Gourmet Veggie Mama

Guacamole

The hubby is usually in charge of guacamole around here. It’s just one of the things he always does, like man the grill or make the sandwiches. Last weekend, I had two avocados that were perfectly ripe but about to go downhill, so I decided to go rogue and make guacamole of my own while Nora and her daddy were out for a walk.

Nora has never been a giant fan of avocado (much to my chagrin), but she loves guacamole. She’ll eat it by the spoonful, even if it’s a little spicy. Gotta love that! Plus, my tummy was rumbling for an appetizer. So, I scooped out the avocados, mashed them up with a chopped tomato, minced serrano from our garden, a little garlic powder and salt, and a squeeze of lime.

Olé!

Turns out I can be the guacamole chef, too! The hubby usually adds a little minced purple onion to his, too, but I forgot that part — oops! I don’t think he’ll be relinquishing his title anytime too soon.

Regardless, this is the best, freshest guacamole ever, and so simple to make. It really does make the perfect snack on a lazy summer afternoon… margaritas optional!

Guacamole

2 ripe avocados
1 small tomato, chopped
1 serrano pepper, minced
1/2 small purple onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp garlic powder
juice of 1/2 lime
salt
1 tsp chopped cilantro (optional)

Halve the avocados, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Mash with a fork, and mix in the tomato, serrano, onion, and garlic powder. Add the lime juice and salt to taste, along with the cilantro, if using. Adjust seasonings as needed, and serve with tortilla chips.

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6 Thoughts on “Guacamole

  1. Les Virgil on August 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm said:

    This is a great recipe! We love guacamole and usually have it at least once a week for a meal. Your recipe is almost identical to mine. (I leave out the onion and go a little heavier on the peppers since we like it spicy and don’t have a little one to consider.) You have great taste!

  2. Yum! Would you believe I’ve never made guacamole? I should.. It looks easy. Avocados seem exotic to me, still..

  3. I’m allowed to have avocados. I’m allowed to have …. oh all of those things, or close variations. Yum. Here I gooo. (In moderation.)

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