Thursday, August 19, 2010


My perfect guacamole has a creamy consistency and is slightly chunky so that you get little pieces of avocado in each bite.  There should also be hints of red onion and garlic, as well as a citrus element from lime or lemon juice.  The lime/lemon juice not only adds a nice little sour note to the guac but also keeps the avocado from oxidizing and turning brown.  For some variation, add in a spoonful of mayo into the mix for extra creaminess or even finely chopped jalapeño for an extra kick.  Get some tortilla chips to eat with this guac and I promise you’ll have trouble stopping yourself from eating the entire bowl.     

3 large ripe avocados
¼ red onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced
The juice of 1 lime or small lemon
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

1. Cut avocados in half and remove pits.  Use a small knife and cut to make a cross hatch pattern for easier removal.  Scoop out the flesh using a spoon.
2. In a medium bowl add avocado pieces and lime or lemon juice.  Use a fork to mash the avocado pieces until you achieve desired consistency.
3.  Mix in onion and garlic.  Drizzle in about a tablespoon of olive oil.
4. Season with salt and pepper.  

1 comment:

  1. This looks amazing! I agree 100% that guacamole should have a creamy texture with chunks of avacado, and garlic is a must! I like the idea of the jalapenos, but never thought to add a little mayo. I plan on making a meal out of this along with your pico de gallo. Thanks for sharing.


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