A few years ago I discovered the wonderfullness that is guacamole. I didn’t have much exposure to it growing up and typically avoided it because it’s green color and chunky texture. I decided to give it a try at a family gathering on Easter one year and immediately fell in love. I order it every chance I get at Mexican restaurants (and Chipotle!). This is the first time that I actually attempted to make my own. I pulled the ingredients that I like most from various recipes of guacamole that I’ve tasted and decided to just throw it all together. Unfortunately, the avocados I picked up from Giant Eagle weren’t quite ripe enough so I had a little trouble removing the insides from the shell. I don’t think that affected the taste at all, though.
- 2 avocados , pitted and diced
- 1 lime, halved
- 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
- 2 roma or stemmed tomatoes, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup corn (optional)
- salt & pepper to taste
- In a food processor (or buy hand) combine tomato, garlic, corn, onion and cilantro. Spoon out blended mixture
- into a small bowl.
- Add mashed avocado. Squeeze lime juice over avocado mix.
- Mix together and serve with corn or tortilla chips. Salt & pepper to taste.
This recipe is super easy to make depending on whether you decided to chop the veggies with a food processor (creamier texture) or hand-chop (more chunky). I decided to make a chunky guacamole and chopped everything by hand. I actually mashed the avocado by chopping it up, throwing it into a plastic baggie and squeezing and smashing with my hands. After I threw everything together, I just mixed it together with a spoon before serving.