08 November 2008

Quick and Easy Guacamole

  • 3 avocados
  • 2 Tbs lime juice
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3-4 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 plum tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely chipped*
  • mash together the avocados, lime juice, garlic salt, and jalapeno pepper in a medium bowl
  • mix in red onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic
  • can be served immediately, but for uniform flavor cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or more
*when chopping jalapeno peppers make sure to limit contact with hands. The oils from the pepper are not just spicy to the tongue, it will cause a burning sensation in eyes and other areas of the body where the skin is sensitive. I suggest wearing a latex glove on the hand handling the pepper to avoid discomfort.

My first go at guacamole was not one I would be proud of. I bought 4 hard-as-rock avocados and thought a quick go in the blender would make it soft and creamy....not! Make sure your avocados are ripe before attempting to make guacamole. For you lazy folks (like me) you can add all your ingredients to a food processor (except for the tomatoes) to avoid chopping. I hope you all enjoy!

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