I have always been a big fan of guacamole. Not really the store bought kind so much but the fresh right at your table kind they make in restaurants. Surprisingly I have never made guacamole at home. I wasn’t even sure until last week if Lily liked it or not. Today I bought the ingredients and Lily and I made a fresh batch of guacamole to serve with dinner.
After looking at lots of different recipes (there are lots of variations) I kinda made up my own.
This is what you need:
- 4 Large Avocados
- 2 Diced Tomatoes (remove the seeds)
- 1/8 Cup of Diced Red Onion (you can use more if you want)
- 1/4 Cup of Chopped Cilantro
- 2 Tsp of Minced Garlic
- 2 Limes (juiced)
- 1 Jalapeno (unless you want it spicier)
- Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Mash your avocado into a large bowl.We found that using a grapefruit spoon to dig all the deliciousness out worked best. The spoon helped us get the perfect size chunks.
Add your lime juice (lots of recipes call for lemon but lime juice tastes better) and then mix it up.
Then add the rest of the ingredients… yup it is that simple. The most important part is to let the guacamole sit in the fridge for at least one hour before you serve it. We tried it right away and it was good but an hour later it was amazing because all the flavors had time to release.
I served the guacamole along with quesadillas which everyone loves.
Have you ever thought that avocado is kind of a tough fruit to cut up? It would be super easy if it weren’t for that huge pit in the center. I am not sure how everyone else does it but a few years ago someone taught me how to chop an avocado and I do it the same way every time. Here is a tutorial I am going to call “How to Cut and Pit an Avocado” that Lily and I put together. First you cut the avocado all the way around. Either sideways or long ways… it doesn’t matter.
Take a sharp knife and hit it against the pit. Use a little caution here as you don’t want to sever any limbs. If you do it correctly the knife should be in deep enough to kinda be stuck.
Then just turn the knife counter-clockwise and the avocado clockwise at the same time. Ta-da! You have removed the pit! Easy, huh?