This was officially my first time making guacamole.
Yes, I know that I am super late to the game. But can you blame me? When your partner is Mexican and a foodie, you get nervous messing this one up. Know what I mean? Guacamole is a really basic recipe. But sometimes the simpler the recipe, the more ways it can be messed up. Maybe that’s just me getting in my own head.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve experimented plenty with avocados. I’ve even come kind of close to making guacamole without officially calling it guacamole. Avocado toast, avocado dips, avocado everything. I’ve just about tried a little bit of everything.
So naturally when said Mexican partner travels for business, I put on my big girl pants and attempted to make the beloved guacamole. Especially because over the weekend we had found super cheap avocados (which is a miracle in Miami) and I stocked up. I mean $0.39 per avocado is unheard of. Thank you Aldi.
First thing is first. If I learned anything from JP is that if I am to attempt to make an official Mexican dish, I have to find a recipe created by a local. It is what it is. I don’t question it. And that’s what I did!
I found a recipe and sent it over to JP for the ‘approval’. I got the almost green light on the recipe. And I say almost because in the author said that jalapeno was optional. For JP, jalapeno is NEVER optional. It’s a necessity.
At the same time, I wouldn’t be The Nutrinut if I didn’t just go with the flow and follow my ‘mad scientist in the kitchen’ voice. So I tweaked here and there and no jalapeno for this girl. And before you judge, spicy spices tend to completely numb my tongue resulting in me not tasting anything anymore. No thank you. I love food and I want to be able to taste every single spice and ingredient.
The guacamole came out AMAZING! I enjoyed it on top of stuffed sweet potatoes with lentils and it was so yummy. Then the next day I had the leftover with my morning scrambled eggs. But the recipe obviously also works with crackers and chips.
Here’s my final tip. Try to make what you’re going to eat that day or max finish it the next day. Keep in mind that avocados tend to get dark after you open them up. You’ll notice that this too can happen to your guacamole if you don’t consume everything on the same day.
Yummy Guacamole Recipe
Serves about 3 or 4 – depends on your love for guacamole
- 2 Hass avocados
- Juice of 1 lime (it’s the green one in case the name confuses you too 😉 )
- 1/4 white onion chopped
- 1 small tomato (I used Roma)
- A handful of fresh cilantro (chopped)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chop the onion, tomato, and cilantro.
- In a small/medium bowl, mash the avocados with a fork.
- Add salt, pepper, chopped veggies, and lime juice. Mix all ingredients with your fork.