Cinco De Marzo?

Even though we are a few months off from Cinco de Mayo, I recommend making this guacamole ASAP. There is no cooking involved, it’s easy clean-up especially if you lick the bowl, and you can put this on anything (chips, veggies, chicken, salad…..or eat it off the spoon).

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Despite the simplicity of guacamole, I believe no two are created equal. This was one of the first things I ever attempted to “cook”, and I’ve spent the last 6+ years perfecting it. It’s all about fresh ingredients, using the best version of every ingredient, and being bold with your flavors.

You’ll need:

  • 4 ripe avocados (how do you know they are ripe? when you squeeze them you are able to push in the flesh a bit but they don’t feel mushy)
  • The juice of one lime, plus 1 tsp of lime zest
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • big handful of cilantro, cleaned and chopped
  • 1/2 a small red onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup of sweet cherry tomatoes, diced
  • A couple dashes of tobasco sauce
  • 1/2 cup of salsa
  • Salt (dash)
  • Pepper (dash)
  • Garlic powder (dash)
  • Optional: minced jalepeno (if you’re feeling “hot, hot hot”)

Open up the avocados, take the pits out, and scoop them into a big bowl. Throw everything else in.

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Personally, I like my guacamole on the chunkier side so cut the avodaco into pieces and gently mash. If you prefer a smoother guac, you can mash the avocado completely and mince the ingredients into smaller pieces. Season to taste… and Ole! You’ve got a one portion serving. Kidding… kind of.

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And now I’m starving.

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