mix and chop

Add the tomatoes, diced finely

Remove the seeds from the jalapeno and dice finely

Add to guac

Chop the onion finely

Add to guac with chopped cilantro.  Season generously with garlic powder and salt.  I actually prefer garlic powder over fresh garlic for this.  I’m a salt addict so I usually add quite a bit of salt as well. :)

Love these chips from Trader Joes

The most heavenly summer bite


Jack's Mama said...

I've been looking for a good guac recipe, especially after a few failures by my husband, thanks for reading my mind, i have a avocado(from store) and a tomato from my garden ready to go!

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

GUAC is one of my favorite things ever!! This made me super duper hungry. I can not believe how fast time is flying. It feels like yesterday I saw your preggo tummy (with superman in it)! xoxoxoxo