Let’s Make Guacamole!

One food that never gets any rest at this home is guacamole–all three of us love it! Our families love it, too. I treat any person unwilling to try it as suspect (I don't understand people that do not love food and I don't care for those people). On this particular day, we made my outstanding chicken enchiladas, which will one day have a post of its own. While the enchiladas are in the oven, we get the guac going. First, get 4 ripe avocados–cut in half.

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Remove pits and have the cutest kid in your home throw them in the garbage (we do not compost food scraps).

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Next, slice avocados INSIDE THE SKIN. (At one time, I assumed that this was common knowledge, but I have seen a person scoop first, then cut, what a mess!)

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Scoop avocado into a bowl w/a metal spoon.

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Juice 3 limes, add to bowl use your favorite masher and mash until you have reached your desired consistency, we prefer chunky. Add 1 large minced garlic clove, 1/2 of a chopped red onion, a handful of coarsely chopped cilantro, some salt (I only cook with kosher, ever).

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Stir everything together, drizzle a little bit of olive oil on top.

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Test the product.

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Add more salt if necessary. At this point, I portion the kiddo's guacamole. Now, we dice 2 jalapeños (from our garden) and add to the best guacamole ever on Earth. Yeah, I said it.

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No final product picture, boo!

11 thoughts on “Let’s Make Guacamole!

  1. Your guac looks amazing! Any tips on how to find perfectly ripe avocados? They are either hard as a rock or mushy when I go to the grocery store. Also, I do have to say that while I understand your suspicions regarding people who don’t care for guacamole, I married a man who hates it and now there’s twice as much for me! I’m just saying…

  2. Sweetie Pie, I usually buy avocados that are not ripe, you can place them in a paper bag and close it (the gas that they emit speeds the process). Once they are ripe (when pressed with your finger, there is just a little give), remove them from the bag, you may put them in the refrigerator for at least a week, maybe longer, they never stay in our home that long.
    You do not have to do the paper bag, just sit them on your pantry shelf for a few days and proceed as directed.

  3. I could live on guac. And cake. I love, love cilantro in it and do not trust those who do not.
    I am proud of you for admitting that you do not compost food scraps. I mean, you’re going to hell, but at least you’re honest.

  4. Jemellia, until today I was one of those crazy people who peeled the avocado and then cut it up. Today I sliced my avocado half before removing it from the peel. My life will never be the same. Thank you.

  5. If there is no cilantro in it, it’s avocado cocktail or something else that you feel free to make up.
    Now, I do compost, just not food scraps, so, I’m on the stairway…

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