Old reliable… Guacamole
Every time I make this guacamole I get asked for the recipe. It’s a very straight forward recipe that you can’t go wrong with. I found it in the pink plaid Better Homes and Gardens cookbook that I received not long after getting married and if you look at the page it’s on you will see lots of smudges and stains on it, the sign of a good tried and true recipe!
I’m sure there are plenty of ways to make guacamole out there, but for some reason I just haven’t strayed from this one. If you are intimidated by cutting up an avocado don’t be. Watch this video and try it out. Once you do it a couple of times you’ll be a pro. I always squeeze the lime juice over the avocado immediately after I cut it to avoid it becoming brown. If you have trouble knowing how to pick out a nicely ripe avocado at the grocery store, don’t be afraid to ask for help. The produce guy at my Publix knows me by name now, he’s always helping me out when it comes to picking out fruit like avocados (and cantelopes!) since I’m always worried about coming home to an over ripe or under ripe one that I can’t use.
Serve this up at your next get together with a couple of your favorite salsas and some good tortilla chips.
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- 2 medium very ripe avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and cut up (ripe = soft to touch, if they are hard, let sit out on counter or in open paper bag to ripen)
- 1/2 of a small onion, chopped
- 1/2 of 4 oz can diced green chile peppers, drained
- 1 TB chopped fresh cilantro (or more if you are me!)
- 1 TB lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 medium tomato, chopped and seeded (to seed just halve the tomato and squeeze out juice/seeds)
- Combine all ingredients into a bowl. Smash avocado with fork, mix to combine.
- I usually leave mine a little chunky, but mixed well.
Recipe from Pink Plaid Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook
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My favorite salsas to serve with this are Pace Salsa Verde (has a kick and is soooo good!), Jack’s Fresh Salsa, or Newman’s Own Mango Salsa.
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