Guacamole is one of my all time favorite snacks (although if I’m being honest I could easily eat enough to make it a meal). If I have guacamole in hand you can bet that I’ll incorporate into just about any food I’m eating, eggs, burgers, sandwiches, salads, most things can be improved with some guac! I love making homemade guacamole, it’s soooo simple and it tastes about a thousand times better than store bought, try it, I’m sure you’ll agree!
Make sure you have ripe avocados (they should be brown and should give a little when you squeeze them) and cut them in half.
Remove the pits (they should come out easily if the avocados are ripe) and cut the flesh into chunks while it’s in the skin.
Scoop the flesh into a bowl (I use a tupperware container so I don’t have to transfer it for storage) using a spoon and mash with a potato masher (you can use a fork if you don’t have a potato masher).
Add some lime zest and juice and mix it all up with the potato masher.
Stir in some fresh salsa (I use store bought but if you’re feeling ambitious knock yourself out and make your own).
And some grated garlic.
And some spices: fresh cilantro (I’ve used dried cilantro in a pinch, but fresh really is better for this), cumin, and chili powder. Then stir it all up until it’s well combined.
Serve it up with some chips.
Really, words cannot properly express how much I love guacamole, I guess it’s a good thing a picture is worth a thousand words.
And here’s another thousand, that’s how much yummy this is!
3 ripe Haas avocados
2 limes – zest and juice (if your limes are really large or juicy use the juice from 1 1/2)
1/2 cup fresh salsa
2 cloves garlic – grated
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro – chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
– Halve the avocados and remove the pits
– Cut into chunks in the skin then scoop the flesh into a bowl using a spoon
– Slightly mash the avocado chunks with a potato masher
– Add the lime zest and juice to the avocado and mash with the potato masher until you reach your desired consistency
– Add the salsa and garlic and stir to combine
– Stir in the spices
– Serve with tortilla chips or assorted vegetables