Thursday, September 4, 2014

Guacamole

In honor of the NFL season opener (not sure about you, but football has taken over my TV from now until the Superbowl),  I thought I'd share my guacamole "recipe" since I have a feeling we will be eating lots of it this season!  I never knew I liked guacamole until probably the past year or so.  My favorite guacamole is actually from Uno (I know, wouldn't be my first thought either) - the warm tortilla chips + guacamole are the perfect appetizer. ;)  We've bought a couple different kinds of guacamole from the grocery store, but none of them quite lived up to our expectations.  I googled "Uno guacamole recipe" and came across a Youtube video that listed all the ingredients, but no measurements.  I just kind of threw something together in an attempt to re-create it, and it was actually pretty successful!



Here is my half-assed recipe:

-2 avocados
approximately:
-juice of 1 freshly squeezed lime*
   -1/4 large tomato, chopped
   -1/8 yellow onion, chopped
   -1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
   -1/2 teaspoon cumin
   -1/2 teaspoon salt
   -dash of pepper

*I guess this should say not fully squeezed lime, or maybe juice of 3/4 a lime - it was much more lime-y tasting when I asked Tyler to squeeze the lime for me than when I did it myself, so use your judgement on this one.  It's probably best if you squeeze, taste, and squeeze more if needed.

Mash up the avocados in a bowl first (they should still be a little lumpy), then add the other ingredients and mix it all together.  I also soak the chopped onion in warm water for about 5 minutes before mixing it in.  It's supposed to make the raw onion flavor a little less intense.

Again, all of the above are approximate. I tend not to measure exactly and just kind of throw stuff in.  And yes, that's 1/4 of a tomato (not 1/4 cup or something) - I just chop it up and add it until it looks right. The photo shown above is the actual size of the tomato + onion I used the first time.  I don't know if you can really go wrong though! 

Whatever you do, don't forget about the cumin! It's the ingredient that really makes it taste extra good, promise.  The guacamole will only last a day, maybe two, so be sure to eat it right away.



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