My first Foodie post and it is one of the easiest and most crowd-pleasing of foods. I have heard many people talk about how they make their’s and everyone thinks their’s is the best. However, I have discovered that the best guacamoles are the simplest and made with the freshest of ingredients.
The way I make my guacamole is the way I was taught by a coworker of mine who taught in Mexico for a little while. Down there avocados are part of everyday meals and I wish it were the same here. Avocados haven’t made it into my everyday meals yet. They can be expensive and I don’t always know how to include them in the meal. Guacamole and just slicing them up into salads, onto pizza, or over enchiladas seems to be my way of habit. I try to buy two at a time, as to not waste any. Sometimes Loblaws has them at 4 for 5.00$ and so I’ll buy 4. But then I have to make sure I work them into dinner. I do not have to bring a lunch to work anymore so sneaking it into my lunch bag is a no go. All this to say I am still an avocado “virgin” and I am learning slowly, but surely. Anywho, onto the guacamole.
As a note, fresh ingredients is key remember!
2 ripe avocados
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped tomato
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
juice of half a lime
1/2 jalapeño chopped into tiny pieces (or Tabasco sauce)
pinch of salt
In a small mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients, making sure to use a fork to mash the avocados. You will have to be cautious when adding the lime and Tabasco. Do it to tase. You don’t like spice? Then be cautious with the heat! Make sure to mix it well. Serve with tortilla chips, veggies, or veggie chips.
Note: You can always add cilantro if you enjoy that flavour – I know my dad sure doesn’t! Happy munching!