Guacamole Supreme!

It seems as though everything today is `guacamole`- just check out all the restaurant and fast-food ads on TV today…

I love Guacamole, so now it`s my turn to take an existing recipe, give it a twist, and use it for my nachos and of course on the BBQ hamburgers.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

NOTE:  I recommend using 1/2 or 1/3 for use with one meal (the full recipe makes a good, large bowl size serving…)

  • 6 avocados (soft, but not mushy)
  • 2 -4 garlic cloves, minced (depends on how much you like garlic)
  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced (vadalia preferred)
  • salt
  • chopped cilantro (optional)
  • 1 diced jalapeno peppers (optional) or 1 diced serrano pepper (optional) – I also like to use a spice here, like my homemade hot peppers (made from dried jalapenos), red pepper or similar.  It is good to add a `solid`here, so that you have the chunks in the guacamole – so if you a spice for the heat, add a bell pepper for texture.

Directions:

  1. Cut avocados in half, remove pit, and spoon avocado into a mixing bowl.  To learn how to do this, see below.
  2. Add minced garlic and squeeze the juice from one-half of the lime into the bowl of avocado.
  3. Mash the ingredients together to desired consistency using the back of a large spoon or a potato masher (some like the avocado chunky, some like it smoother).
  4. Fold in diced tomato and diced onion, a couple pinches of salt, and the juice from the remaining lime half (Also add cilantro or peppers at this time).
  5. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.
  6. Uncover and taste.
  7. Add salt as needed.
  8. If you don’t give the resulting guacamole at least 4 stars, then you ain’t making it right.
  9. NOTE: The purpose of the lime is to allow any leftover guacamole to retain its “avocado” color as it sits in the fridge.
  10. Some folks use lemon, but it’s been my experience that if you accidentally add too much lemon, it seriously affects the guacamole’s flavor; if you happen to add too much lime, the guacamole just gets a little more tangy.
  11. If you find the leftover guacamole has darkened, simply stir it before eating and use more fresh lime juice next time.
  12. Wholly guacamole may be used as a topper with tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, etc.
  13. However, some say it is at its best with a bowl of warm tortilla chips and an ice cold beer.

Selecting and Preparing an Avocado:

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