Monday, November 11, 2013

Homemade Step By Step Guacamole


Homemade Guacamole is probably one of the tastiest and easiest items to make either as an appetizer with chips, or when you make home made tortillas such as my last post. To start, you will definitely need about 3-4 ripe avocados. Lately, we have been purchasing an entire bag of avocados from Superstore or Costco (depending on the price).



Ingredients:

  • 2-3 ripe avocados
  • 1 lemon juiced or lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • ground fresh pepper 
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
Directions:

1. Gather all ingredients together. Cut avocados in half. Using a spoon, scoop out the avocado flesh into a large bowl or into the bowl of the food processor. Juice the lemon.
Note: I often scrape away the rind of the lemon first and freeze the rind for other baked goodies.

2. Pour the lemon juice over the avocado flesh, place in the garlic cloves, add salt & pepper to taste. If mixing by hand, mince the garlic cloves into smaller pieces. 


3. Process the guacamole or using a spoon mash the items until it reaches your desired consistency. I tend to leave chunks of avocado for further texture. You can also add in cayenne pepper for an extra kick. Let the guacamole sit at room temperature and serve. Enjoy!


This Guacamole will also go well with corn tortillas! Recipe here

What do you like adding to your guacamole? Or do you do anything different with your guacamole? Let me know in the comments below. 

6 comments:

  1. I like to add charred spring onion or a nice pinch of ancho or morita.

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    1. Sounds delicious! I need to try the ancho part. Are you using blended anchovies or entire chunks?

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  2. I use Rick Bayless' recipe, which means I like mine chunkier, with chopped tomatoes, small diced onion, a bit of cilantro, and instead of queso, I use some crumbled feta, and a fresh habenero since I like mine w/ a kick. I finish it with some olive oil. :) Noms.

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    1. @lea: That sounds good! I also like the chunkier feel of it, but am having a hard time still with cilantro! Sometimes, if the cilantro is hidden well I can take it :) crumbled feta sounds good too!

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    2. I'm not a huge fan of cilantro either, but I think some of it is due to proportion. I think just a LITTLE bit adds that je ne sais quoi vs not having it (I've done both and prefer the sprinkle of cilantro)

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  3. Wow. It's like opposite of the one I do. 1 fork mashed avocado, 1 diced avocado, diced onion, minced garlic, lime, cilantro, and the essential finely chopped chile.

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