Guacamole – the easy way

Guacamole – “the easy way” makes it sound like there’s a hard way, doesn’t it? And of course, there is no big mystery to the whole thing. In the summer when I have fresh stuff from the garden, I usually make a pico de gallo to mix in, but this time of year, I just use bottled salsa. And a few other things.15Cut the avocado in half the long way and twist gently to separate the two halves. The pit will stay in one half. Firmly hit into the pit with the blade of a large knife and twist to release it.25Use a spoon to scoop the flesh into the bowl – you want a shallow, rather wide-ish bowl, because that will make mashing this all together a lot easier.35Amounts will vary to suit your own taste but for each avocado, I add 1 clove of garlic, 1/2 lime, 1 jalapeno and a couple tablespoons of salsa, and salt & pepper to taste. That is actually a frozen jalapeno¬†from last year’s garden. Fresh would also be very nice. I used a microplane to grate the garlic and minced the jalapeno.45Mash until you have the consistency that you like –¬† naturally, the more mashing, the smoother the final result will be. I like a medium texture55There are a lot of ways to use guacamole – it is a great veggie dip, good with chips, great on a tossed salad, among other uses. In fact, on Thursday, I will show how I used this batch in a little thing I like to call Guacamole Chicken. Until then, I suggest a nice stalk of celery. 62

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12 Responses to Guacamole – the easy way

  1. Janis says:

    Mmmm, I love Waca Guaca, as I so annoyingly call it. You make yours very similar to the way I do mine, only I often use lemon because that’s what I have on hand. There is nothing better than eating home made shredded beef taquitos and fresh home made guacamole. Yum!!!

  2. Trisha says:

    Yummy! This makes me want to head to the store for the fixin’s right now! Too bad I am not dressed!

  3. Deb says:

    I love guac! my shortcut name for Guacamole. will try it..

  4. Kate says:

    No, come back! I want to hear about the chicken . . .

  5. wow…that does look easy-yet…still tasty!

  6. Daryl says:

    Yum .. and I love the Fiestaware!

  7. Pearl says:

    love the step-by-step photos!

  8. Debbie Jean says:

    Oh how I love Guacamole. I love it!!!!

  9. Charlane says:

    looks terrific for sure

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