Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Guacamole


Let me preface this post by saying that this is my year to try new things. In kindergarten, my student teacher brought in guacamole one day as she was talking to us about Mexico. I tried it, didn't like it, and have found all sorts of disgusting things to compare it to. Don't worry, I'll spare you the gross details of the comparissons. Not too long ago, I had guacamole in something....don't remember what....and liked it. Tonight, I'm making my chicken enchiladas and salsa for someone and he requested guacamole. If I don't like a food, I don't make it or even know how to make it. Period. End of story. But Susie Homemaker that I am decided to try her hand at guacamole, especially now that I like the stuff. Guacamole is quite possibly the easiest thing to make. My local grocery store had ripe avocados on sale so I hit up the store without the foggiest of ideas about what exactly goes into guacamole. Here's what I came up with!


Guacamole

1 ripe avocado, cut into 1/2" pieces
1/2 roma tomato, chopped
1 small clove of garlic, finely minced
1/2 jalapeno, chopped
2 T red onion, chopped
2 T cilantro, chopped
squeeze of lime juice
pinch of coarse salt

Combine avocado, garlic, jalapeno, onion, and cilantro in a bowl. Mash together (I used a whisk) without completely obliterating the avocado. Once everything is combined, with a rubber scraper, fold in tomatoes, lime juice, and salt to taste. The lime juice well keep the avocado from darkening from air exposure, but I recommend serving this promptly after making it.

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