chips and guac!

I decided tonight that I would make guacamole because:
a) it's good alone
b) it's great with tortilla chips
c) it can be added to other stuff (i.e. sandwiches, burgers, etc...)
d) because I want to.

It's been a busy week / weekend at work, after work, and dog sitting. And I've been eating out. A lot. So tonight, I'm making food because I'm sick of eating out. A lot.

We eat avocados alone often on salads or sandwiches, but I just love guac. I usually make it with avocados and a seasoning packet from the store that I really like, but today decided to try from scratch. I found this recipe and used it as a guide, but made some adjustments. Here's what I ended up with:

3 ripe avocados
1 lime
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeno, diced
1/4 tsp. cumin
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
dash cayenne pepper

Mash peeled avocados in a large bowl. (I used a fork and left it kind of chunky because that is how I like it.) Mix salt and juice of half of the lime (see notes about what to do with the other half later). Stir in garlic, onion, jalapeno, and cumin. Then stir in tomatoes dash of cayenne.

Refrigerate covered airtight or serve immediately.

I was really happy with how it turned out because it is how I like it. I do have a few notes about it:
  • first - the other half of the lime. Use it all if you want, but I was worried it would be too much lime, so I squeezed the rest into a glass, filled it with water and ice, and let it sit there while I finished making this. It made for a refreshing glass of citrus water. I'm sure if you wanted, you could add sugar and have a limeade of sorts.
  • make it to your taste - this is one of those things that people like a lot of different ways. This way wasn't overly spicy, but it may be a little more tomorrow after the jalapeno sets in. If we don't eat it all tonight. :)
  • I put it in a dish and put plastic wrap tight around it so it will not turn brown; it does quickly, so make sure to store it airtight.
  • they also say that if you put an avocado pit in the guacamole it will help it not turn brown, too. I'm not sure who 'they' are, but I hope they're right!
  • honestly, I don't think the salt is necessary. The original recipe calls for 1 tsp. I reduced it by half. Tortilla chips already have salt, so what's the point? I say get rid of it.
  • put it on other stuff. It was good on my BLT tonight!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Brenda,

    That's a good idea! . . . Putting guacamole on a BLT. I have 3 Avocados in my fridge, so i'll have to try your recipe. It looks very yummy! Will let you know how mine turns out.



Comments are always welcome - so please let me know what you think! The feature is a little funny on here, so sometimes you have to click a few times to submit. I appreciate you taking the time!