I'm not even going to lie, it wasn't until about a year ago when I moved to Atlanta that I fell in love with Guacamole.
I never ate avocados growing up, I guess it just wasn't really a mid-western thing. I was all about my salsa and queso when it came it dipping my tortilla chips.
My ex-boyfriend (who was half Mexican) asked me to buy some ripe avocados from the grocery store... 1. I have never purchased avocados and 2. How the HECK do I know if it's ripe or not? ....hmmm. Nonetheless, it wasn't hard at all to pull up Google and search: "What does a ripe avocado look like?", I began to see all these images of a darker shaded avocado rather than the deep green shade it has when it's not ripe/ready. I grabbed 4 of them and was on my way to go make some guacamole.
When I made it home, the first "meal" my boyfriend made me was...*drumroll please*...GUACAMOLE! And man, oh man, was it...BOMB! I watched him make it a few times after that and...I basically mastered it and made it my own.
Since almost every other night is "Mexican Cuisine" night over here, it was a must that I mastered this, but luckily it wasn't hard at all. This recipe has only 7 main ingredients and will be ready for dipping into in no time!
This Guacamole is creamy, with a nice crunch from the fresh chopped onions, a little tangy from the hot sauce and most of all super easy to make.
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- 2 Ripe Avocados halved, pit removed. organic if possible
- 1/4 Onion chopped
- 1/2 Tomato diced
- 1/2 Jalepeño diced
- 1 TBSP Lemon Juice fresh and organic if possible
- Cilantro handful
- 1/4 TSP Salt
- 1/4 TSP Black Pepper
- Hotsauce 6-7 drops
- 1/4 TSP Garlic Seasoning optional
Add Avocado + Lemon Juice to a large mixing bowl and mix together using a potato masher, pastry cutter or a large fork. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Sample and add salt and pepper to your liking.
Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Sample and add salt and pepper to your liking.
Adjust other flavors as needed, adding more lemon for acidity, more tomato for deeper tomato flavor, onion for a more crunchy texture, or more hot sauce for spice!
Enjoy this dip with corn tortilla chips, on top of tacos, as a salad topping or just straight out the bowl!