Guacamole

Do you like Guacamole?  I do!!  I love putting it on sandwiches and burgers, more than I like eating it with tortilla chips.  Can you guess what I have coming up this week?  That’s right, a few different uses for this delicious condiment.  Now my version is a bit different, in that it does not contain chopped yellow or red onions.  Say what?  I am not a huge fan of raw onions, so I don’t use them very often.Guacamole cookingwithcurls.com

I have used green onions instead, and it is just as delicious…..I promise. :)  So do you know how to cut up an avocado?  Well just in case you don’t, I will show you.  Start by cutting the avocado in half with a sharp knife…..

Guacamole cut cookingwithcurls.com

Now take the knife, and very carefully whack the pit with it…..

Guacamole twist cookingwithcurls.com

Now pick up the avocado half and twist the knife with the opposite hand to release it…..

Guacamole pit cookingwithcurls.com

Voila, now whack it against the trash can to get rid of it.  Or, rinse it off, stick toothpicks on all four sides and place it in a jar of water so you can grow your own. ;)  Okay, now grab a large spoon, and run it around the outer edge…..

Guacamole spoon cookingwithcurls.com

If you were going to use strips for sandwiches, make lengthwise slices with a knife before you scoop it out of the skin.

Now toss the avocado into a bowl, and mash it with a fork or avocado masher…..

Guacamole mash cookingwithcurls.com

I already told you that I own every kitchen gadget I can get my hands on! ;)  Now add the pressed garlic…..

Guacamole garlic cookingwithcurls.com

and stir in the lime juice, cilantro, green onions, chilies, and tomato…..

Guacamole cilantro cookingwithcurls.com

I just roughly chopped the chilies.  Make them as big or small as you like…..

Guacamole chilies cookingwithcurls.com

If you like more heat, add minced jalapeno or serrano chilies.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Pour into a serving bowl and serve with chips…..

Guacamole by cookingwithcurls.com

Or use on burgers and sandwiches…..

Guacamole Burger cookingwithcurls.com

Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for a week, if it lasts that long!

Enjoy!

Guacamole

Serves 6
Prep time 15 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment
Guacamole or Avocado Dip are a must have for any Mexican meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 Large ripe avocados
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 Large clove fresh garlic (pressed or finely minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Whole green onions (chopped)
  • 1 Canned whole chilies (rinsed, seedes, and chopped)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes (peeled, seeded,and chopped)
  • sea salt & fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Directions

Cut, pit, and scoop out the flesh from the avocados. Place in a bowl and mash with a fork.
Stir in lime juice, garlic, cilantro, green chilies, green onions, and tomato. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Spoon into a serving bowl and serve with tortilla chips.

Note

Recipe adapted from Sunset Mexican Cook Book 1969

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Comments

  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    It would never last that long at my house! :) Love guacamole and this sounds delish, Lisa!

  2. says

    Yes, I love all things avocado. It feels like a guilty pleasure to me, because I think it is pretty high in calories? But I know it is all “good fat”… I gotta remember to buy a few when I’m at the grocery store next time. Now seriously, have you ever grown a plant of your own from the pit???
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    • says

      They are good fats Seana, so that is how I justify it in my mind. :) No, I did not grow my own avocado plant, but my best friend did! The thing was huge after a few years. I think they may have planted it in the ground, but I will have to remember to ask her what happened to it!!

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