Keeping with today's theme of Cinco de Mayo recipes I thought I'd give you a recipe for a classic guacamole. There isn't much too it, only a handful of ingredients and no cooking required!
A little tip on picking avocados, they should be dark, almost black and when you press into it is should give a little. If it doesn't give at all when you press it, it isn't ready. If it gives too much then it may have gone too far. If you go to the grocery store and they don't have any ripe avocados available you can get put the unripe avocados into a brown paper bag on your counter overnight. That should speed up the ripening process.
Okay let's make some guacamole!
You can use 2-3 avocados, I used 2. You will need a bunch of cilantro and I only used 1 lime.
Do you know how to open an avocado? If you don't let me show you:
Step 1: Using your knife press blade into skin until you hit the pit.
Note: my nail polish matching the knife is purely coincidental. :)
Step 2: Rotate avocado, allowing blade to go all the way around the avocado.
As you rotate you should end up where you started your cut.
Step 3: Twist the two sides of avocado in two different directions to open.
Now scoop out the pit with a spoon.
Repeat with the second (and third if using) avocado.
Now scoop out the avocado flesh by running a spoon in between the skin and flesh separating the two.
Drop all the scooped out flesh into a bowl.
Grab your lime and cut it in half.
Squeeze lime juice of each half over avocados.
(do you like my crazy nails? Trying something new).
Toss to coat in lime juice.
Using a fork mash up the avocados.
Take a clove of garlic and mince very very fine. You would hate to bite into a big chunk of raw garlic.
Now too much garlic will be a bit overbearing, so of that one garlic clove, I'm only going to use about 1/4 of a tsp (the amount at the top).
Add garlic and salt.
Add pepper, cumin, and onion powder and stir.
Take a small bunch of cilantro and cut off the stems.
Finely chop the cilantro...
and add it to the bowl.
Give it one more stir and plate it up.
Serve with some tortilla chips and enjoy!
2-3 Haas avocados
1 small bunch of cilantro
½ tsp finely minced garlic
½ tsp of salt
½ tsp pepper
Pinch of cumin
Dash of onion powder
Open and scoop out the flesh of your avocados into a medium sized bowl. Cut lime in half and squeeze juice onto avocado flesh. Toss to coat all pieces. Using a fork or potato masher, mash avocados. Add minced garlic, salt, pepper, onion powder and cumin and stir. Finley chop cilantro and add to bowl and stir once more. Give it a taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!