I’m sorry about all the weirdness going on lately with the site. After taking care of several issues the last couple of days, I believe the site is safe for now. 😉
For my new readers, it is Foodie Friday today! I like posting recipes or food porn of what I’ve been enjoying lately on Fridays or every other Friday. Today, it is all about guacamole.
I’m not particularly religious, but I do consider it a sin to buy the premade guacamole from the grocery store. It is so easy to make at home, and it tastes a million times better than that green goop poop found in your produce section. And yes, I meant to type “poop.” That is what it is. Unflavorful artificial crap.
This is the good stuff. It has texture AND flavor.
Grab a knife, and get to chopping. This will take you less than 10 minutes to make.
Slice a lime in half and squeeze away. Stir and dissolve the salt within the lime juice.
Slice the avocados in half, and scoop out the flesh.
You don’t need an expensive kitchen appliance for the next part. Mash with a fork against the sides of the bowl. Some people like their guac smooth, some like it really chunky, some like it in between like Goldilocks. I’m like Goldilocks.
Ignore the spoiled puppy whining in the clothing basket behind the baby gate because you aren’t paying attention to him for 10 minutes of his life. Resist all urges to take down the baby gate and let him into the kitchen. He snatches items off the counters like a ninja…
Add in chopped green onions,
garlic (don’t you dare use anything but fresh!),
Mix, and you are done.
I use this for snacks and/or slathering on random dinners and salads.
We also bring this parties, and let me tell you, people gobble this up. It tastes so fresh and light. You will love it.
My husband likes adding tomatoes. Although I like dipping tomato slices into the guac, I think it makes the guac turn brown faster if you chop them up and add them in. I have no evidence of this of course, but I stick to my guns!
I like a spicy guac sometimes, but since I live in Spokane, jalapenos are not readily available year around at the grocery stores here. And I don’t do canned chiles of any sort. Snobby, I know. I grew up in NM, and I have to uphold my standards for goodness sake. Or keep my mom from killing me!
Homemade Easy Guacamole
- Juice of 1 lime (feel free to zest sometimes, it is good!)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, add more to taste
- 2 large avocados
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 fresh jalapeno, finely chopped * optional
Stir and dissolve the salt in the lime juice in a large bowl. Scoop the avocado flesh out of the skins and mash with a fork. Stir in rest of ingredients. Easy, right?
Use as a dip for red/orange bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and/or chips in the guac for a snack. You can also slather it on sandwiches instead of mayo if you don’t like bean burritos. It goes perfect on a bean burrito. Just sayin’.
I have to go to bed now so I can go on my first run with the all women’s running team I joined. I hope I don’t get my butt handed to me tomorrow morning! 😉