Holy Guacamole!

17 03 2010

Yesterday, I made homemade guacamole for Chris and me. I bought from home, two ripe avocados, cilantro leaves, a jalapeno and tomatoes. I forgot the lemon/lime -_- but it turned out to be good without it! Don’t you just love improvisation?

I cut open the very ripe avocados. They were very tender, and it was super easy to scope out. Then, I washed and chopped one tomato, which was more than enough with just two avocados! Then, I washed the cilantro leaves and the jalapeno and chopped them as well, adding them to the guacamole. Finally, I added some salt and pepper, tasted it, and thought it was good. We had some leftover tortilla chips and ate all of the guacamole last night.

Here is a simple recipe if you want to make your own guacamole:

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe avocados (hass avocados are preferable)
  • 1/2 onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon or lime
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1-2 jalapeno chillies, stems and seeds removed, minced

Instructions

  1. Cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avocado from the peel and put it in a bowl.
  2. Mash the avocado with a spoon. Add the chopped onion, cilantro leaves, jalapeno chillies and tomato in. Mix it well.
  3. Squeeze the lemon or lime over the guacamole. (Trick: Roll the lemon or lime a couple of times before cutting it in half, for extra juicing!)
  4. Add salt and pepper to your preference. You should taste the guacamole and add salt and pepper as needed.

Voila! Making guacamole isn’t too difficult, is it? In fact, it’s one of the easiest recipes, and it’s much healthier than buying store-brought guacamole. Bon appetit!

I found a simple, but effective tutorial on how to make guacamole on Youtube:

Incidentally, today also happens to be St. Patrick’s Day, so Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!