And then some friends came over a few weeks ago and brought tortilla chips and guacamole to munch on. Um…no thanks? But then, this friend, she sat on me and made me try it (no…not really). But I tried in anyway. A teeny, tiny little bite. Huh….that’s not too bad. So I tried a bigger bite. Hmmm. That’s pretty good! And I ate half the bowl. Because that’s just the kind of friend I am.
So, I was wrong. I can admit it. I actually like guacamole. So I made my own. I really feel like I’m growning as a person. Don’t you think?
Don’t answer that.
I am (was!) pretty clueless when it comes to avocados. Embarrassing but true. If you’re anything like me here’s a little avocado 101 to help you out!
- 3 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated.
- Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash.
- Fold in the onions, jalapenos, cilantro, and garlic.
- Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice.
- Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.
Slightly adapted from Alton Brown