Thursday, September 29, 2011

Easy Guacamole

This is titled "Easy Guacamole", but the truth is, all guacamole is easy. You can make this up in about 10 minutes or less - depending on how fast you chop :) - and it's totally worth it. 

My made-up recipe

2 ripe avocados
2 small/medium finely chopped tomatoes (about 3/4 cup)
1 small finely chopped onion  - I used yellow usually, but red is good also
1 lime
1/2 a small lemon
Big handful of fresh cilantro, chopped (Optional)

I guess I should start with a quick lesson in avocado cutting! First, cut around the outside of the avocado along a vertical axis, cutting in until the knife hits the pit (like you would a peach). Twist the two halves apart (again, like a peach) and you'll have two separate pieces like this:
Remove the pit from one of the halves by scooping it out with a spoon. Next, take the spoon and run it along the edge where the skin meets in the inside of the avocado. If you catch it right, you should be able to simply scoop the insides out all at once. 
Like this...thank you Google images.

There you go, you've got your avocado peeled! Now, mash it up with a fork or potato masher in a bowl. Toss in the tomatoes onions, and cilantro. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt squeeze the juice of the lime into the mixture. mix it well and taste it, then add as much lemon juice as you prefer. Adjust the juice/salt content until your happy with the flavor.

I guarantee this won't take more than ten minutes, and it
is so worth the satisfaction of making it yourself.

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