Tuesday, April 20, 2010


This is by far the best guacamole you will ever put in your mouth! It's simple, and delicious.  Guacamole is something that can be overdone in my opinion.  Some people feel like they just need to keep adding ingredients...I say no way! :)  That's why this recipe is basic, but oh so yummy!

First, all the ingredients. I accidentally left the garlic out of the picture.  Why am I always doing that?
Note: Your avocados should be firm, but give to some pressure.  You don't want too firm or too mushy!
If you are a little nervous to work with an avocado don't be!  There is an easy way to cut and dice an avocado, I promise.  Slice around the avocado with your knife, then twist the two sides apart. 

I couldn't exactly take pictures of the next part, but I smack my knife and lodge it into the pit, then pull it out. This is much easier than scooping the pit out.

Once you have your pit out don't get rid of them, we'll use them later ;)
I didn't come up with this myself (thank you Martha Stewart) but I have found that this is the easiest way to slice and dice an avocado.  Slice in both directions, then scoop it out with a spoon! Bam! Instant, diced avocado! :)  Once you have all the avocados diced up, put one or two of the pits in the bowl.  This keeps the avocado from browning.  Most people use lime juice (and we'll add that later too) but I have found this keeps it fresh for DAYS in the fridge! :)

See how beautiful that avocado is?? All chunky and happy!

Add the diced tomatoes, garlic, jalapenos, red onion, cilantro (I think that's missing at this point in the pictures, but it's there in the end :) , salt (to taste) and lemon juice and stir until combined.  If you don't like the way it tastes just add more of whatever you need.  Sometimes I add a tiny bit of olive oil just to add to the consistency.  If I get a wild hair I sometimes add a dollop of sour cream :)

Of course you have to taste!


3-4 avocados, diced
4 roma tomatoes, diced and seeded
1 tsp garlic, minced
2 jalapenos (diced, I leave some seeds in)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup (heaping) diced red onion
1 T. lime juice