Avocados were on sale at Walmart the other day so I picked up 4 with the intention of making guacamole. I’ve made it a few times before, using either the seasoning packets you can buy or just using some random ingredients that sounded good. Then I mash up the avocados with a spoon or something, mix it all together, and call it good. To be honest, avocados are pretty good by themselves so usually it comes out ok. But not this time! This time I was going to make a seriously good batch. Here was my recipe:
– 4 ripe avocados (need to be soft/squishy to touch)
– 2 Tablespoons lime juice
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon minced garlic
– 1 diced Roma Tomato
– about 1/4 cup diced onion
– some black pepper, maybe 1/2 teaspoon
– 1/2 of a jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, finely diced
Making it is very simple, just scoop out the avocado, discard the pits, mash it up using a mixer or just by hand (helps if the avocado is very ripe), and then just mix everything else in and stir it up really, really good.
Now normally I’m not a fan of recipes that call for a lot of fresh ingredients, especially in small amounts; but it just happened that we were planning to have tacos last night anyways so we already had an onion, a few tomatoes, etc. The minced garlic I buy in the jars available at any grocery store, I’m a big fan of those; much more convenient than fresh cloves and much more flavor than dry garlic powder. The jalapeno pepper came from my dad’s garden.
The end result was just incredible; the onion and tomato helped give it a very fresh flavor and texture and the jalapeno pepper gave it some spiciness. I actually should have put the whole pepper in as it could have used even more heat, in my opinion. Although ending up with a mild guacamole turned out to be good because I was able to share it with my kids, both of whom loved it.