Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Impromptu Guacamole

While grocery shopping Heather and I decided to make guacamole. We had no recipe or really any idea what we were doing so we decided to just make it up based on our previous experience with guacamole. Lucky for us, it turned out really good! Heather did a great job mashing it up, as you can see in the picture.

4 Haas avocados
1 large tomato, chopped
1/4 large white onion, chopped
1 small jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
juice of 1 1/2 limes
salt, to taste

1. Slice around the avocados longways (to make two halves). Twist the halves apart and stick a knife in the seed. Twist to pull out the seed and discard.
2. Use a spoon to remove the flesh from the avocado halves, reserving the skins.
3. Crush the avocados with a fork, leaving large chunks. Add the lime juice, tomato, onion, and jalapeno and crush some more, leaving small chunks.
4. Add salt to taste.
5. Spoon into reserved avocado shells and serve with tortilla chips.

Since we totally made this up on the fly, as you can see we have no cilantro. Oh well! It was actually really good, although I would like to try it with cilantro one day. Here is a guacamole tip: if you have some left over, put it in a tupperware. Before you put the lid on, cover it with plastic wrap and press it down directly touching the guacamole. This will prevent the top from turning brown. I don't remember where I read/heard this, but it is a great tip.

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