In a pinch, guacamole is the prefect snack food when entertaining. It is so easy to make, you could hand a bowl of freshly cubed avocadoes to a guest, and let him or her take ownership of this highly popular, and extremely delicious sauce that will keep everybody smiling while they wait rest of the meal to come.
Guacamole is casual and unpretentious, yet delicious and enticing. Because it is made using all of my favorite ingredients, I am obligated to love it! I mean, what tastes better than avocados, lime juice, salt, and cilantro?
The recipe speaks for itself. Simple, good ingredients make good food. This guacamole is fresh, slightly exotic, and exquisite.
Cook time: 10 minutes
- 1 ripe Florida avocado (or 2 Hass avocadoes)
- ¼ small red onion (or 2 green onions)
- 1 clove of garlic
- Juice of half a lemon
- Generous pinch of salt
- Dash of chipotle powder (optional)
- 10-15 Cilantro leaves (plus a couple more for garnish)
The key for making good guacamole is to touch it as little as possible. If you are one of those people that like to over mash, over mix, and over think. Relax! This is party food, and the flavors will come together on their own: Mash gently, mix gently.
Start by slicing avocados in half, working around the seed, using a sharp knife. Discard seed. Place one half in the palm of your hand and cut into cubes. With a spoon separate the avocado from its skin and place into a bowl. Repeat until the entire avocado has been cubed. Mince onion and garlic. Using a fork, smash avocado smooth, leaving some chunks for texture. Add minced onions and garlic, lemon juice, salt and chopped cilantro. Mix until well incorporated. Taste for seasoning, and garnish with several cilantro leaves. Serve immediately with tortilla chips, atop toast, or tacos. Enjoy!