I absolutely love guacamole. You just can’t go wrong with it paired alongside a bowl of some crunchy, salty tortilla chips, and it’s versatile in the sense it works as an appetizer or even a meal, depending on what you’re feeling on a given day. I could easily eat chips and guac as a meal because I don’t have a surplus of self-control when it comes to chips, and further, Mexican cuisine, but I can’t speak for everyone.
I grabbed some avocados when I went to Costco with my mom, and because they’re ripening a little faster than I was anticipating, I figured I would make some guacamole out of them to avoid having to toss them. I used the following recipe from downshiftology.com and it was positively delicious.
- 3 avocados, ripe
- 1/2 small onion, finely diced
- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop into a mixing bowl.
Mash the avocado with a fork and make it as chunky or smooth as you’d like.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir together. Give it a taste test and add a pinch more salt or lime juice if needed.
Serve the guacamole with tortilla chips,” the recipe states.
I omitted tomatoes because I don’t particularly enjoy them in my guacamole, and I also didn’t have any cilantro. But, despite these slight modifications, this guacamole turned out to be pretty damn tasty, and I look forward to having some more in the near future. This recipe yields a solid serving of guacamole, so it would be great to make if you’re having some people over, and don’t be shy when it comes to what you’re spreading it on. Tortilla chips are a bit of a given, but you can also use crackers, some nice bread, veggies, breadsticks and more.