Guacamole

Guacamole

Guacamole at its base is mashed avocados and from there you can start adding more ingredients. Lime juice is a common component of guacamole as it helps prevent the avocados from discolouring once exposed to the air. I like to keep my guacamole nice and fresh by using fresh ingredients like tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, cilantro and cumin. I normally just throw my guacamole together without looking at a recipe and I include ingredients based on what I am using it for. If I am using the guacamole as a dip I would likely include everything in the recipe below. If I was using the guacamole as a side or as a filling for a tacos or a burrito I would probably omit some of the ingredients that were already present in the dish. If what I was serving the guacamole with was spicy I might omit the jalapeno pepper for example. I really like how smooth and cool and creamy guacamole is. It makes a nice foil for hot and spicy dishes. Guacamole is a really simple and versatile dish not to mention being oh so good!

Guacamole
Guacamole

Guacamole

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4

Fresh, vibrant, cool and creamy guacamole that if perfect for your dipping pleasure.

ingredients
  • 2 large avocados, mashed
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • 1 romano/plum tomato, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground (optional)
  • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
directions
  1. Mix everything.

7 comments:

TheGourmetCoffeeGuy said...

Guacamole is delicious, especially with cilantro and cumin as you have in your recipe. Best when prepared fresh.
Like your recipe very much, nice photo.
TheGourmetCoffeeGuy
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Tracy said...

I am more of a purist when it comes to guacamole, but the one ingredient I do add is some really good extra virgin olive oil, not a lot. It gives it a nice rich taste.

PatrickSarah Brondos said...

Your 'recipe' (I just throw mine together too) is a lot like mine! But when the mood strikes, I make "High Spirited Guacamole" -- just add tequila and a little crushed red pepper and a little cayenne... :)

Kevin said...

PatrickSarah Brondos: I never thought to add tequila to guacamole! I will have to try it! :)

Natalie said...

your recipe is very similar to mine, with the exception that I use green onion and I like my guac with a hit of fresh garlic

Apolita said...

Hi Kevin,

In the Philippines we eat our avocado more like a smoothie...mashed...add some milk and sugar and keep it in the fridge to make it cold or add ice...but I prefer it a bit frozen...just a little bit on the sides of the container...try it so good!

Kevin Lynch said...

Apolita: I like the sound of a guacamole smoothie!

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